The introduction of the first smartwatches by well-known companies like Apple and Samsung between 2013 and 2015 symbolized how technology has revolutionized and modernized our lives. Besides timekeeping, the ability to perform various functions of a smartphone through a smartwatch represents top-notch technological advancement. The advanced features include sending\receiving messages and calls, along with health and well-being functions for monitoring the heart rate, oxygen, and tracking steps. Every smartwatch has its differentiated functions that make it unique and remarkable. .
The most recent model of the smartwatch line introduced by Apple is Apple Watch Series 6 and Samsung launched its Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. Although these two brand watches exhibit similarities but there are quite some prominent differences among them as well. Here is a detailed comparison of the two renowned smartwatch companies and their most recent models
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is made of stainless steel giving it a premium feel and functions through the rotating bezel that enables to operate it without deteriorating screen. It has a premium eater strap and operates on eSim only.
The original model of the Apple Watch is available in titanium, stainless steel and 100 percent recycled aluminum and it is operated through the round controller on the side. A stainless-steel version of the Apple watch is available as well, but the buyer is required to pay extra for it. The latest model Apple watch series 6 is made up of a combination of aluminum and stainless steel that makes it more strong and durable.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 can run for two days of normal use which is quite convenient since it does not require frequent charging. But this only applies to the 45mm watch since the smaller 41mm watch lasts for one and a half days.
The Apple watch series 6 allows wireless charging and battery power is up to 18 hours in case of maximum usage. Moreover, the Apple watch runs a full day, hardly two if you turn off the always-on feature that requires frequent repetitive charging. Hence, Samsung steals the show when it comes to battery life.
Shape and Size
The most prominent difference between the devices is the shape and size of both. The Galaxy Watch 3 is shaped round, which gives it the look of a digital watch and is available in two sizes of 41mm and 45mm. The 41mm watch weighs 49.2g while the 45mm watch weighs 53.8g.
On the other hand, the Apple watch series 6 comes in a square\rectangular shape and is available in dimensions 44 x 38 x10.4mm. It weighs about 47.1g making it lighter compared to the Samsung watch.
Both the watches are available with an option of an always-on display and allow you to modify the watch faces according to your liking. The Apple Watch Series 6 has an always-on OLED display of 1.78 inches with a resolution of 368 x 448 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comprises a 1.2 and 1.4 inches AMOLED display. This informs how both the watches have such smooth yet crispy displays. But Apple takes the win in terms of the screen size. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has more diverse options though. It has a function that allows you to modify it according to the outfit you have on.
The Fitness Components
The Galaxy watch 3 and the Apple Watch Series 6 comprise all the necessary functions to carry out fitness tracking. In terms of similarities, both the watches can carry out functions like constant heart rate monitoring, with 30 different workouts in their catalogs plus both the watches are water-resistant hence they are expected to be in their working condition for a long period. Both inform about maximum oxygen consumption as well.
Apple watch series 6 offers a low VO2 Max that helps in measuring fitness age; lower VO2 max fitness age help in the detection of associated cardiovascular disease and mortality. It measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood and includes automatic hand wash detection for safety. The two watches consist of a tool for runners. But the Apple watch series 6 only allows you to set an alert to record your pace and a secondary app would be required for further functions. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes with a running app that provides alerts regarding form and speed, an analysis of run and various features.
The Galaxy Watch 3 enables to run a workout video from the Samsung Health app allowing to exercise whilst learning from the video simultaneously. The Apple Watch does not comprise this feature, but it can be enabled through a secondary app that can be installed. Moreover, the Series 6 consists of a compass which an Apple watch does not have before.
The Sleep Tracking Feature
Samsung galaxy series 3 has created a more diverse and accurate sleeping track in its watch that can measure both, the quality, and the quantity. The watch will focus on the four stages of your sleep to help you learn how to improve your sleep.
The Apple watch series 6 also have a sleep tracking feature and it monitors sleeping trends for 14 days. But Apple watch must be charged more than 30 percent to track sleep.
Both the watches have an ECG or EKG function that keeps your heart rate in check, but Samsung still requires an FDA clearance to make this feature available. The Apple Watch Series 6 provides notifications for high and low heart rate along with informing about irregular heart rhythms.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch series 3 includes an app that allows you to keep your blood pressure and stress levels in check.
Hence, the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, both have their similarities and differences but each has features that enables you to monitor health and lifestyle. Both the devices are quite remarkable in their way and it depends on the buyer’s choice which one to opt for, according to his requirements.