The latest successor to their smartwatch range after the release of the Gear Sport last year, the Samsung Galaxy Watch was announced alongside the Galaxy Note9 at its global launch in New York and at its grand Malaysia launch at the Axiata arena a few weeks ago. Now, Samsung has just issued an announcement that the Galaxy Watch is now available for preorders in Malaysia.
The Galaxy Watch comes in two different sizes, the 46mm with a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED display or the slightly smaller 42mm watch face which has a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display.
The larger 46mm sized watch accepts 22mm width watch straps while the 42mm sized one accepts 20mm watch straps. Like the Gear S3 and Gear Sport before it, the Galaxy Watch in both its sizes accepts third party watch straps in the corresponding sizes which allows for users to use their own straps to get their own distinctive look though Samsung has an array of their own straps that you can also purchase at their retail outlets including some posh looking ones from Braloba.
Size aside, both variants of the Galaxy Watch run their own Tizen OS 4.0 on an Exynos 9110 Dual Core 1.15GHz processor paired up with 768MB RAM and 4GB of storage. Of note is that it works equally well with iPhones and other Android phones alike as Tizen is fairly device agnostic. Other enhancements include a revamped sleep tracker, the ability to help you manage stress with a breathing exercise app and it even has the ability to track up to 39 different workouts to keep your calorie count current.
The Galaxy Watch also has improved resistance to the elements with the ability to continue working in up to 5ATM of water while boasting of an IP68 water resistance rating. For Malaysia, the Galaxy Watch will be available at all good retail stores nationwide starting from 5 October 2018. From 1 to 4 October 2018 on the Samsung e-store, customers can preorder the Galaxy Watch and score free goodies.
The 46mm Galaxy Watch retails for RM1,299 in Silver and preorder customers will get a free strap worth RM109 in their choice of Brown or Navy Blue. The 42mm Galaxy Watch retails for RM1,199 in Midnight Black or Rose Gold and preorder buyers will get a Tan strap if they buy the Midnight Black version and a quaint shade dubbed ‘Phonebox’ for Rose Gold. For more details and to score the preorder swing by https://www.samsung.com/my/wearables/galaxy-watch/