Apple Watch Series 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch4
By Amirah Zakiyyah
Published April 2022
Whether they care to admit it or not, Apple and Samsung have been brutally one-upping the other over the years. From their smartphones to television, their latest smartwatch releases are no exception.
The Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch4 are both smartwatches and choosing one another depends on which crowd it's catered to. We stacked up the pros and cons to see which smartwatch is better. Apple Watch Series 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch4, the battle's on!
1. Price and Availability
When choosing new tech, price is one deciding factor. With that in mind, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is nearly S$200 cheaper than the starting price of the Series 7.
The Series 7 starts at S$599 but depending on the strap type, it can go as high as S$1079. You can find it at a vast majority of online retailers.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4, on the other hand, begins from S$398 for the Bluetooth 40mm model and can go up to S$748 for the Classic LTE 46mm model. Similarly, this smartwatch is largely available online.
2. Display and Design
With a 40% decrease in the size of the watch's bezel, the Apple Watch Series 7 has 20% more display, an improvement from Series 6. The result? You get a watch that looks a little more impressive and functional since more text and icons can fit in its display. In comparison to other smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 has a 'virtual' rotating bezel feature.
The Watch4 mirrors a traditional watch with its round, circular design whereas the Series 7 is more square-like in shape with curved corners.
Size-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 comes in 40mm and 44mm options, which are dimensions smaller than the Apple Watch Series 7 in 41mm and 45mm sizes.
Both smartwatches offer a collection of colours.You can get the Watch4 in pink gold, black, silver and green. However, the Series 7 has a lot more options with starlight, midnight, gold, titanium and blue colours to name a few. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Watch4, the Apple Watch Series 7 has a range of loops from sport bands to more luxurious ones such as leather.
3. Health and Fitness Features
Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Series 7 offer the same health features including a blood oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor and ECG app. Fall detection and emergency calling is also present in the Apple Watch Series 7. Despite its tough body, the Series 7 lacks interval sessions and heart rate alerts.
On the health tracking front, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 sets itself apart with the body composition tracking feature in the new three-in-one BioActive Sensor. Using a bioelectrical sensor (BIA), the Watch 4 can monitor body composition, heart rate, blood oxygen levels and even body fat percentage and muscle mass. Moreover, when compared to its predecessors, this smartwatch has better sleep tracking with snore detection and more frequent blood oxygen readings.
The Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch4 are strong rivals in terms of software. Powered by the latest Exynos W920 chipset, the Watch4 is the first smartwatch to feature a new Google Wear OS, or Wear OS 3 as it's named officially. The Series 7 operates using the WatchOS 8, though not overflowing with new features, it adds more fun, colour and social potential to smartphone software.
5. Battery Life and Charging
When it comes to battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 emerge stronger. Even with the always-on display and frequent activity tracking, the Watch4 lasts just over a day and can be stretched to two days. It's said that the Series 7 can also last for two days but add in daily activity tracking, always-on display and answering calls from the wrist, the 18-hour battery life is easily checked out.
The charging factor makes the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 a big deal. Depending on the frequency and intensity of use, the Watch4 gets you through two to three full days between charges while on a single charge the Apple Watch Series 7 has a full 24h stamina.
In this face-off between the Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch4, the Watch4 is a clear winner. But it really comes down to which smartphone you use. Have an iPhone? The Series 7 is the top choice. If you own a Samsung phone, Watch4 is your go-to.
Though both smartwatches are not compatible with non-branded phones, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is still a better pick for most when Android smartphone operability is considered.
Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch4? All things considered, they're both fantastic watches but the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 does edge slightly ahead.
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