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Featured in this comparison chart is Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 3 which comes in two sizes; 41mm and 45mm, and each of these two also come in LTE or Bluetooth version. The difference between the LTE and Bluetooth versions is the presence of eSIM in the LTE that makes it a standalone smartwatch. Compare the difference between Samsung Galaxy Watch (45mm) LTE vs Bluetooth to find out all the differences.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) LTE vs Bluetooth Full Specs Comparison

 
 
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samsung galaxy watch 3 (45mm) (LTE) full specs

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) (LTE) Full Smartwatch Specifications, Features and Price

samsung galaxy watch 3 (41mm) (Bluetooth) full specs

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm) Full Smartwatch Specifications, Features and Price

Price $419.99 $369.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) (LTE) Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm) (Bluetooth)
Device type Fitness/Classic/Standalone smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Women
Release date August, 2020 August, 2020
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Samsung Galaxy Watch
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE, Titanium Bluetooth, LTE, Titanium
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm 42.5 x 41 x 11.3 mm
Weight 53.8g (excluding straps) 48.2g (excluding straps)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather Leather
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Mystic bronze, Mystic silver Mystic bronze, Mystic silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.2 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density 364 ppi 364 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 2GB 1GB
ROM 8GB 8GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE None
SIM type e-SIM None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass
ECG Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes Yes
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking
On-screen workout Yes Yes
Sport modes 40 40
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh 247mAh
Battery life Regular: 2 days Regular: 2 days
Charging type Charging dock, WPC based wireless charging Charging dock, WPC based wireless charging
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen 5.5 Tizen 5.5
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Health App Samsung Health App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (LTE), Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Straps
Price $419.99 $369.00

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) LTE vs Bluetooth Differences Compared

Galaxy Watch 3 is slimmer, more compact, and weighs a little less than it’s predecessor, the Galaxy Watch. It also comes with new fitness tracking features which include blood oxygen tracking, menstrual cycle tracking, VO2 Max., trip detection and expands on the running coach that was introduced to Galaxy Watch Active 2. Also, ECG and blood pressure monitoring that was introduced to Active 2 are also present on Galaxy Watch 3 and it has a higher RAM and storage.

So, basically, both the LTE and Bluetooth version share the same features except that the LTE version is a standalone smartwatch as a result of the embedded eSIM in the watch. This enables it to make and receive calls directly from the watch without your phone, but with the Bluetooth version, you will need to connect to your phone to be able to make and receive calls from the watch.

The prices are also different, the LTE versions are priced higher than Bluetooth versions. The price for the 41mm size starts at $399 for Bluetooth and $430 for the LTE version, while the price for 45mm starts at $430 for Bluetooth and $480 for the LTE model.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Features

  • 1.4/1.2 inches always-on AMOLED display with touchscreen support, 2 physical buttons and physical rotating bezel.
  • 5ATM (50 meters) Swim-proof, eject water from the loudspeaker after immersion in water.
  • Over 50000 custom watch faces to choose from.
  • Rugged smartwatch with MIL-STD-810G- US military grade rating for shock.
  • 1GB RAM and 8GB storage capacity with support for streaming on Spotify.
  • Has microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Use Bixby voice assistant to perform simple tasks and control smartthings devices with your voice.
  • Contactless payment on the go with Samsung pay.
  • Make calls with Bluetooth connection to your phone.
  • LTE model is a standalone smartwatches that allows you make and receive calls from the watch independent of your phone.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you like email, SMS, reminders, weather forecast, unlock phone, music playback on phone, remote camera control and notifications from third-party apps are beamed to your watch.
  • NEW Chat with image and chat history, as well as chat with emoji
  • NEW Smart reply analyses your messages and texts to recommend replies.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Fitness Tracking Features

  • Continously tracks your steps, calories, distance and floors climbed.
  • Comprehensively tracks your sleep in for stages; light, deep, awake and REM.
  • Comprehensively tracks your heart rate continuously.
  • Tracks your stress and helps you manage stress via guided breathing sessions.
  • ECG tracking monitors irregular heart rhythms and can help you detect atrial fibrillations. Cleared by FDA
  • Blood pressure monitoring.
  • Up to 40 preset workout modes and can auto track 7 of these.
  • Blood oxygen saturation monitoring with SpO2 sensors. NEW
  • Incidental fall detection will call emergency contacts when the Galaxy Watch 3 detects a fall. NEW
  • Tracks your fitness level to show your VO2 Max. NEW
  • Features 120 workout home videos that allows you cast workout videos to yout TV and can display your tracked metrics on the TV as you train. NEW

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