6 best features of Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
With the Galaxy Watch 6 series, Samsung is once again raising the bar that other Android wearables will have to meet.
So what makes the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 so special? What are its top features? Let's find out more details through the article below!
1. Thinner bezels, bigger screens
At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and its Classic sibling may look similar to the Korean giant's previous Wear OS watches. But there's one big design upgrade: Thinner bezels.
In turn, this has allowed the company to increase the screen size for a more immersive experience. Samsung claims the Galaxy Watch 6 has 30% thinner bezels, while the Watch 6 Classic's rotating bezel is 15% thinner.
In terms of screen size, the 40mm Watch 6 version is equipped with a 1.3-inch AMOLED panel, while the 44mm variant has a 1.5-inch screen - an increase of 20% compared to the Watch 5 series. Watch 6 Classic has configurations 43mm and 47mm models, with 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch screens.
2. Brighter screen
The Galaxy Watch 6's circular display is not only bigger, but brighter. It has a claimed maximum brightness of 2000 nits, ensuring you can view the displayed content even under direct sunlight. In addition, the Always On Display on the wearable is also smart enough to adjust the brightness depending on the ambient light.
3. Longer battery life
Despite having a larger and brighter display, the Galaxy Watch 6 series has lasted longer than its predecessor. All thanks to Samsung having included a larger battery inside the smartwatch.
While the 40mm Galaxy Watch 6 has a 300mAh battery, the 44mm model has a 425mAh battery. For comparison, the 40mm and 44mm versions of the Watch 5 are equipped with 284mAh and 410mAh batteries, respectively.
Although the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic has a larger chassis, it has the same 300mAh and 425mAh batteries as the regular model. Samsung claims the Watch 6 can last up to 40 hours on a single charge with Always On Display turned off. And when in a hurry, 8 minutes of charging will be enough to provide an additional 8 hours of operation.
4. Faster Chips, More RAM
Samsung's Exynos W930 chip powers the Galaxy Watch 6 series. This is a higher clocked version of the Exynos W920 chip found inside the Watch 4 and 5 series.
While the Watch 5's processor runs at 1.18GHz, the Watch 6's Exynos chip is clocked at 1.4GHz. Coupled with 2GB of RAM (earlier models only had 1.5GB), the Watch 6 should deliver smoother performance.
5. Wear OS 4 and One UI Watch 5
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 runs on the new Wear OS 4. Based on Android 13, the latest Wear OS release promises good battery life and smoother performance thanks to basic Google optimizations.
In addition to Wear OS 4, there's One UI Watch 5, Samsung's latest interface for smartwatches. It integrates several new health-focused optimizations and features, new watch faces, and more to provide a better user experience.
6. Abnormal Heart Rate Notification
Samsung's Wear OS smartwatch offers blood pressure and electrocardiogram monitoring. With the Galaxy Watch 6 series, the company introduced the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification feature. This allows the watch to check your heart rate for Atrial fibrillation (AFib) even while you're sleeping, making it one of the best smartwatches for sleep tracking.
This feature is only available in select markets for which Samsung has received the necessary approval. Since the app can be downloaded on your Galaxy Watch, you can try installing a patched version of Samsung Health to receive notifications for irregular heart rhythms in unsupported markets.
Still, Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications is still a handy feature that has the potential to save the wearer's life. This is because they will no longer need to perform manual ECG scans to detect signs of AFib while wearing the Galaxy Watch 6.
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