I want one not just because its the latest samsung galaxy watch, but because im, an analog washed upper guy and having used the galaxy watch for classic for the last two weeks, makes me wonder why i wasnt intrigued to smart watches. In the first place, i somehow seem to always thought that smart watches were completely unnecessary. I mean not to say its been life changing in any way, but thinking that your phone and only your phone has become an extension of yourself theres. Nowhere near to what a smart watch could do to your day to day life well, at least in my experience with the galaxy watch for classic Music Applause Music from a design standpoint its hard to distinguish the galaxy watch 4 classic from your typical analog watch from Afar, especially when compared to the more traditionally rounded made ones, which i adore, the understated look of a normal looking watch but packed with 21st century goodness running on an exynos w920 mali g68 for smooth animations on android, wear os and samsungs 1ui watch 3 interface. Keeping a low profile is a wearable accessory throughout your day and not drawing too much attention. But if you choose to want the attention, then the 1.4 inch super amoled screen gets very bright in broad daylight and most likely will stand out at night. If you have it on full brightness regardless, if you have it tucked away underneath your sleeve its bound to shine through, i remember, being blown away by the aesthetics of the first galaxy watch when it first came out in august 2018.

But i remember trying it out at the samsung shop at the time and it felt like it was way too chunky and heavy to be even considered as a wearable, fast forward to four generations later shrinking down in thickness from 13 millimeters to just 11 millimeters and Weighing 45.5 grams from 49 grams, the improvements made in the last three years may not sound like much when compared to on paper, but it definitely will show its significant advancements as a smart watch when you strap it around your wrist. After all, if you intend to wear this throughout the day, the last thing you want is paperweight swinging back and forth. As you walk to me, im more used to big watches anyway, like the one we have here at 46, millimeters in diameter, so having it on. For long hours never really felt strenuous, especially with a samsung rich sports band, that feels really comfortable to wear throughout the day. The rotating bezel feels, oddly satisfying with every click, and i found it to be more intuitive way to engage with the watch when breezing through different apps as compared to apples, digital crown, and it didnt bother me in situations like weightlifting in the gym which could get In the way of a lot of wrist movement, when involved so ergonomically, it feels perfect to me, although i never really got around to wearing it, to sleep, mainly because im not much of a person who wears a wash to sleep anyways.

But on nights that i did having it able to track sleep patterns and the quality of sleep within those hours was a nice touch in adding value in ways that you could improve certain parts of your daily routine. But obviously i havent been living under a rock. After all, this is a tech channel and yes, i am aware of it being able to track so many other things like fitness performance, which i personally found to be the most useful during my active hours in the gym or swimming, which has ip68 ratings. So going down to about 1.5 meters would theoretically do just fine unless swimming or diving to deeper depths is your thing then, probably looking at other dive focused watches like the garmin descent series would be an ideal choice. Then again, they are, however, twice or even triple the price being a more premium watch. Samsung health does a great job at displaying your progress and setting personal milestones. That would inform you when you do or notify you when youve hit the 30 minute mark during a workout, which i found to be super useful. Just so, i can keep track of how long ive been in the gym, as well as a heart rate, monitor to keep an eye on my bpm. Oddly, though, the heart rate monitor somehow just doesnt seem to give readings correctly, even when im just sitting down like this ill have readouts up to 95 beats per minute, which is realistically unnatural.

Even when i did the test on someone else, it still gave me the same results so im not entirely sure how this inaccuracy could just be a faulty sensor or a software bug that could improve over time, because somehow, the heart rate test on my s9 plus That also came with a heart rate monitor seem to be giving the same results, so maybe it could be more of a samsung health inaccuracy thing rather than an actual sensor performing inaccurately, or maybe i just should just start consulting a doctor as soon as possible. Although there is an ecg monitor for some reason, its just not available in countries like malaysia, so i couldnt get around to testing that feature for convenience, wise being able to pick up a phone call with the watch while driving or glancing at notifications is theoretically a Safer way compared to reaching out to your phone, but its still no excuse to be using any devices while driving so drive, safe, guys text messaging using the keyboard is reminiscent of all numbered keypads. We used to get in older phones dictating each word as you type. Each letter and filling in the options automatically an efficient way to manage screen real estate instead of having the full qwerty keyboard cramped in a small space. Other features like being able to tether the camera werent as useful for me, but having it. There is a nice touch if you take a lot of selfies and remote triggers in general are always a welcome.

Battery life is decent enough at 381 milliamp hours, which gave me about two days of standby time and some casual fitness tracking sessions. You could extend it further by a days worth of battery life if you have always on display turned off, which could be the ideal way of treating the battery for longevity. If you do intend to use it for years to come. The galaxy watch 4 starts in 999, ringgit or 448 singh dollars, and the galaxy watch for classic starts at 1, 299 ringgit or 598 singh dollars. There are, however, other alternatives if you are on a budget such as the realme watch 2, pro priced at just 299 ringgit or 99 sing dollars. At the end of the day, it depends on how you see, watches overall and how you rely on what you want them to do for you, but without question. I do always have to remind myself that were not in the age of timepieces anymore, but more so of satellites and the internet, keeping everyone around the globe more connected than ever at the tips of our fingers or at the slap of our wrists in the form Of these smart watches, so am i team analog or team smartwatch? Well, one things for sure. Im gon na be really sad when i have to give it back to samsung and just the thought of saying goodbye to this oh breaks, my heart, which also is another goodbye to you, guys im guessing its about christmas time right now and have a merry christmas And a happy new year, we hope to see you guys in 2022 with more products.