Today we’re getting our first look at the fruits of Samsung’s smartwatch collaboration with Google: the new Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. It’s a big deal in wearables, because after years of trying to go it alone with its own Tizen platform on smartwatches, Samsung is finally biting the bullet and collaborating with Google on its operating system.
I expected more from this release, I really did. The battery performance is disappointing and some of the proposed health sensing feels like a reach, but I am prepared to be corrected over time on that. It just doesn’t feel like a big jump forward to me.
Surprisingly I was much more intrigued by the new folding phones from Samsung. They are shaping up better much quicker than I expected.