Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review: gone Google



Samsung has released the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. They run Google’s Wear OS 3 platform, but they’re Samsung watches through and through. Dieter Bohn reviews the watches and explains what’s it’s like to finally have a good smartwatch for Android users… with Bixby.

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48 comments

  1. I've been a Galaxy watch user since the release of the Samsung Gear Fit2 and then moved up into the Galaxy watch. I've been debating on if I wanted to upgrade my watch 3 to the new 4 and this review has given me good insight. Definitely upgrading to the 4 but just have to figure out if I want the classic or not.

  2. Great review! But, I have a Galaxy Gear S3 and it has most of this already. I don't need maps, for $300+ nahhh…. Gear S3 people!

  3. THANK YOU for mentioning the privacy policy. It's more and more important these days. They do need to do a better job explaining their privacy and encryption policies.

  4. your content is good however I think you sound a bit biased in your opinion. how long would an iwatch last for with always-on turned on?

  5. Wear OS is a good move in the right direction, but a battery I have to charge every night or turn off every thing so it last through the night??!! I think it's a joke.

  6. I got a question. Still not functioning the Watch 4 on IPhone?? I’m really looking for a nice watch for training and trying to safe money too and I have and iPhone and considering buying the watch 4 but I’m concern that I cannot get all the functions that I would have if I can link it on my iPhone

  7. Samsung watch has been doing pulsox since forever. In fact Samsung has been doing many things before Apple even on their phones. Lastly, even on Apple you have to sign up for the health apps. Nothing is out of the box for either watches, but I could set up a brand new Samsung phone/watch 3 times faster than any Apple device. All I need is my email. That is literally it.

  8. I love how he keeps saying just like the apple watch, buddy a lot of those feaurtes where first on any other watch an then lastly on the apple watch

  9. I cant wait to receive mine sometime tomorrow, I havent had a smart watch since my gear s3 broke about 2 years ago

  10. You should rename this video "Samsung Health Review".

    Does it have full internet access, unlike the 3? Can it do Google maps with turn-by-turn directions? Can you run any app that your Galaxy phone can? How is the call quality?
    For all these questions and more, I'll have to look elsewhere for a proper, thorough review. Hopefully one that doesn't mention "Samsung's House" ten times.

  11. I love this reviewer's tendency to say things that aren't at all problematic as if he is building a case. If you want to use the Samsung health feature you have to download smansung health. You really just wasted your breath telling people with three examples that to use an app they have to download it? And you admit the privacy policy is on par with Apple for health things but complain they didn't explain it to you? Explain what? That you have to allow them to see your info? How dare they not tell you they aren't looking. On that vein, let me give full disclosure and tell you I too am not looking. I hope everyone else goes out of their way to tell you this too.

  12. Can you receive calls and answer them with this watch? Im getting one for my mom as present.

  13. I'm so excited about buying this watch now! Body composition feature was it for me. Latest technology on a smartwatch. I already got my SG Buds Pro, SG Chromebook 4 and SG A32 mobile phone. Been born in Samsung House 🇯🇲💜🙌

  14. Currently my best attempt insult both the apple side and the Samsung side:

    Apple Watch: basically Samsung watch, but for IOS users.
    Samsung watch: Basically the Apple Watch, but for android users.

    Realistically, this probably won’t anger anyone.

  15. Can anyone tell me where I can get sport score app? Like when I speak to the watch and show me on the watch for schedule and score of any sport.

  16. Look it's a well known fact the verge are apple fan boys and very apple biased. Iv used the apple watch 7 and the watch 4 classic. If I had to pick one it would easily be the watch 4. It's simply better in pretty much every area than the apple watch. Even when using a non Samsung phone. It looks better than an apple watch. It's faster brighter and more accurate fitness tracking. Have a look at other reviews. Stay away from verge CNET and Renie Richie if you want a non apple biased review. This guy doesn't give the watch 4 anywhere near as much credit as the watch 4 deserves. This is truly indicative of the verge and their bias towards apple.

  17. Is your only reason that this watch isn't very compatible with non Samsung Android phones that you need to install a few apps?

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