The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm/44mm) is the simpler version of the Watch 4 Classic with a 44mm or 46mm case (to test
). Apart from the exterior, the main difference is the battery performance: The larger model simply has more space and accordingly a battery that lasts around 26 hours, around 8 hours longer than the model with a 40 mm diameter.
In terms of performance, there is nothing to complain about: the watch offers all the important sensors and functions that you would expect from a modern smartwatch. On the software side, Samsung has been using Google’s WearOS again for the first time since 2014, instead of the in-house TizenOS. The Galaxy Watch 4 can therefore be equipped with apps from the PlayStore. It is a pity, however, that some features can only be used in conjunction with Samsung smartphones, such as the ECG and the blood pressure measurement function.
Our conclusion at the time of testing:
“The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 scored well in the test with consistently strong measured values - but the sister model had to admit defeat in the overall rating. This is mainly due to the design and the associated smaller battery and the lack of a physical rotating bezel. The Galaxy Watch relies on that 4 top value in terms of price-performance ratio. Thanks to a renewed collaboration between Google and Samsung, Wear-OS is used as the operating system again. The only flaw that remains is a somewhat poor battery life – especially compared to the previous model. It’s also a shame that some Functions only work with a Samsung smartphone At the time of testing, the price-performance ratio of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is still very good.” Read the entire test.