Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs Apple Watch Series 8: A spec-by-spec comparison

Samsung hosted its Galaxy Unpacked event in South Korea today where it launched new Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Tab S9 series and Galaxy Watch 6 series. The new-genEration of Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series consists of two new smartwatches – Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. 

Samsung has added new features like fall-detection, irregular heart rhythm alert, body temperature and more to the Galaxy Watch 6. It is offered in 44mm and 40mm. There are two colour variants for the buyers to choose from – Graphite, Sliver.

Price of the new Galaxy smartwatch for India will be announced soon. The Galaxy Watch 6 competes with the existing Apple Watch Series 8. Here’s a spec-by-spec comparison of both smartwatches

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Apple Watch Series 8
Dial size 40mm/44mm 41mm/45mm
Health features Skin temperature API, fall detection, emergency alert, irregular heart rate rhythm alert, sleep coaching, among others Fall detection, Emergency SOS, crash detection, blood oxygen app, irregular heart rate rhythm alert, ECG app
IP Rating 5 ATM/IP68 IP6X dust resistant and 50mm water resistant
Colour options Graphite and Gold Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Product Red
Battery Up to 425mAh; claimed to deliver up to 40 hours of battery with always on display mode off Claimed to offer up to 18 hours of battery
Processor and OS Exynos W930 dual core processor and WearOS 4 S8 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor and WatchOS 9
Sleep tracking, cycle tracking Yes Yes
Display and body Sapphire crystal display with armor aluminium body Always on Retina LPTO OLED display and Aluminium stainless steel body
Weight Up to 33.3 grams depending on the variant Up to 42.3 grams depending on the variant

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Updated: 26 Jul 2023, 06:50 PM IST


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