Alongside the new Galaxy Note 9, Samsung today introduced a brand new smartwatch.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is now official, and it runs Samsung’s Tizen OS 4.0. The new wearable will be available in 46mm and 42mm sizes, but both will be powered by a dual-core 1.15GHz Exynos 9110 processor paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Samsung has also equipped both models with a heart rate tracker, ambient light sensor, IP68 water and dust resistance, and NFC.
Now for the differences. The larger 46mm version will be available in Silver and have a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED screen. This always-on display will have a resolution of 360×360. The 46mm watch will support 22mm interchangeable straps and will be powered by a 472mAh battery.
The smaller 42mm Galaxy Watch will be offered in Midnigt Black and Rose Gold color options. It’ll have a 1.2-inch 360×360 circular Super AMOLED display and will support 20mm interchangeable watch bands. Its battery is smaller, too, coming in at 270mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android 5.0 or later as well as iPhone 5 and later models running iOS 9.0 or higher.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Watch in the U.S. on August 24th. It’ll be available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung.com, with pricing starting at $329.99 for the 42mm model and going up to $349.99 for the 46mm variant. Customers who order the Galaxy Watch from Samsung before September 8th will receive a free watch band.
The Galaxy Watch will also be offered in an LTE model that’ll be sold by T-Mobile as well as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and Samsung. In addition to its built-in LTE connectivity, this model gets a bump to 1.5GB of RAM.
T-Mobile says that it’ll launch the Galaxy Watch later in 2018. Pricing begins at $15 down and $15 per month for 24 months for the 42mm, while the 46mm will cost $16 down and $16 per month for 24 months. T-Mo will also have a special deal for the Galaxy Watch when it launches that’ll offer customers half off a Galaxy Watch when they buy one on EIP and add a line.