Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Review: A Magnificent Watch with Two Features Missing in Action

The third version of Galaxy Watch from tech giant Samsung will be the first watch in the history of the technology to actually measure the level of oxygen on demand by the blood flowing in the veins of the user. However, the two anticipated features which are ECG and blood pressure, do not exist yet.

The watch has a lot of plus points. In particular, it looks enchanting to the eye. It is an attractive looking smart-watches with glaring circular-shaped AMOLED display.

The full form of AMOLED is- active-matrix-light-emitting diode. It is a display device technology that is powered by OLED (Organic Light-emitting diode). Since 2007, it has been used in electronic devices, and it is still being used in the modern lower cost and high-resolution outputs.

The latest aids are a great addition to its splendid technology which includes a running coach, a feature that will synchronize workouts between your TV and your watch. A more enhanced sleep tracking feature as well some health tools. Health tools include an ECG app as well as a feature that will measure blood oxygen levels. But the deliverance on health tools is disappointing, and battery life too needs a bit of work.

If we can give Samsung some slack about its health features, we will be surprised to know how many things are there to like about in this watch. If you were already a fan of Galaxy Watch because of its shining circular screen and a physically rotatable bezel, then you would surely love Galaxy Watch 3. Even during the time when the broad sunlight is penetrating through the screen, unlike other devices, its AMOLED screen lets you see it quite vividly.

So, if you are on a walk even during high noon on holidays, you can check your status nonchalantly. The screen will always be on, but if you want to save your battery life, you may want to turn that off from time to time. The display can always look shiny because you wouldn’t have to smudge it continuously, you may opt to use the rotating bezel instead to explore the screens.

It is advisable to use a sports strap while running or swimming because the leather may get shabby if you constantly let it soak in sweat or water.

Although some health features are missing, the list of the features are a great addition and can really make the watch stand out among its peers. It has an app that does electrocardiogram scan on your heart (ECG), a SpO2 app which is an oximeter application, and its sole purpose is to measure the level of oxygen saturation in the blood. It also has a BP monitor (a blood pressure measuring device that measures systole and diastole), an enhanced version of the sleep detection and period detection feature. It also gives a detailed analysis of your run if you wish to check it once you come to a halt.

You cannot be blamed for being a skeptic of Samsung’s health features. Although, the electrocardiogram feature did also come along with Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 but hasn’t been made available even though a year has passed since Galaxy Watch 2 launch. Even the BP monitor of Galaxy watch 3 showed some unreliable results when some early users did the tests.

The point which is to be noted is that Samsung has got FDA clearance for ECG app (although it still will not be available) and it hasn’t received any FDA clearance with the Blood Pressure monitor.

When talking about elsewhere in the world, the two features are only available in southern Korea.

Previous versions of Galaxy watches did have a feature that measures the oxygen level in the blood such as S10, but there have been improvements in SpO2. There is an opinion shared by many that SpO2 oximeter of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will give you a precise number whenever you demand it.

Its highly efficient fitness tracker envelops more than 35 workouts that include swimming, and it also has the capability to automatically detect as well as track at least seven of those workouts.

You may have to alter your setting because the default version of the setting does not show your current heart rate.

The sleep analysis is a state-of-the-art technology of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. It gives you a score which can help you determine the quality of your sleep. It can also aid your understanding of your sleep patterns. It can showcase how much time you take to enter three stages of your sleep which are light sleep, Rapid eye movement sleep, and deep sleep.

Battery life is not up-to-the-mark.

It does have a battery specification of around 340 milliamperes per hour, and Samsung is pretty confident that it will run smoothly for two days, but that really depends on how you intend to use your battery.

If you let it run for 24 hours without charging with its screen on, brightness high, performing complex tasks such as workout trackers or sleep tracker, the battery will drain off in under 24 hours.

Furthermore, the battery capacity differs in versions of the watch. If you buy a 45 mm version of the watch perhaps only then you may get the battery at a potential that Samsung claims it does possess.

Conclusion It does look startlingly attractive, but few caveats in health aid apps do require immediate attention from Samsung so that the users do not start to get an impression that Samsung makes some careless claims.

Source:-  Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

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