The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is nearly official, and Samsung is set to update its smartwatch range with its biggest update yet. To catch you up, Samsung’s next smartwatch has widely leaked, and looks set to be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. No, you didn’t miss a generation, but it looks like Samsung will skip on to Watch 3 to avoid confusion with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. But it’s still unclear when we will see a release date for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and there are conflicting reports.
Initial suspicions was that it would arrive at the Galaxy Note Unpacked event on 5 August. However, Tizenhelp has since reported that the smartwatch may gets its own reveal on 22 July. There’s no credible source for either of these – so watch this space. We’ve been writing about the Galaxy Watch 3 since the first rumors emerged, so here we’ve collated every piece of confirmed information, every leak and every rumor together into one place. We know that the new Galaxy Watch is set to shrink in size to 41mm and 45mm case sizes, packs in GPS, heart rate. From the FCC filings we have a pretty clear idea of the main features of the Galaxy Watch 3. There’s alleged to be a 360×360 OLED screen, which we’re expecting to really pack a punch as Samsung wearables always do. The smartwatch will feature GPS built in for the accurate tracking of outdoor workouts, such as running and cycling. GPS is also required to get biometric data such as VO2 Max. One of the favourite features of the original Galaxy Watch was the rotating bezel used to for tactile control of the circular Tizen interface.
The battery inside is a 247 mAh for the 41mm version and a bigger 340 mAh one for the 45mm.
⬆️ The Upside: As we noted before, the Galaxy Watch 3 does not seem to offer much surprises so far. It is also still unclear which new features the watch will offer to differentiate itself from its predecessors. Will the Galaxy Watch 3 support Blood pressure monitoring or hydration measurement? These are some of the key questions that still need to be answered. It will be critical for Samsung to offer highly differentiated features to continue to compete against Apple in the long run.