Smart watches have always been hard for me to sell. In theory, I like the idea of having access to maps, weather, notifications and fitness data directly on my wrist, and who does not? But with bulky cases, shamefully low battery life and unintuitive interfaces, using one has felt like an arduous task. While I would love to live life on the verge of hemorrhage, the polish simply has not been there, and again and again (no pun intended) I would find myself returning to really basic weight watches, which do little more than tell you at the time, but it weighs almost nothing and has batteries that last for years. After knowing the Samsung Galaxy Watch today, I still think that we are very far from addressing all these problems, but if everything that Samsung is testing, the Galaxy Watch could convince me to give it smart watches. another chance.
Sadly, both Galaxy Watch models are still too thick for my taste. There are those users of clocks that actively seek thick options, but with 13 mm thick each, they are even fatter than I would like them to be. We are not in the territory of puck hockey, but neither is it a great improvement over the previous designs of smart watches.
But there's a positive side here, and the good news is that, although the clocks are a little thick, Samsung is not letting that space go to waste, crammed with some of its larger batteries. While the Gear S3 offered a 380mAh battery, and last year's Gear Sport an even smaller 300mAh cell, the 46mm Galaxy watch has a battery capacity of up to 472mAh.
That has the potential to be huge, and combined with the low power consumption of the Galaxy Watch silicon, Samsung insists that we are looking for times of use even for the heaviest users that extend over several days.
I'm not one to buy manufacturers' claims at face value (and they should not either), and I'm absolutely going to want to see some real-world evidence before passing judgment on the Galaxy Watch, but if what Samsung says it's close to being true, you could easily see me choose one of these. The representatives I spoke with reported that occasional users could get up to 6 to 7 days of operation on a single charge. Sure, that's fine, but what about users who really want to use their smart watches for more than simply controlling time? Again, take this with a grain of salt until the hardware is really available for independent testing, but tell me that even the most demanding smartwatch users could see 2 to 3 days of use with a load.
For someone who begins to cold sweat when the battery of their smart watch drops below 25% and it is still early in the night, it could be a gift from the absolute sky. Even the 42mm Galaxy watch with its smaller 270mAh battery should attract users all day without sweating.
Honestly, the life of the killer battery alone could turn me into a fan of Galaxy Watch, but the rest of the improvements also interest me: a more sensitive heart rate monitor, a water resistance Significantly improved and some functions intelligent software functions. And I've never had a Gear model before, I'm looking forward to spending more time with that clicky bezel ring so satisfying.
So, please, Samsung, do not disappoint me here. I really want to forget the frequent charging of smartwatch, even with the convenience of its new and elegant dual-device wireless port. Having to constantly monitor my use I just love it when I use a smart watch, and if it has really solved this problem, I will be a very happy camper.