So, will it be a Samsung or an Apple?

Planning to buy a new smartwatch? Here’s all the help you need

By   |  Published: 2nd Aug 2019  7:57 pm

After hours and hours of researching, if you have made up your mind to pick one from the two biggest electronic giants, Apple or Samsung, you are bound to receive products of unmatched quality as the competition is neck-to-neck. Well, almost literally!

Galaxy Watch Active

The Galaxy Watch Active by Samsung is the next-generation, all-fitness, data-tracking device. With its outstanding eminence and unmatched looks, it will surely make your eyes gleam.Having a sporty design, the smartwatch can always be teamed with your everyday routine as well. The watch is very light-weight, weighing just around 25 gms. It also features a variety of stylish straps that are fit for most occasions. Orange, Pink, Blue, Black, Green, Yellow are a few colours in the series.

Wait & Watch

The watch is available in four unique colours — Silver, Black, Rose Gold and Green. The watch comes with customisable watch faces that combine style and sensibility. Therefore, there is a different watch face for every mood and every occasion. It supports built-in GPS and a sleep tracker as well. The Galaxy Watch Active comes with an integrated heart rate monitor that will send instant alerts when an abnormal heart rate is detected. It can also read detect stress levels and keeps you well connected as it lets you send customisable replies using speech-to-text, emoticons or its intuitive keyboard while your phone is charging.

The watch keeps track of your daily activities for over 45 hours on a single charge. It features innovative ‘Wireless Power Share’ to ensure you’re powered up in no time.The Galaxy Watch Active is the simplest way to stay moving and motivated.


* Dimensions: 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm
* Battery: 230 mAh
* Memory: 0.75GB + 4GB
* Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS
* Price: Rs 19,990
* In Box: Galaxy Watch Active (Small Strap), Wireless Charger, Large Strap, Quick Start Guide

Apple Watch Series

Coming to the Apple Watch Series 4, upgraded from the Series 3, it is essentially redesigned and re-engineered to help you become more active, healthy and well-connected. Its signature minimal design, curved corners precisely match the radius of the case, creating a more attractive appearance. This also allows imagery and the touch surface to encompass to the furthermost points of the screen. The watch is comparatively heavier weighing 48 gms and is available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Space Black and Stainless Steel.

The watch consists of some advanced features like Automatic workout detection and pace alerts. It also has new yoga and hiking workouts, head-to-head competitions, personalised coaching, monthly challenges, achievement awards and precisely tracks all your favourite ways to train. The optical heart sensor has been part of Apple Watch from the start, as it allows you to quickly check your heart rate. Now, it can also detect if your heart rate falls below a specified threshold for a period of 10 minutes when you appear to be inactive, generating a low heart rate notification.

Talking about the battery, the new optimised Apple Watch is more powerful, yet even thinner than before, delivering up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge as a new display technology called LTPO improves power efficiency, helping you get through the day on a single charge. Not just that, Apple has collaborated with Nike to bring you Apple Watch Nike+, a smartwatch dedicated to enhance your activity and fitness regimen.The Apple watch series gives you all the motivation you need to build the endurance and strength to take your fitness to the next level.


* Dimensions: 40mm, 44mm
* Battery: 291.8 mAh
* Memory: 16GB
* Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
* Price: Rs 43,900
* In Box: Apple Watch Charger, Adapter, Quick Start Guide