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The maker of one of the best phones in the market and the current industry leader in wearable gears, Apple has been introducing some incredible innovations in the ‘smart’ world. And offering stiff competition to Apple has been none other than arch-rival Samsung, the other best smartphone manufacturer in the segment.
The smartwatches from both tech giants are here - Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch. If you have by now (as the year ends) identified the top phones 2019 but are thinking about the smartwatch to own, here is a comparison between the two smartwatches. If your budget is tight and you still can’t resist these smartwatches, a consumer durable loan is the way to go. So, let’s dive straight into the latest innovations from the makers of the top phones worldwide.
|Samsung Galaxy Watch||V/S||Apple Watch Series 4|
|A conventional-looking watch with a robust appearing round face and a rotating bezel - also the device manager. Different watch sizes (42mm / 46mm) get distinct and hassle-free straps (20mm / 22mm). The traditional look of the Samsung watch reflects maturity and scores high points here. It’s bigger and may not suit men with tiny wrists (try before purchasing). A touchscreen is offered, and it’s waterproof. Yes, you can go swimming wearing this. |
Presented in AMOLED display measuring 1.2 inches (42mm) and 1.3 inches (46mm), its resolution is 360 x 360.
|Design & Display||The Series 4, updated Apple Watch gets a larger display area and significantly trimmed bezels. The familiar square-shaped body may feel monotonous. However, the built quality is impeccable in every sense. It’s slick and elegant. The 3D touch-enabled touchscreen is intuitive (and waterproof), and a bit harder tab gets you different features. The rotating digital crown with haptic feedback cannot be missed. If a slimmer watch interests you, this is the one. |
The resolution for 44mm version is of 368 x 448, while 40mm one is 324 x 394.
|Detects about 39 different exercises, and automatically tracks six workouts - such as walking, running, cycling, etc. The accuracy of an optical heart rate sensor is commendable; whereas integrated GPS allows you to keep your phone (Android) at home while running. It can be worn when you sleep to record your sleep quality, and to some extent, manage stress levels too.||Features & Tracking||The Apple Watch emulates all that its competitor does. In fact, it goes a step further with features such as a precise optical heart rate sensor, additional choices for exercise tracking, auto-track of various workouts, etc. GPS and cellular connectivity are nearly identical. It not just observes your stress levels but also reminds you to take a break, in case it senses that you are overstressed. Also, the new ECG feature and other health-tracking elements are worth mentioning, which are USPs in this latest Apple Watch iteration.|
|The sensor list includes a heart-rate monitor, GPS, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, etc. ||Sensors||In addition to Samsung’s, Apple offers a compass, blood oxygenation level monitor, etc. Apple scores over Samsung here.|
|The excellent battery of Galaxy watches (42mm/270mAh battery and 46mm/472mAh battery) performs uninterruptedly for several days without any charge. The verified battery life is of 72 hours.||Battery||The claimed standby time of Apple Watch 4 is of 18 hours - without GPS/Bluetooth usage for audio. On the safer side, it may reach a maximum of 24 hours. If the daily charging of the watch annoys you, Samsung is the better bet. |
|Powered by homemade Tizen OS, it works on Android as well as iOS - although limited - against Samsung phones. It runs on Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15GHz chipset.||OS||It only works with iPhones and operates on Apple's watch OS5. The S4 system on a chip gets a 64-bit dual-core processor. |
Hope this assessment helps you in deciding on the smartwatch that you want to own. If you are worried about the price, the several consumer durable loans or mobile loans from Tata Capital can help you. With such a loan, you can repay the amount in easy EMIs. Among other smartphone tips of the day, it is suggested that you check the other smartwatches too in the market from emerging players as well. You could buy them at almost half the cost of these two watches.
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