Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 6 launches with a bigger screen and better battery


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Alongside the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 smartphones launched at Unpacked, Samsung also chose to launch the latest versions of its smartwatch: The Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

The display on the Watch 6 is 20% larger than the Galaxy Watch 5. That makes it easier to see, with larger text and an improved on-screen keyboard.

Samsung has also carved back the bezel, making it 30% slimmer on the Watch 6. The rotating bezel on the Watch 6 Classic is 15% thinner as well.

Perhaps most importantly though, the Galaxy Watch 6 has a much larger battery. Samsung claims that it’s enough to add an extra eight hours of use, which conveniently should be enough to let you track your sleep without needing a recharge.

Feature improvements

There’s a big focus on personalised health improvements across the new smartwatches. On the sleep front, the new models now track total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery.

This helps give a greater personalised coaching and training on improving sleep patterns.

On the fitness tracking, the watches will offer body composition tracking, letting users track physical measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.

Software will analyse your personal fitness levels to create a personalised heart rate zone to make sure you get the most from your workouts.

Pricing and availability

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will launch on August 18 and are available to pre-order now.

There are a few variants on the different models. You can see them below:

DevicesSizeConnectivityRRP (AUD)ColourPre-order offers
Watch6 40mmBluetooth$549Graphite 
Consumers will receive a bonus Black Fabric Band, valued at $99, which offers additional comfort when using the Galaxy Watch6 series Sleep features. Offer available from all major retailer, online and telco partners.

BONUS $50 gift card with purchase at each JB-Hi Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Costco, Bing Lee and Amazon.

A further BONUS $100 gift card at Harvey Norman for first five days only (26 July at 11pm to 31 July at 11:59pm). 
Watch6 Classic43mmBluetooth$699Black
Watch6 Classic43mmLTE$799
Watch6 Classic47mmBluetooth$749
Watch6 Classic47mmLTE$849



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