Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have been launched in India. The devices were unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event earlier this month. Samsung's new wearable lineup comprises two models — Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The Galaxy Watch 4 comes in an aluminium build and has 40mm and 44mm size variants, whereas the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a stainless steel body in 42mm and 46mm sizes. The Galaxy Buds 2 feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and an upgraded design over its predecessor.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Bluetooth-only model) is priced at Rs. 23,999 for the 40mm dial size, and Rs. 26,999 for the 44mm model. The LTE model starts at Rs. 28,999 for the 40mm model and Rs. 31,999 for the 44mm variant. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) will be available in Black, Pink Gold, and Silver colours, while Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) will come in Black, Green, and Silver colours.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (Bluetooth-only model) is priced at Rs. 31,999 for the 42mm model and Rs. 34,999 for the 46mm variant. The LTE model is priced starting at Rs. 36,999 for the 42mm variant and Rs. 39,999 for the 46mm model. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be available in Black and Silver colour options.
Lastly, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are priced at Rs. 11,999 in India. They will be available in Graphite, Lavender, Olive Green, and White colour options. Pre-booking of Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Buds 2 will begin August 30 and sale will commence starting September 10. The devices will be available via Samsung.com as well as across leading online and offline retail stores in India.
Pre-booking offers on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series include e-vouchers worth Rs. 6,000. There are also cashback offers worth Rs. 3,000 from leading banks. Upon pre-booking Galaxy Buds 2, consumers will be eligible for e-vouchers worth Rs. 3,000. Cashbacks worth Rs. 1,200 will also be eligible upon pre-booking Galaxy Buds 2 across all leading banks.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic run on One UI Watch 3, based on the new Wear OS. Samsung has used its wearable focussed Exynos W920 SoC for the smartwatches, paired with 1.5GB RAM. The devices also have 16GB of onboard storage.
On the display front, the Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) both feature 1.2-inch AMOLED displays with a 396x396 pixels resolution. The Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm), on the other hand, come with 1.4-inch (450x450 pixels) AMOLED displays. In both display sizes, you will get Gorilla Glass DX protection.
The Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) pack 247mAh batteries, whereas the Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm) have 361mAh batteries. Both Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic come with features such as heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking, and sleep analysis. There is also electrocardiogram (ECG) support. Further, the smartwatches have features such as fall detection, analysis of menstrual cycles, and come with a water-resistant IP68-certified build. Connectivity options include 4G LTE (optional), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ Glonass/ Beidou/ Galileo, and NFC.
On the compatibility front, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will work with devices running at least Android 6.0 and have more than 1.5GB of RAM. Additionally, the smartwatches are also designed to work with Samsung Pay and Google Pay services as well as provide notifications for calls, SMS messages, and emails.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 can deliver up to 29 hours of battery life with the charging case. The earbuds offer up to 7.5 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. However, when using ANC, the battery life will drop to 20 hours (with charging case). Each earpiece of the Galaxy Buds 2 packs a 61mAh battery and the case has a 472mAh battery. Users will also get one hour of listening from the earbuds with just five minutes of charging. Further, there is Qi wireless charging support as well.
Sensors on the Galaxy Buds 2 include accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, hall sensor, touch sensor, and voice pickup unit (VPU). Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with IPX7 certification for splash and water resistance. They also have a two-way driver configuration. Each earbud includes a tweeter and a woofer. The earbuds feature three microphones — two will be used for ANC. Samsung has also offered AKG-tuned audio on the earbuds. The company has provided Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity on the Galaxy Buds 2. The earbuds also have six different equaliser settings that you can set from your paired phone.