Smartwatches are not yet advanced enough for us to surf the Internet comfortably and play games, for example, at sites such as IceCasino, but they are sufficient for almost everything else. If you are planning to buy a smartwatch, you will see that there are basically two options on the market: Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy. So, which one should you choose? We try to answer this question by comparing these smartwatch models.
Design is a personal matter, so it is not possible to say that one design is better than the other. However, both manufacturers have made quite different design choices and you need to find the one that appeals to you the most. Apple uses a square dial and a single button on all of its watch models. There are only two options for dial size. Samsung, on the other hand, uses a round dial, multiple buttons, and different designs. For example, even the male and female models look quite different from each other. If you like classic watch models, Samsung will appeal to you more. However, if you like modern designs and believe that smartwatches and classic watches should look different, you can choose Apple.
Operating System & Applications
Until the fourth model of the Samsung watch series, the Tizen operating system was being used, but with the Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung switched to WearOS. This operating system is a version of Android used for wearable technology products and is developed by Google. WatchOS, on the other hand, is the name of the operating system used on Apple watches. There is no significant difference between the two operating systems in terms of the number and variety of applications. You can easily find watch versions of the most popular apps in their own ecosystem and use digital assistants (Siri & Google Assistant). We can only say that WatchOS puts more emphasis on voice commands. Other than that, it is not possible to say that one operating system is better than the other.
This also applies to health apps: both operating systems have plenty of options for health and fitness tracking. However, in WatchOS, you may have to use different apps for different purposes. On WearOS, however, you can just use GoogleFit: this is the old Fitbit app that was purchased by Google and it offers everything you need for health, fitness, and sleep tracking. So, you don’t have to use anything other than the already installed application, but if you want to do that, you still have many options.
We have to say that WearOS is one step ahead in terms of usability. In order to sync an Apple watch with your smartphone, you have to use the iPhone 6s – this is the minimum model. There is no feature that will allow you to use these watches on the Android platform. In other words, if you have bought an Apple watch, you can only use it with an iPhone, and its model must be at least 6s. Samsung watches, on the other hand, have an application that allows them to work on the iOS operating system too, and they can even work on the iPhone 5s. So, if you buy a Samsung watch, you can use it with the iPhone.
Battery life is also a winning comparison for Samsung watches. The models available at the time of this article were the Apple Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch 4. The battery life of the Samsung watch exceeds 40 hours in active use. This means you won’t need to charge your watch for almost 2.5 days. On the Apple watch, the battery life is only 18 hours, and if you use the always-on display feature, this time can be reduced even more. Simply put, you have to charge your Apple watch every day.
Frankly, it would not be right to compare these smartwatch models according to the sensor and software features they have, because both of them can do the job for casual users. There is no “exclusive” sensor or feature that would require you to choose one over the other between the two models. However, if we make a general evaluation, we can say that Android/Samsung watches are almost always more innovative. Maybe they are not very stable, but WearOS watches always introduce new features first. For example, keyboard support was added to Apple watches with the seventh model, while this feature was available in the Samsung Galaxy series from the first model.
In the fifth model of the Galaxy series, Samsung will add a body thermometer, monitor blood pressure, and further extend battery life. The Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to launch in the summer of 2022. Apple, on the other hand, will start to offer three different size options and the same sensors (body temperature + blood pressure) in the eighth model of its series. Apple Watch 8 will likely launch in Fall 2022.