Samsung revealed their new Galaxy products at its Unpacked event in New York City.
Rumours abounded as to what was to be shown, but a brand new wearable was always on the cards.
The Gear 4 has a whole host of new functions to help you get fit as well as a new look.
Galaxy Watch has a long-lasting battery life, 4G connectivity (later this year), wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design.
There’s also stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, as well as new styles including three colours (Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold), and new customisable watch strap colours.
As early rumours suggested the product ditched the name Gear to be called Galaxy Watch instead – the first with such a name.
There’s more modes than the previous S3 and better specs, it’s also ‘swim ready’ – here’s what you need to know.
How much will it cost?
The Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy Watch will be available for pre-order from EE on 9th August and to buy from 7th September, and will be priced from £329, as well as available interest free on EE Add to Plan over 11 monthly payments.
What is it called?
It was expected that the watch would change it’s name – it’s now known as Samsung Galaxy Watch.
The game was given away when Samsung registered a logo for the watch recently, with font that was similar to that used on the Note and S lines.
Galaxy Watch specs
The main spec of interest is the “seven days” battery life that apparently comes with the largest case size. It can also be charged at the same time as Note 9 – with the dual charger.
With a signature circular bezel and rotating design, the smartwatch resembles a normal watch.
It has a high-res, AMOLED display, and scratch resistance.
The watch also features NFC to allow Samsung Pay intergration.
The assistant Bixby, which debuted on Galaxy S8 last year, will also play a part.
The watch also syncs with your calendar.
Size and colour
Galaxy Watch has a Silver 46mm version, and 42mm option in Midnight Black or Rose Gold.
Design and water resistant
For the first time, Galaxy Watch features analog watch ticks and hourly chimes, and a depth effect that casts shadows defining every detail on the watch face for a traditional look and feel.
Galaxy Watch also has certified military-level durability with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and 5 ATM rating water resistance.
Health and getting fit
Galaxy Watch adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow you to customise and change up their routines.
Galaxy Watch also has an intuitive calorie tracking and personalised alerts.
You can stay on track with your meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device – to take a photo of each meal and instantly log nutritional information in Samsung Health and on Galaxy Watch for better calorie management.
The Galaxy S3 only had 10 workout modes.
The watch tracks your sleep too and can tell you how long you slept and how good the sleep was. You can link the watch up to the Note 9.
When can I buy Galaxy Watch?
The Galaxy Watch is available in two versions. The Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy Watch is available now. The 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch will be available in the UK later this year and EE will be the first UK network to support it.
Pricing and availability will be announced in due course. and we will update you here.
What else was announced at Unpacked?
Samsung’s Unpacked event also featureed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the new phablet that will have a longer battery life, huge storage and new specs.
The two options are 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, and a cheaper model with 6GB or RAM and 128GB.
Prices are £899 and £1,099.