In addition to the new smartphones of the Galaxy Note 20 family and the high-end tablets Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, in last the last Unpack event Samsung also made official the new Galaxy Watch 3.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 updated with ECG Monitoring in the US
Well, today, the FDA in the US has approved the requested ECG certification. The news was shared directly to the users with a firmware update; which is rapidly hitting all US users.
The ECG monitoring is obviously one of the highlights on the Galaxy Watch 3. That said, this still appears to be an exclusive for some countries at the moment. As of now, the list only includes South Korea and the United States. The company is waiting for other countries to approve the ECG certification before kicking out them update.
Along with the ECG monitoring, the new update also brings the VO2 Max measurement feature. Through this functionality you can find out the maximum amount of oxygen consumption during training or resting.
As for the other specs and features, the smartwatch comes in two sizes, with a 45mm and 41mm case. In both cases, we are faced with a Super AMOLED panel, but of different dimensions: 1.4 inches for the first and 1.2 inches for the second. Both variants still enjoy the IP68 certification against dust and water infiltration (the two smartwatches are waterproof up to 5 atmospheres); along with a MIL-STD-810G military grade certification against shocks and falls.
VO2 Max Measurement is also Coming with the Update
Inside the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 we find 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory; while the operating system is Tizen 5.5. The smartwatch is then by a 340mAh (45 mm model) or 247mAh (41mm model) battery. In both cases, there’s an LTE variant that allows you to use the smartwatch independently of the smartphone. The Galaxy Watch 3 45mm also includes a version with a titanium body that comes only in the Bluetooth variant.
Finally, we have a function for detecting falls, just like on the Apple Watch; it is possible to perform actions simply through the movement of the hands; there’s sleep monitoring and automatic training tracking, an NFC for electronic payments and support for wireless charging.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is available in three colors Black, Silver and Gold/Bronze with a starting price of $400 for the 41mm variant and $430 for the 45mm model.