SAVE $50: The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is on sale for only $149.99 at Walmart as of Aug. 13 -- that's 25% off its $199.99 ICYMI, Aug. 11's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event didn't just bring us some new Galaxy Watch features -- it ushered in a whole new Galaxy Watch era. The standard Galaxy Watch will be succeeded by the stainless steel Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, while the fitness-oriented Galaxy Watch Active is soon ditching that moniker to simply become the smaller, sweatproof Galaxy Watch 4. You'll need to keep two things in mind if you're interested in ordering one: First, they're both set for an Aug. 27 release (alongside two new foldable phones and some very good noise-canceling earbuds). If either of those price tags winds up being a little too steep for your budget, fret not: The original Galaxy Watch Active from 2019 is still a stellar wearable, and it just so happens to be on sale for cheap at Walmart in the wake of those new models' debuts. As of Aug. 13, you could head on over to the big box store to score a 40mm Galaxy Watch Active in rose gold for only $149.99 -- that's 25% off its suggested retail price of $199.99, which works out to a $50 savings.
Samsung just outlined how much it will cost you to get an LTE version of the Galaxy Watch and leave your phone at home. The company's product pages show that you'll be paying a $50 premium for the T-Mobile-oriented cellular version arriving at launch, starting at $380 for the 42mm model and climbing to $400 for the chunky 46mm edition. For context, the LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series starts at $400 for a 38mm model and $430 for 42mm wristwear. You can't just pick a carrier, however. Where Apple's device supports cellular access with four major US carriers, the non-T-Mobile options are only due to arrive sometime in the second half of 2018.
Along with the release of its One UI 4.0 update, Samsung has revealed new Galaxy Watch software that brings features from its latest Watch 4 model to four older smartwatches, Sammobile has reported. Owners of the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 are set to benefit from the new release. With the Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung introduced Fall Detection with more levels of sensitivity and the ability to enable detection even if you're standing still. It will also send an SOS alert to approved contacts. That update is now available on the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, though not the older Galaxy Watch/Watch Active models. However, owners of all four watches will benefit from 10 new watch faces first launched with the Galaxy Watch 4, that offer extra customization options (text colors, backgrounds) or even different animated creatures on one.
Samsung is dominating the news at the moment, and for good reason. Not only has the tech behemoth announced a line of S10 handsets, but it has also announced the upcoming release of a new fitness watch. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is set for release on March 20 alongside the new handsets. That doesn't mean it's going to hide in the shadows though, because this fitness watch offers something that others do not. The Galaxy Watch Active stands apart from other wearable technology by tracking data and then actively giving you advice so you can stay ahead of the game.
Samsung updated its Galaxy Wearable app on Thursday, and in turn, the app leaked three new devices we now expect Samsung to announce at next week's Unpacked event. The leaked photos were first spotted by SamCentral. The photos posted on Twitter (see below) show the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Buds, and Galaxy Fit and Fit E. Samsung fucked up and uploaded the updated Galaxy Wearables APK. We previously covered the Galaxy Buds, the completely wireless earbuds will reportedly come with a charging case that works with wireless charging, and it's rumored that the Galaxy S10 will double as a wireless charging pad. Meaning you could, in theory, place the Galaxy Buds case on the back of a Galaxy S10 to top off your earbuds while on the go.