Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was announced beside the Galaxy Note 20 series on August 6, 2020. The new Galaxy Watch 3 traits a new design, lots of fitness tracking choices, and a built-in blood oxygen monitor which can be used to keep a note of your SpO2 levels. Read this review to find more about its cool features.

Key Specifications:

  • Starting price: $399
  • Display: 1.2 inches/1.4 inches
  • Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
  • Size: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm/45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: 247 mAh / 340 mAh
  • Durability: 5ATM + IP68
  • OS: Tizen 5.5
  • Features: HRM, SpO2, VO2 Max, ECG, blood pressure monitoring

Design


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has a round dial with a rotating bezel, but instead of two flattened buttons on the right, it has traditional-looking cylindrical stubs. The Galaxy Watch 3 is available with a 41mm or 45mm dial, both built of stainless steel. Both Bluetooth and LTE models are also available in each dial size. LTE variants have a thin red band on one of the physical buttons.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 uses a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 360x360 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass DX for scratch protection. The display is excellent, with good brightness, punchy colors, and sharp text. The watch casing is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, and also possesses military-grade durability with a MIL-STD-810G certification.

The 45mm version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is only available in Mystic Black and Mystic Silver. If you want the new Mystic Bronze color, you'll have to go with the 41mm variant. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 clasps to the charger using magnets, but the base of the charger also magnetically sticks to metal surfaces.

Features


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is powered by a dual-core Exynos 9110 SoC and has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (4.3GB usable). It has Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, NFC, and sensors such as an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and heart rate sensor. There are red LEDs and an infrared sensor on the bottom of the watch, which is used for estimating blood oxygen (SpO2) levels. The LTE version supports an eSIM for 4G connectivity, so you can receive notifications and calls when you don’t have your phone with you.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has a 340mAh battery which offers more than two full days of “regular” usage. The watch can also be charged using conventional Qi wireless chargers and smartphones that support reverse wireless charging.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can also observe blood pressure and take an ECG. However, these features aren't available on the devices sold in India for now. Also features like Samsung Pay is missing on Indian models.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 works on One UI Watch Edition (v2.0), which is based on Tizen rather than Android. It's easy to understand the interface, even if you are a first-time user.

New widgets can be joined straight from the watch and you can reorder them through the Galaxy Wearable app. The clock face can be changed by long-pressing the home screen and selecting a new one. There's a good selection of apps preinstalled on the device, and you can also get lots more from the Galaxy app store. There's also the Samsung Health app, which helps you understand all the health-related data measured by the watch. Both apps are available on iOS as well as Android.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can also track sleep. Samsung has partnered with the National Sleep Foundation to better understand the readings taken by the watch. The other highlight feature is blood oxygen monitoring. The Galaxy Watch 3 tries to check SpO2 levels through your wrist.

Final Opinion


The 45mm LTE design of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with LTE costs Rs.38,990, while the 41mm design costs Rs.34,990. However, the non-LTE models are coming in at Rs.32,990 and Rs.29,990 for the 45mm and 41mm models. Even though these devices are a little expensive, it's still a lot less compared to what you'd be paying for a stainless steel LTE version of an Apple Watch Series 6.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with a thinner and more ethereal design is a great choice for Android users. The wide variety of fitness and health innovations along with decent battery life and cool display makes it a very versatile smartwatch.

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