Samsung has always been at the forefront of the smartwatch market, and its latest Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is no exception. With a more traditional watch design, the Classic offers a physical rotating bezel with an acceptable level of tactility and a satisfying ‘clunk’ sound. The watch has an actual stainless steel casing and is available in two casing sizes, 42mm, and 46mm. Although heavier and thicker than the sleeker aluminum-bodied Watch 4, the added weight and thickness do not translate into real-world wear, making it a relatively unobtrusive innovative timepiece.
Below we have gone into the full details of the device to assist you in Making a better purchase decision.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm Price in Kenya and Key Specs
|General Specs||Bluetooth version – 5.0|
|AP||Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz|
|OS||Wear OS Powered by Samsung|
|Memory||1.5GB RAM + 16GB Internal Memory|
|Box Content||Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Quick Start Guide
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm price in Kenya is KSh24,300.
Design and Build
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic offers a more traditional watch design than the contemporary Watch 4. The Classic model features a physical rotating bezel instead of the touch-based alternative on the standard Watch 4. The bezel provides pleasing tactility with a satisfying ‘clunk’ sound. The Classic sports an actual stainless steel casing and is available in two casing sizes, 42mm, and 46mm. Both sizes are heavier and thicker than the sleeker aluminum-bodied Watch 4. The 42mm model is the thickest entry in the line at 11.2mm. However, the added weight and thickness do not translate into real-world wear, and the watch still feels like a relatively unobtrusive innovative timepiece. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is also IP68 dust and water-resistant, swim-proof up to 5ATM, and MIL-STD-810G certified. It repels scratches and nicks deftly.
The Classic comes pre-fitted with the Galaxy Watch 4 Ridge-Sport Band. Buyers can choose their band type, size, and color at purchase in markets where the Samsung Design Studio is available. The Classic is also compatible with third-party bands.
Display and Audio
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features a 1.36-inch circular Super AMOLED display with a 450 x 450 pixels resolution. The display is bright and vivid, and the watch also features an always-on display mode. The physical rotating bezel enables easy navigation through the interface. The Classic also has an auto-brightness feature that adjusts the display’s brightness based on the ambient light. The watch has a built-in speaker and microphone, allowing hands-free calling and voice commands.
Software and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic runs on the new Wear OS 3 operating system that Samsung co-developed with Google. The new OS is faster and more responsive than its predecessor and integrates seamlessly with Samsung smartphones. A dual-core Exynos W920 processor powers the Classic with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The watch has built-in GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Classic also features Samsung Pay and Bixby voice assistant and supports a range of third-party apps.
Fitness and Tracking
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a fitness-focused smartwatch with various sensors to monitor multiple activities. The watch has a built-in heart rate monitor, an ECG sensor, and a blood oxygen sensor. The Classic also has an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light sensor. The watch can track various activities, including running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. The Classic also features a sleep tracker and stress tracker.
Performance and battery
In terms of performance, the Watch 4 Classic may take some time to boot up initially, but once it’s running, it’s consistently smooth and responsive. Apps don’t crash, UI elements don’t bug out, and performance is rock-solid over extended periods of wear. Sensor accuracy and automated workout and sleep detection are also competent, making the Watch 4 series a reliable smartwatch.
However, the real test for any wearable device is battery management. It is an incredibly tricky balancing act to provide long battery life while offering feature-heavy smartwatches like the Watch 4 series, which competes with rivals, including the Apple Watch Series 7. Samsung quotes “up to” 40 hours of use per wear across the line, although the two different casing (and screen) sizes that the Classic comes in. Battery longevity will depend on usage habits, with fitness tracking, the always-on display, and LTE connectivity (if you opt for the cellular model), all significantly impacting wear time between charges.
Using additional features, such as blood oxygen monitoring and snore detection during sleep tracking, does not have a significant impact on the watch’s 247mAh battery (the 46mm model features a 361mAh battery). When the battery reaches 15%, the Watch 4 Classic suggests switching to power-saving and watch-only modes at 5% charge.
Should you buy the device?
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is an excellent choice for a smartwatch that combines classic design and modern technology. With its range of features and sensors, the watch is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, and its stylish look makes it suitable for any occasion. The watch’s battery life is impressive, considering its feature-heavy nature and smooth performance. Thus if you are looking for the real right now in our markets, then you should consider having this device right now