Release Date, Price, Features, Specifications

Release Date, Price, Features, Specifications

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Samsung announced its new Galaxy Watch lineup on July 10, including the first-of-its-kind Galaxy Watch Ultra and Galaxy Watch 7. Both watches will go on sale on July 24 and are available for pre-order now on Amazon and Samsung’s websites.

Aside from the launch of the first Galaxy Watch Ultra, the biggest news is Samsung’s integration of Galaxy AI into all new Galaxy Watch models in 2024, which will enable two new features called “Energy Score” and “Wellness Tips.”

Samsung’s New AI-Powered ‘Energy Scores’ and ‘Wellbeing Tips’

Each of Samsung’s latest wearable devices offers new Galaxy AI-powered features: Energy Score and Wellness Tips, designed to help you better understand your body, health and well-being.

Energy Score gives you a sense of your daily physical and mental health by giving you a score from 1 to 100. This score is based on seven metrics related to sleep, activity, and heart rate, with these metrics collected by Galaxy Watch sensors and processed by built-in AI.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra is powered by Samsung Galaxy AI technology, which provides two main features: Energy Score and Wellness Tips.

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Wellness Tips is more like a personal trainer. It provides insights and personalized recommendations on exercise, sleep, stress, water intake, and more. Wellness Tips tracks your daily health over time to report on your progress and recommend changes you can make to become healthier.

You can check your Energy Score and Wellness Tips in the Samsung Health app on any Android phone that supports the app. However, the specific Insight feature in Energy Score requires a Galaxy device that supports Galaxy AI and will not be available on non-Samsung Android devices.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra: Features

The Galaxy Watch Ultra has a round square titanium case with a circular display and includes a new Quick Button for various commands during a workout. A single press starts or pauses the workout, a double press indicates a new interval or lap during running and cycling, and a long press ends the workout.

The new Quick Button on the Galaxy Watch Ultra provides quick shortcuts to certain features, but its functionality was initially quite limited.

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For now, the new Quick Button and its exercise features are limited to running and cycling, but we’re sure to add more workouts over time with future updates.

Pressing the Quick Button for five seconds activates an 85 dB alarm siren that can be heard from almost 600 feet (180 meters) away.

You can also set a five-second press of the Quick Button to open the Samsung Health app, the stopwatch feature, the flashlight feature, or enable Water Lock mode when submerging the Galaxy Watch Ultra underwater. Speaking of submerging underwater, the Galaxy Watch Ultra is waterproof to a depth of 330 feet (100 meters).

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is powered by Samsung’s new Exynos W1000 smartwatch processor, which provides smooth, fast performance. It also has dual GPS for faster location and greater accuracy.

The Galaxy Watch Ultra has several sensors that improve the accuracy of heart rate measurement and monitor sleep.

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Samsung is also touting the Galaxy Watch Ultra’s more accurate heart rate measurement for tracking exercise and sleep. It now includes heart rate thresholds and heart rate zones thanks to the new BioActive sensor.

The company also boasts that the Galaxy Watch Ultra has up to 16 hours of battery life, as measured during an outdoor workout with full GPS functionality. Battery life in power saving mode is up to 48 hours, but that could mean reduced GPS accuracy and heart rate tracking.

On a non-exercise day, Samsung says the Galaxy Watch Ultra can last up to 60 hours with the Always-On display on. In power-saving mode, the company says the watch can last up to 100 hours, but it’s not yet clear which features are disabled in power-saving mode.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra: Price and Release Date

The Galaxy Watch Ultra costs $649.99 and is available in Titanium Grey, Titanium White, or Titanium Silver. There are three different straps available for the Galaxy Watch Ultra: Marine, Trail, and PeakForm.

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is available for pre-order now on Amazon and Samsung’s websites, and will be widely available in Samsung stores and major retailers on July 24.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7: Features

The Galaxy Watch 7 is a decent upgrade over the previous generation, with the biggest updates being the larger storage option (up to 32GB), Samsung’s new BioActive sensor, and the new Exynos W1000 processor. It also has the same Galaxy AI-powered features as the Galaxy Watch Ultra.

Galaxy Watch 7 is a smoother update.

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There’s no Galaxy Watch 7 Classic with a rotating bezel at the moment — just the standard Galaxy Watch 7, which comes in two sizes, including a large 44mm option in green and silver. The small model is 40mm and comes in green and cream.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7: Price and Release Date

The Galaxy Watch 7 starts at $299.99. There are three different watch bands available for the Galaxy Watch 7 models: Sport, Fabric, and Athleisure.

The Galaxy Watch 7 is available for pre-order now on Amazon and Samsung’s websites. The device will go on general sale on July 24 at Samsung stores and major retailers.

Samsung is offering a free extra watch strap for Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra pre-orders, and 25% off a second device when you pre-order one of the new smartwatches with the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, or Galaxy Buds 3.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra: Specifications