- When it comes to smartwatches, Apple is the king but all eyes are on Apple’s latest offering, Apple Watch Series 7. If it fails to impress smartwatch fans, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 could become a contender for the King’s position in the smartwatch arena. The choice between the two is not a simple one as both Samsung and Apple come up with new and advanced features from time to time for their consumers. While Apple smartwatches can be best paired with other Apple products, Samsung smartwatches go well with other Samsung products. Let’s compare both Apple WatchSeries 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to help you come to a decision regarding the smartwatch that you should go for.
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- In this post, we will be comparing Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on the following parameters: Sensors and Display, Operating System, Quality, and Price.
|Apple Watch Series 7||The Series 7 starts at $399 for the 41mm-sized model and $429 for the 45mm model.|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 4||Galaxy Watch4 44mm From $144.99 and 40mm From $114.99|
Comparison of Sensors and Display
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gives no chance to complain when it comes to sensors. It is loaded with an accelerometer, a gyroscopic sensor, a barometer, a compass, a heart rate sensor, an electrical heart sensor (ECG), a blood oxygen sensor, and a bioelectrical impedance sensor. It is said that blood pressure measurements will also be possible in the future. US customers, however, won’t be able to take a reading, probably because it is yet to have regulatory approval.
Apple Watch Series 7 lacks a bioimpedance sensor, and the technology to support blood pressure and other sensors. However, the Apple Watch Series 7 has a bigger and brighter screen. It is said that Apple Watch Series 7 is 70% brighter than the previous generation smartwatch which was of a whopping 1,000 nits. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is nowhere near that specification. As far as the display is concerned, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers 1.13 inches while Apple Watch Series 7 offers 1.41 square inches of rectangular display which is much easier to use.
Comparison of Operating System
Both the smartwatches offer a host of health tracking and workout apps and personal choice will determine which one is better. Apple is invincible when it comes to the Operating System. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 operates on an advanced Wear OS 3. You will be spoilt for choice while selecting apps in Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and it has stolen the thunder from Apple Watch Series 7 in this regard. Apple Watch Series 7 has the best companion in an iPhone while Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 pairs best with a Samsung phone.
Comparison of Quality
With the Apple Watch Series 7, you will have many options to choose from with regard to the cases in which it is set. What are the options? Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Aluminium cases. The first two have sapphire glass which is known to be the most scratch-resistant. Apple is also said to come with a crack-resistant rounder display. Samsung’s case is a classic aluminium one that comes with a stainless steel case that gives a uber-sporty look to the smartwatch. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with Gorilla Glass DX plus which makes it difficult to compete with the scratch-resistant sapphire glass of the Apple Watch Series 7.
Comparison of Price
The Apple Watch Series 7 can be yours (if you are in the US) at $399 if you go with the aluminium and Ion-X Glass case. If you want to upgrade to steel and sapphire glass, you will need to shell out $699. For titanium, you need to be fine with spending $799. It is expected to be available in India later this year at Rs. 40,900 (GPS model) and at Rs. 49,900 (GPS +Cellular model). The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (aluminium) is one of the most affordable smartwatches at just 250$. If you want to go for the steel case, you need to spend $350. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is what you should go for if your budget is low. In India, the price starts from Rs. 26,999. Android users have got a reason to rejoice as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will pair best with it, more so, if the phone’s manufacturer is Samsung. For iPhone users, the Apple Watch Series 7 will be the best option. The Apple Watch Series 7 is one of the most durable smartwatches and, therefore, can be worn in every weather condition. If durability in smartwatches is the first feature that you look for in a smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 7 was perhaps made only for you.
Which one should you go for?
The answer is pretty simple. Go for the one that best suits your needs.