Announced at Samsung’s latest Unpacked event, there was plenty to take in regarding all-new features for one product in particular. That product? The Samsung Galaxy Watch4
And it certainly looks the part as a result, with reviewers and owners alike still quick to heap praise on the latest Galaxy Watch’s two stylish variants. These variants include a standard, modern-looking design starting at $249 and a more expensive Classic model
starting at $349.
Accordingly, here’s a closer look at the event’s highlights as they pertain to Samsung’s newly revealed additional features for its top-tier smartwatch.
All-New Galaxy Watch4 Features
Launched barely eight weeks prior, Samsung has been extremely quick to improve upon its already brilliant Galaxy Watch4, adding several all-new features less than two months into its life.
The Galaxy Watch4’s new features were showcased at Samsung’s Unpacked Part 2 event on October 20 and then made almost immediately available to owners via a straightforward software update.
New Galaxy Watch4 Live Wallpaper Watch Faces
Anyone now running their Samsung Galaxy Watch4 on the latest operating system version will undoubtedly be pleased to have discovered several new live wallpaper watch faces.
These include an Apple Watch-inspired design called Info Brick and another named Weather Center. In addition, Galaxy Watch4 owners can also combine certain watch faces to simultaneously get the best of what several different designs have to offer.
New Knock-Knock Gesture
Arguably rather more interesting than a selection of extra watch faces is the addition of a new knock-knock gesture. Intended as a simple but effective way to launch a pre-selected app, Galaxy Watch4 owners can now make a classic knock-knock motion to fire up any feature of their choosing.
Enhanced Fall Detection
Samsung has now improved its fall detection functionality for the Galaxy Watch4. The feature was previously only active when working out. Now, enhanced fall detection monitoring is now constantly operational.
That means that if a Galaxy Watch4 wearer falls, the watch will trigger a potentially life-saving alert, regardless of where they are or what they’re doing. This feature is valuable for elderly adults who live independently.
Free 60-Day Strava Trial
Finally, the last of a small handful of main perks now available to Galaxy Watch4 owners is a free 60-day Strava trial
. Even owners of older Samsung Galaxy Watch models can get in on the action, too, it seems. Further details are then available via a dedicated landing page
on the official Strava website.
Galaxy Watch4 Bespoke Edition Incoming
Samsung also announced the arrival of a Bespoke Edition at Unpacked Part 2. The Bespoke Edition lets buyers personalize their smartwatches to their tastes.
Also appearing alongside the Bespoke Edition is a new 40mm Maison Kitsune Edition. This will cost fans of the French music label and clothing brand $399.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch4 Bespoke Edition will vary in price depending on individual buyers’ selected options.
Also Announced at Unpacked Part 2
Samsung also used its Unpacked Part 2 event to share news of a Bespoke Edition model of its Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone
. With that, and for a $100 premium, buyers are granted a choice of frame, front, and back colors.
Further announced was a brand-new option for prospective Galaxy Buds2
buyers as well. Another Maison Kitsune collaboration, Samsung’s popular wireless earbuds are available in Moonrock Beige.
Extended Smartwatch Warranties
With an Upsie warranty, customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the device. If repairs don’t make sense on the first claim, Upsie will replace the device for the customer. Customers can also save up to 70 percent on the cost of warranty coverage when compared to the cost of warranties from retailers or manufacturers.
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