Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 (44mm) Full Smartwatch Specifications, Features and Price

$238.27

  • Release date:: August, 2023
  • Display:: 1.5 inches, 480 x 480 pixels
  • Body:: Armor aluminum | Sapphire glass
  • Battery Life:: 300mAh | Up to 40 hours
  • Storage & Memory:: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM
  • Compatibility:: Android 10.0+ and RAM 1.5GB+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Battery:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Features:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Price:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Last updated on November 24, 2023 12:09 pm
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The Galaxy Watch 6 succeeds the Galaxy Watch 5 and it comes with a few additions. The new watch which was released alongside Galaxy Watch 6 Classic has a bigger display, an easier to swap band and is powered by a faster Exynos W930 chip. Moreover, the Galaxy Watch 6 launches with Wear OS 4 out of the box and boast up to 40hours of battery life.

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 6 comes in two sizes; 40mm and 44mm and each of these sizes is also available in both LTE and Bluetooth models.

And like older Galaxy Watches, the Galaxy Watch 6 boasts staggering durability. It has a frame made of armor aluminum while the screen is a premium Sapphire glass. Meanwhile, the straps which are now easier to change come in silicone material and can be swapped with 20mm wide straps. The Galaxy Watch 6 is also rated 5ATM which means it can survive water pressure up to 50 meters.

Galaxy Watch 6 at a glance

The 44mm unit of the Galaxy Watch 6 comes in graphite and silver colors while the 40mm unit is available in graphite and gold colors.
Beyond the durable design, the Galaxy Watch 6 like its predecessor has an AMOLED powered display which is very colorful and easy to read. However, the display is now bigger. While the 40mm has a 1.3 inches display, the 44mm unit has a 1.5 inches display.

Surprisingly, like the Galaxy Watch 5, the Galaxy Watch 6 has 16GB storage out of which about 8GB is available for use. This is quite small especially considering that the likes of Pixel Watch 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 boast 32GB and 64GB respectively.

There is a microphone and speaker in the Galaxy Watch 6 that allows for Bluetooth calls, and with the LTE model, you can make and receive calls without your phone.

The Galaxy Watch 6 is also a comprehensive health tracker, it boasts a long list of health-tracking features. It features regulars like the ability to track your steps, sleep, heart rate, calories, stress, blood oxygen and skin temperature. It also features ECG and blood pressure monitoring, and there is also a long list of sports modes to choose from. There is also an inbuilt GPS in the Galaxy Watch 6 that allows it to map your routes and locations during an outdoor activity.

In the battery department, the 40mm unit is equipped with a 300mAh battery capacity while the 44mm unit is equipped with a 425mAh battery. Samsung claims you can get up to 40 hours in typical usage and up to 30 hours with always-on enabled. Interestingly, it takes less than an hour to fully charge the watch.

Galaxy Watch 6 (40mm) Bluetooth model retails at $270 while the 44mm unit retails for $300. Meanwhile, the 40mm LTE model has a $320 price tag while the 44mm unit has a $350 price tag.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Features

  • Has a 1.5 inches always-on display powered by super AMOLED. Navigation is via touchscreen support and 2 physical buttons.
  • Case is made of armor aluminum, the bezel is also made of armor aluminum while straps are made of silicone. The screen is made of sapphire glass.
  • It is available in graphite and silver colors.
  • The Galaxy Watch 6 is rated 5ATM, thus it can survive water pressure up to 50 meters. You can wear it under the rain or to the swimming pool. Though diving with it isn’t recommended. It also features a water-eject function that allows you to eject water from the loudspeaker after immersion in water.
  • The watch comes with a handful of preloaded watch faces and you can change the watch face by choosing from the preloaded watch faces or download more from the Google Playstore.
  • The watch is rugged and tough, thanks to the MIL-STD-810H certification – A US military grade rating that certifies it can withstand harsh weather conditions.
  • The watch is equipped with 16GB storage capacity which allows you to store your favorite tracks. You can also stream music from popular services like Spotify and YouTube music. To get the best music experience, connect a headphone.
  • Features voice assistants like Google Assistant and Bixby by Samsung that will allow you to use your voice to do simple tasks.
  • Features on-the-go non-contactless payment with Samsung Pay. Google Pay is also available.
  • Equipped with both a microphone and speaker, you can make and receive calls directly from the Galaxy Watch 6 when you are nearby. With the LTE model, you don’t need your phone nearby to make and receive calls.
  • When notifications is enabled, the watch will keep you connected to all that matters to you such as email, calls and SMS. It also features utility apps like reminders, weather forecast, unlock the phone, remote music control, remote camera control, timer, alarm and stopwatch apps.
  • Equipped with 2GB RAM and a 5nm W930 Exynos chip which according to Samsung promises 18% faster performance when compared to its predecessor, Galaxy Watch 5.
  • Runs on Wear OS 4 out of the box with Samsung’s One UI 5 interface that enables a better user experience.
  • It’s compatible with Android 10.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Fitness and Activity Tracking Features

