Monday January 27, 2020

This New Smart Watch By Samsung Allows You To Make Calls While You Jog Or Drive

The new Samsung Galaxy smart watch allows you to make calls while you run or drive

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Samsung introduces its new smart watch- Galaxy 4G. Pixabay

By Md Waquar Haider

As the market for wearable devices gain momentum in India — which reaching an all-time high of 3 million shipments in the second quarter this year — Samsung which is one of the formidable players in this segment has become aggressive in launching new smart watches in the country.

Globally, Samsung shipped 1.9 million smartwatches worldwide in Q3 2019, almost doubling from 1.1 million a year ago, according to Strategy Analytics.

To make further inroads, the company has launched the 4G version of its successful Galaxy Watch, a year later after launching it globally.

The Galaxy Watch 4G has come to India, starting at Rs 28,490 (42mm dial version).

If you are looking for a smartwatch with a massive face and a bright 1.3-inch display, this can become your perfect companion.

The smartwatch does everything, from tracking heartbeat to making calls.

It terms of design, Galaxy Watch 4G is more conventional and appealing owing to its traditional round face along with rotating bezel.

The rotating bezels helps navigate through the user interface (UI) on the smartwatch in a fashionable manner.

The rugged buttons on the side are decent and are meant to change menu as well as double up as power button.

The device features two dials — 42 and 46mm dial (we reviewed 46mm variant which costs Rs 30,990) — which is huge for a person with solid wrist. It is also heavier than most smartwatches out there and could weigh down heavily on your hand if you have thin wrist.

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Samsung Galaxy watch allows users to make calls while they perform any physical activity. Pixabay

It sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display and, as expected, the touch screen worked extremely fast. In terms of brightness, the display performed well in various light conditions. The device provides a wide-selection display faces.

The smartwatch comes with standard silicone straps which were comfortable and did not irritate throughout the day.

It is also one of the very few smartwatches in India to come with LTE connectivity on the go. With LTE support, one can receive calls, messages and stream music on the smartwatch, while performing daily workout or driving.

One can add 4G service on the Galaxy Watch 4G through the Wearable app, by adding an Airtel or Jio number during the initial pairing process. During the review period, it worked fine without any lag via Airtel network.

Alternatively, a user can get a new eSIM from a Reliance Jio or Airtel store. The watch is currently compatible with Samsung smartphones.

In terms of performance, it runs on Samsung’s in-house “Tizen OS” instead of Wear OS which is quite good.

The device has 472mAh battery which lasted up to 48 hours.

The advanced fitness tracking features will keep you motivated. It automatically tracks six of the most popular exercises — walking, running, cycling, elliptical machine, rowing and dynamic workouts.

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The device also features 21 new indoor exercises from a selection of 39 activities.

Additionally, the smartwatch is designed to help users track food and water intake as well. It also comes with sleep and stress tracking features.

Conclusion: If you are planning to buy a smartwatch that is equivalent to a smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4G is worth buying. It offers you all the premium features that you need in daily life at this price range. (IANS)

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Samsung Electronics Creates An In-House Technology Platform Unit

The centre will be headed by Chung Eui-suk, an executive vice president who is best known for leading the development of Samsung's AI-based digital assistant

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Samsung combined its in-house tech units related with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and big data solutions to set up a new tech group, tentatively named "next-generation platform centre," according to the company officials. Pixabay

Samsung Electronics has created an in-house technology platform unit and named a new chief for its home appliance business in the company’s latest reshuffle, corporate sources here said.

Samsung combined its in-house tech units related with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and big data solutions to set up a new tech group, tentatively named “next-generation platform centre,” according to the company officials.

The centre will be headed by Chung Eui-suk, an executive vice president who is best known for leading the development of Samsung’s AI-based digital assistant, Bixby, reports Yonhap news agency. The South Korean tech giant also appointed Lee Jae-seung, former Consumer Electronics (CE) business division development team leader, to head its home appliance business.

Previously, Kim Hyun-suk, president and CEO of Samsung’s CE business division, co-held the title as home appliance business chief. It was revealed in Samsung’s senior executive reshuffle on Monday that Kim no longer heads the company’s home appliance business, although he retains his CEO position for Samsung’s CE business division.

Lee Won-jin, an executive vice president who leads service business team at Samsung’s visual display unit, will serve the same job for the company’s mobile business unit.

The move will allow Lee, former managing director at Google Korea, to focus on developing contents services for both mobile phones and TVs. The latest reshuffle followed changes to leadership at Samsung this week. Earlier, the company named a new mobile business chief, and promoted 162 executives.

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Samsung Electronics has created an in-house technology platform unit and named a new chief for its home appliance business in the company’s latest reshuffle, corporate sources here said. Wikimedia Commons

Infusing young blood into its smartphone business division amid growing Chinese competition in markets like India, Samsung Electronics named 52-year-old Roh Tae-moon its new mobile business chief — taking over from DJ Koh, current president and CEO of the IT and Mobile Communications (IM) business division.

HC Hong, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia since 2015 and was instrumental in taking India to the top of global smartphone manufacturing map, has also moved on into a new role within the company, according to a letter accessed by IANS.

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Samsung usually announces personnel reshuffles in December, but the appointments were delayed as trials involving Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong and key executives have dragged out longer than expected. (IANS)