The Samsung Galaxy 42MM Rose Gold watch is an eye-catching time piece with an abundance to offer beyond keeping time, particularly if you want to keep track of your exercise or sleeping habits.
Comfortable to wear and extremely stylish, sleek and super easy to use, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has now become my favourite tech fashion accessory and once you start playing with all the features it’s hard not to become a convert.
Of course, it helps if you also have a Samsung smartphone and you’ve already connected to Bixby and the full Samsung ecosystem because you’ll benefit more from its true capabilities but it’s by no means imperative.
Visibility can be an issue with smart watches generally speaking but like many wearables there are a number of ways to get around this. For instance, the Apple Watch has a digital crown to navigate through apps, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch has a rotating bezel. Combined with the buttons on the side of the device, it makes it easy to cycle through the various screens, select apps and scroll through menus. That rotating bezel helps you navigate through menus and get to what you need with minimal fuss.
Big and bold in size compared to most traditional watches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has the additional benefit of utility plus the rose gold watch face and pink wrist strap is a fashion statement.
You can easily change up the look by customising the Galaxy Watch with a selection of watch faces and straps. For the first time, it 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.
Personally, I find the heart-rate sensor really useful because it can determine your resting heart rate and keep an eye on your progress during exercise. Galaxy Watch has a total of 39 workouts to help you vary your routines. There is also an intuitive calorie tracking feature and personalised alerts to help reach your health goals.
The watch helps you keep track of your stress levels and can measure them and track sleep patterns allowing you take better control of your general wellbeing.
I often do the breathing exercises which is a good way to stop and take a moment for yourself.
The sleep tracker monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, which is an excellent way of showing you how well, or not as the case may be, you are sleeping so you can find new ways to improve it.
One thing that does need paying personal attention to is not letting it run out of battery. Typically you get less than 2 days of battery charge which feels short but according to Samsung the battery has 80+ hours of life. However, it’s easy to drain the battery life more quickly if you are using it a lot and who wants to keep it in grayscale?
It’s easy to become addicted to playing with all the features but in a fun way. And it’s worthwhile because you really do want to maximise the watches multi-functioning abilities such as receiving text messages, accessing your calendar quickly, keeping track of your fitness stats. What I love about it is that you can do all this so conveniently from your wrist.
- Fitness Tracking Options at your Fingertips
- Apps at your Command
- Go Nonstop for Days on a Single Charge
- Compatible with Android and iOS
- Extra Wireless Charging Dock Included
- The Galaxy Watch is available in Midnight Black, Silver and Rose Gold, in two watch face sizes (46mm and 42mm). The cellular model is priced from $649 (RRP) and the Bluetooth model from $549 (RRP).