The Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, two advanced smartwatches with much to offer, now face each other in this comparison to measure forces. The first is the newest, a few weeks after being announced, while the other arrived in August of this year. Both are among the complete today, both in terms of features and technical specifications and functions. That is why now faces are seen, to demonstrate which is better and why. We analyze them!
To begin with, the Apple Watch Series 7, recently, is the new smartwatch from the Cupertino firm and, therefore, the most advanced in its catalog. This smartwatch comes with several improvements over the Apple Watch Series 6 that we make clear in this article, and that is why it is one of the best options in the current market.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, for its part, is also the best Samsung smartwatch. By far, it is also equipped with qualities that make it another of the best and most complete alternatives today, both for having a design very well worked and elegant as for being a watch that competes directly with the Apple as mentioned earlier Watch.
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 4||Apple Watch Series 7|
|Crisp, vibrant OLED display||Big screen is more user-friendly|
|Touch-sensitive rotating bezel||watchOS 8 is powerful|
|Good fitness/sleep tracker||QWERTY keyboard|
|Concerns with BIA sensor||No Qi charging|
|One-day battery life||One-day battery life|
The first thing to highlight about both wearables is the design section. The Apple Watch Series 7, as in past generations, has the same rectangular format as always, which is what we are used to. Of course, this watch comes with fewer screen frames than before, so its full-screen design is now more striking, having quite reduced edges. From the rest, we get practically identical:
- Interchangeable straps.
- The usual crown.
- The slot for the eSIM.
- An aspect that is generally the same, both elegant and sophisticated and casual and sporty.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, on the other hand, has a circular format, like other previous models of the South Korean firm. Of course, this smartwatch changes in several aspects. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 3, is more stylish and elegant, but without leaving the sporty aside, with a watch face with reduced frames and well-polished sides. With various buttons.
Moving on to the issue of screens, we find several differences between the two smartwatches. And it is that the Apple Watch Series 7 has a screen that consists of a diagonal of about 2.1 inches approximately-This data has not been specified by Apple-, being more prominent than that of the Galaxy Watch 4, which is 1.4 inches in the 46 mm version and 1.2 inches in the 42 mm version. At the same time, the panel of the former is of retina OLED technology. It has a resolution of 448 x 360 pixels, while that of the Samsung watch is of Super AMOLED technology and consists of a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels. In addition, in both cases, we have color screens, touch screens, and 2.5D borders. The other thing is that both are protected with resistant glasses that stand up to scratches, bumps, falls, and all kinds of abuse.
|Galaxy Watch 4||Apple Watch Series 7|
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|Model||Galaxy Watch 4||Watch Series 7|
|Released||August 2021||Sep 18, 2021|
|Screen type||Super AMOLED 2.5D||Retina OLED|
|Display||1.4 inch||1.78 inches|
|Resolution||450 x 450 pixels||448 x 368 pixels|
|OS||Android + iOS||iOS|
GPS with A-GPS
|Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi, 4G optional|
Optical ECG heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Blood oxygen monitor (VO2 max)
|Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate (3rd gen), barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, SpO2, VO2max|
|Water resistance||IP68 (5 meters)||IP68 (5 meters)|
|Dimensions||45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0 mm||44 x 38 x 10.4 mm|
|Weight||52 grams||32/38.8 g (1.13 oz)|
|Battery||361 mAh||304 mAh|
In terms of performance, the Apple series 7 comes with 64-bit dual-core processor is a chip choice to live under the hood of the Apple Watch Series 6. The Exynos W920, on the other hand, is aimed at the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Both one and the other consist of dual cores and architecture. 64-bit, being quite solvent to run any app and task fluently. Of course, for storage, the Apple Watch is better, as it comes with an internal memory of 32 GB, which is double that offered by the Galaxy Watch 4 since the smartwatch has a ROM of 16 GB. They both support the storage of music, apps, pictures, and more.
In the connectivity section, there are no significant differences. They coincide the most, so much so that they share all the available options that we can find in an advanced and high-caliber smartwatch-like these, which leaves us with support for 4G LTE networks, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. 5.0, integrated GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and NFC for making contactless payments. Apple Pay is available on the Apple Watch Series 7 and Samsung Pay on the Galaxy Watch 4.
Now, something that these smartwatches do not lack, but, on the contrary, they have a lot to boast about, is their sensors and monitors. And it is that both one and the other come with an ECG monitor capable of detecting and monitoring the heart rate and abnormalities related to atrial fibrillation. Both also come with a blood oxygen level measurement sensor and features that allow recording the user’s sleep quality and more.
The two also boast a barometric altimeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor. For the rest, they come with numerous functions that allow you to know the distance traveled, calories burned, steps taken, and more. Both can also detect multiple sports and track cycling, swimming, running, and outdoor leisure activities.
As for the battery, the Apple Watch Series 7 loses, having autonomy of up to 1 day on average. The Galaxy Watch 4, on the other hand, is capable of reaching a battery life of up to 1 week, being the winner in this section.
|Smartphone notifications||Yes (calls, texts, and apps)||Yes|
|Music storage and playback||Yes||Yes|
|Phone music control||Yes||Yes|
|Meteorology||Weather forecast||Weather forecast|
|Other smart features||Fall detection||Fall detection|
Features of these smartwatches include water resistance, fall detection function, emergency calls, weather forecast function, notifications for both calls and messages and applications, and more. Of course, only the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has MIL-STD-810G military-grade resistance, so it has durability far superior to that of the Apple Watch Series 7. Of the rest, the first has Siri as a voice assistant, while the second has Samsung’s Bixby. You also have to acknowledge that the Apple Watch comes with watchOS 8 and the Galaxy Watch 4 with Wear OS powered by Samsung.
|Heart rate measurement||Yes||Yes|
|Running||Record various metrics||Automatic race detection |
Last leg pace
|Cycling||Record various metrics||Record various metrics|
|Swimming||Record various metrics||Suitable for swimming in pools and open water|
Records heart rate, calories burned, laps and distance traveled
Possibility to set the length of the pool
Automatically records and detects various swimming styles (freestyle, butterfly, backstroke )
|Outdoor||Record various metrics||Record various metrics|
The price of the Apple Watch Series 7 starts at 420 USD officially. Samsung, for its part, launched the Galaxy Watch 4 from about 250 USD in the smallest variant and without 4G LTE connectivity.
Finally, it is worth noting that we have two of the most complete and advanced smartwatches of the moment. It is difficult to determine which is better and why since each has its strengths and advantages. However, we rate the Apple Watch Series 7 as the winner of this comparison for having a larger screen and more storage space.
Of course, the Galaxy Watch 4 is a better option if you want a cheaper watch and with practically everything that the Apple Watch offers, with an addition that includes military-grade resistance, more battery, and more customization options.