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Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch 3 – Compare The Differences

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Samsung’s latest smartwatch is indeed a beast, it succeeds the first Galaxy Watch that was released in 2018. Galaxy Watch 3 is slimmer, more compact and weighs less than it’s predecessor, while also having more storage capacity and new health tracking features. In this comparison post, I compare Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch 3, so you know all the differences.

Note, the Galaxy Watch 3 is available in two sizes; 41mm and 45mm, just like Galaxy Watch; 46mm and 42mm. The differences come in the dimensions, battery life, display sizes, colors, and prices.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch 3 Full Specs Comparison

 
 
Product Info

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (LTE) Full Specifications, Features and Price

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

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

Price $319.00 $183.97 $419.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) (LTE)
Device type Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Fitness/Classic/Standalone smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date August, 2018 August, 2020
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Galaxy Watch
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE Bluetooth, LTE, Titanium
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 53.8g (excluding straps)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather, Silicone Leather
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 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 Black, Silver Mystic bronze, Mystic silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.4 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
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 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE 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 1.5GB 2GB
ROM 4GB 8GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type e-SIM e-SIM
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 No Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fitness Level Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No Yes
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No
On-screen workout No Yes
Sport modes 39 40
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh 340mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular: 2 days
Charging type 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 OS 4.0 Tizen 5.5
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear 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 Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (LTE), Straps
Price $319.00 $183.97 $419.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch 3 Differences Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)Samsung Galaxy WatchSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Dimension42.5 x 41 x 11.3 mm46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm (42mm)
44 x 44 x 10.9 mm (44mm)
40 x 40 x 10.9mm (40mm)
Display1.2 inches (41mm)
1.4 inches (45mm)
1.2 inches (41mm)
1.4 inches (45mm)
1.2 inches (42mm)
1.3 inches (46mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)
1.4 inches (44mm)
Rotating BezelPhysical rotating bezel
(slimmer and smoother)
Physical rotating bezel
(slimmer and smoother)
Physical rotating bezelDigital rotating bezel
Navigation with only rotating BezelYesYesNoNo
Weight53.8g (45mm)
48.2g (41mm)
53.8g (45mm)
48.2g (41mm)
63g (46mm)
49g (42mm)
30g (aluminum)
42g (stainless steel)
(44mm)

26g (aluminum)
37g (stainless steel)
(40mm)
Memory1GB1GB0.75GB0.75GB
Storage8GB8GB4GB4GB
ECG trackingYes (cleared by FDA)Yes (cleared by FDA)NoYes ( not cleared by FDA)
Blood pressure trackingYes
( not cleared by FDA)
Yes
( not cleared by FDA)
NoYes
( not cleared by FDA)
Blood oxygen trackingYesYesNoNo
Fitness level (VO2 Max.)YesYesNoNo
Incidental fall detectionYesYesNoNo
Running coachYes
(more robust)
Yes
(more robust)
NoYes
Preset home workout videosYesYesNoNo
Chat history with imagesYesYesNoNo
Smart repliesYesYesNoNo
Battery life~2 days2 days4 days (46mm)
2 days (42mm)
2-3 days (44mm)
2-3 days (40mm)