I’ve been recommending a Samsung wristwatch to those seeking for one to combine with their Android smartphone for years. Samsung has always provided excellent build quality as well as cutting-edge software and health-tracking capabilities. With the new Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung collaborated with Google to integrate WearOS. When I first heard this, I was excited to give it a try.
I received the Galaxy Watch 4 about two weeks ago and have been wearing it ever since. Will I be able to continue to suggest a Samsung watch to Android users? Let’s see what I learned from my Galaxy Watch 4 experience.
Construct and Design
The lack of adjustable bezels on the Galaxy Watch 4 was the first thing I noticed. It hasn’t entirely vanished, but it is now limited to the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. So, if you want rotatable bezels, the Classic version is a better choice than the standard one.
A 20mm silicone strap is included with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. It gives the timepiece a pleasant feel in the hand. One point of contention is that the strap does not extend all the way down, making the watch appear larger than it is when worn.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is made of aluminium and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass DX. Overall, the watch is well-made, indicating that it will serve you well for a lot longer.
The user interface (UI)
The majority of Galaxy Watch 4 purchasers will be upgrading from a Samsung Gear S3 or Galaxy Watch. This implies they’d want to feel at ease with the user interface, but the new WearOS 3 might raise some concerns. Samsung was able to overlay its skin on top of normal WearOS because to its collaboration with Google. This implies that long-time Samsung watch users won’t have a hard time getting acclimated to the Galaxy Watch 4’s UI.