Best answer: Yes. If you’re looking for a timeless wearable at an affordable price, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a good buy at any time. However, it’s more than two years old now; you can get the more updated Galaxy Watch Active 2 for a similar price.
Speaking of which, if you’re interested in a health/fitness smartwatch, you might want to buy the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for basically the same price. It comes in a sleeker, more lightweight package. It also boasts an electrocardiogram (ECG) feature for detecting an irregular heartbeat, an advanced accelerometer, a more accurate LED-based heart rate monitor, and improved GPS accuracy.
On the topic of perks, there are many of them to go around on the original Galaxy Watch. You can add LTE connectivity to your device, which allows you to stream music without your phone and take calls on your wrist. You’ll also have health/fitness tracking, built-in GPS, sleep monitoring, heart-rate tracking, Samsung Pay, and 5 ATM water resistance. The Galaxy Watch is available in two case sizes: 42mm and 46mm. The large model might be too bulky for some wrists, but it will provide a slightly longer battery life at around four days.
Is newer better?
If you have the extra money to spend and you want a slimmer and more polished design, consider the Galaxy Watch 3. It comes in a 41mm or 45mm case. It offers SpO2 monitoring and VO2 max readings. A SpO2 reading monitors your blood oxygen saturation levels while VO2 max tells you how much oxygen your body is consuming during an exercise. You also get an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor as well as blood pressure monitoring. If you’re not familiar, the ECG sensor can detect an irregular heartbeat that may be indicative of a more serious medical condition. Users will also enjoy built-in run coaching and recovery tools and have access to over 120 home workout videos on the Samsung Health app.
If you’re going to be bummed about spending money on an older device when a new one is available, you may want to think twice about buying the Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2021. If FOMO isn’t an issue and you’re perfectly content with all that the Galaxy Watch brings to the table, then there’s no time like the present! You’ll save a good chunk of money, too.
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