Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

New entry-level smart watch from Samsung: Galaxy Watch FE

After the leaks we've been seeing for a while, Samsung announced its new entry-level smart watch, Galaxy Watch FE. This model stands out as a more affordable version of the company's existing Galaxy Watch series. With this move, Samsung aims to appeal to different budgets.

Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Watch FE can be considered as one of the brand's strategic steps in the wearable technology market. In the past, the Galaxy Watch series was offered at more affordable prices compared to other competing models. However, in the last two years, there has been an increase of $50 in starting prices abroad due to inflation. Naturally, prices in Turkey were also affected. Türkiye prices of the Galaxy Watch 6 series start from approximately 8000 TL.

Price and model options of Galaxy Watch FE

Galaxy Watch FE will be available abroad with a Bluetooth version with a price tag of $ 199 and an LTE version with a price tag of $ 249.99. This pricing is closer to Samsung's previous pricing policies. Similar to Apple's strategy, Samsung plans to offer a range of entry-level, flagship and premium models.

The new Galaxy Watch FE sacrifices some features in order to maintain its affordable price. The model, which is offered in only 40mm case size, comes with a 1.2 inch OLED screen. This size and display features may be ideal for those looking for a more compact and portable watch.

Galaxy Watch FE is equipped with the previous generation Exynos W920 processor and offers 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage. Instead of the W930 processor found in higher-end models, a more economical solution was offered. However, while most sensors remain the same, the temperature sensor introduced last year is not included in this model.

The battery capacity of Galaxy Watch FE is determined as 247mAh. This battery aims to provide sufficient performance for daily use. Although there is no clear information yet about fast charging support, this feature is eagerly awaited by users.

Galaxy Watch FE also has very strong features in terms of durability. Features such as sapphire crystal lens, IP68 water and dust resistance rating and 5ATM water resistance are offered. Additionally, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi connection options are also available.

Galaxy Watch FE comes with OneUI Watch 5 and Wear OS 4 operating systems. Health monitoring features include abnormal high/low heart rate notifications, ECG, body composition analysis and personalized heart rate zones. These features aim to offer users comprehensive health monitoring.

The unexpected introduction of Galaxy Watch FE has created a surprise in the technology world. Samsung usually introduces its wearable devices at the Unpacked event held in the summer. This year's event will probably take place in Paris, where new models such as Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch Ultra and Galaxy Ring are expected to be introduced.

As a result, Galaxy Watch FE attracts attention with its affordable price and the features it offers. This model seems to increase Samsung's competitiveness in the smart watch market. We expect it to come to Turkey soon.

Danish Kapoor