Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs. 6 Classic vs. 5 Pro New or Sporty?

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs. 6 Classic vs. 5 Pro New or Sporty?

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Watches: A Look at the Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Samsung continues to push the boundaries of smartwatches with its latest releases – the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. These new additions to the Galaxy Watch lineup were unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event, joining the previously released Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With different price points and varying features, there’s a Galaxy Watch for every user.

The Pricing Scale and Features

The new Galaxy Watch 6 starts at $300 for the smaller 40mm size and $330 for the larger 44mm size. The step up, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, which features a physical, rotating bezel, starts at $400 for the 44mm model and $430 for the 47mm model. The high-end Galaxy Watch 5 Pro comes in at $450 for its 45mm size [^1^].

But it’s not just the price that sets these watches apart. Each model offers unique features tailored to different users. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, for example, includes additional sports modes that are particularly helpful for active wearers [^1^]. All three watches come with Google’s Wear OS 4, ensuring a seamless user experience.

A Closer Look at Specifications

Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of each watch. The following table outlines the key differences between the Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro [^2^]:

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Shape Round Round Round
Watch size 40mm, 44mm 43mm, 47mm 45mm
Materials/Finishes Aluminum Stainless Steel Titanium
Display size, resolution 40mm: 1.3-inch, 432×432 Super AMOLED
44mm: 1.5-inch, 480×480 Super AMOLED
43mm: 1.3-inch, 432×432 Super AMOLED
47mm: 1.5-inch, 480×480 Super AMOLED
1.36-inch, 450×450 pixels
Dimensions 40mm: 38.8 x 40.4 x 9.0 mm
44mm: 42.8 x 44.4 x 9.0 mm
43mm: 42.5 x 42.5 x 10.9 mm
47mm: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.9 mm
43.3 x 44.4 mm
Weight 40mm: 28.7g
44mm: 33.3g
43mm: 52g
47mm: 59g
33.5g
Colors 40mm: Graphite, Gold
44mm: Graphite, Silver
43mm: Black, Silver
47mm: Black, Silver
Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
Always On Yes Yes Yes
Interchangeable bands Yes Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes Yes
Automatic workout detection Yes (running, walking, rowing) Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes Yes
Water resistance 5ATM, IP68 5ATM, IP68 Yes, IP68 rating
Calls Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Speaker Yes Yes Yes
Voice assistant Yes (Google Assistant, Bixby) Yes (Google Assistant, Bixby) Bixby, Google Assistant
Mobile Payments Yes (Samsung Wallet) Yes (Samsung Wallet) Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Period tracking Yes Yes Yes
Sensors Various sensors including heart rate sensors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, barometers, gyro sensors, geomagnetic sensors, and light sensors Various sensors including heart rate sensors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, barometers, gyro sensors, geomagnetic sensors, and light sensors Various sensors including heart rate sensors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, barometers, gyro sensors, geomagnetic sensors, and light sensors
Emergency features Emergency SOS, fall detection Emergency SOS, fall detection SOS, Hard fall detection
Compatibility Android 10 and above Android 10 and above Android 8.0 or higher
Software Wear OS 4 Wear OS 4 Wear OS 3.5
Processor Exynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz Exynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz Exynos W920 Dual-Core
Connectivity LTE6, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo LTE6, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, NFC
Memory and storage 2GB memory + 16GB storage 2GB memory + 16GB storage 1.5GB RAM + 16GB storage
Power Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging) Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging) Faster wireless charging over USB-C
Battery life Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off) / Up to 30 hours (Always On Display on) Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off) / Up to 30 hours (Always On Display on) 590mAh
Battery capacity 40mm: 300mAh
44mm: 425mAh
43mm: 300mAh
47mm: 425mAh
590mAh
Price (USD) 40mm: $299.99 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
44mm: $329.99 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
43mm: $399.99 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
47mm: $429.99 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
$450 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), $499 (LTE)
Price (GBP) Starting price converts to £232 Starting price converts to £310 £429
Price (AUD) Starting price converts to AU$440 Starting price converts to AU$590 AU$799

These specifications give users a better understanding of what each watch offers. From display size and battery capacity to compatibility and emergency features, Samsung has packed these watches with an impressive array of functionalities.

Battery Life and Conclusion

Battery life is always a crucial consideration for smartwatches. While the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic come with batteries ranging from 300mAh to 425mAh, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro features a larger 590mAh battery [^1^]. In a review of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, my colleague Lexy Savvides found that the battery typically lasts about 2.5 days, making it a reliable option for users.

Overall, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch offerings provide a range of choices for users with different preferences and needs. From the more affordable Galaxy Watch 6 to the premium Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, there’s a smartwatch to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a fashion-conscious individual, Samsung has you covered.

So, if you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, take a closer look at the Galaxy Watch 6, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With their impressive features, stylish designs, and reliable performance, Samsung continues to demonstrate its commitment to the wearable technology space.