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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is Android’s best Apple Watch competitor yet

todayAugust 11, 2021

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The fruits of Samsung and Google‘s recent teamwork is finally here: Samsung today announced the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the first smartwatches to be powered by the new and refined version of Wear OS.

For those not familiar, Google recently teamed up with Samsung to rebuild Wear OS from the ground up, incorporating some of the efficiency features from Tizen (Samsung’s previous Watch OS) with the power and flexibility of Wear OS. For Samsung, the benefit of moving to Wear OS is obvious: there are just way more apps available, as no one wants to develop for a platform hardly anybody uses.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is the more affordable option, at $250 for the Bluetooth-only version and $300 for LTE. This model has more of a health and fitness focus (it’s what Samsung might’ve called the Galaxy Watch ‘Active’ in earlier generations) and comes with a silicone strap. It’s available in both 40 and 44mm sizes.

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