  • The watch will continuously track all the basics such as your steps, calories, distance, and floors climbed.
  • It comprehensively tracks your sleep in four stages; light, deep, awake, and REM stages of sleep.
  • It comprehensively tracks your heart rate continuously, and will show your average, maximum and resting heart rate.
  • Will also allow you to measure your stress level and can help you manage stress via guided breathing sessions.
  • There is an electrical heart sensor that will allow you to take ECG tracking for irregular heart rhythms and can help you detect atrial fibrillations.
  • Features blood pressure monitoring that allows you to easily measure your blood pressure directly from the watch. You must calibrate the watch with a traditional cuff to get the best result. You will also need to install the Samsung Health Monitor app to do this.
  • There are about 90 preset workout modes for you to choose from with the ability to auto-detect and track 7 activities.
  • It features Spo2 measurement, a feature that allows you to measure your blood oxygen directly from the watch.
  • Features incidental fall detection that will allow the watch to call preset emergency contacts when it detects a hard fall. It also features an SOS emergency feature that allows you to set emergency contacts the watch will automatically call when you press the home button three times. During an emergency, the watch will send messages to a preset emergency contact with a link to your location. Moreover, your medical info can now be shared with first responders after an emergency has occurred.
  • Tracks your fitness level and shows your VO2 Max. after working out outdoors.
  • Features Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) that will allow you to measure your body composition. It will measure your body fat, body water, skeletal muscle mass, and BMI.
  • There is a temperature sensor that will allow you to monitor your skin temperature with the watch.

Pros

  • Awesome design, elegant and classy.
  • A comprehensive health tracker.
  • 16GB onboard music storage (about 7GB is available for use).
  • Can make and receive calls.
  • Great performance with Exynos W930 and 2GB RAM.

Cons

  • Not compatible with iOS devices.
  • ECG, blood pressure and BIA might not work in every country (no thanks to different country polices).
  • 16GB storage is good but its a far cry compared to Pixel Watch 2 and Apple Watch 9.
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Full Specifications

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Galaxy Watch 6 (44mm)

Device type

Gender

Release date

August, 2023

Predecessor

Galaxy Watch 5

Successor

Versions

Bluetooth/WiFi only, LTE

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42.8 x 44.4 x 9.0 mm

Weight

(excluding straps), 33.3g

Shape

Circular

Case material

Armor Aluminum

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Armor Aluminum

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

MIL-STD-810H

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Graphite, Silver

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.5 inches

Display type

Super AMOLED, Full color

Display resolution

480 x 480 pixels

Pixel density

453 PPI

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.3

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

2GB RAM

ROM

16GB

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

(Cellular model), 4G LTE

SIM type

,

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

Reply to Notifications

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Sensor(s)

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, BIA sensor, Electrical heart sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Infrared temperature sensor, Optical heart rate sensor

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Floors climbed

Stress

Yes

Fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Underwater heart rate tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Yes

Sport modes

90

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

425mAh

Battery life

Up to 40 hours

Charging type

Charging dock, WPC based wireless charging

Charging time

30min-1hr

Solar charging

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

Exynos w930

CPU

1.4GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A55)

GPU

Mali™-G68 MP2

Operating system

Wear OS 4

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Samsung Galaxy Wearable app

Compatibility

Android 10.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+

Payment system

Google Pay, Samsung Pay

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

,

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Manual, Straps, Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

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