For a product to launch successfully, it must certify and approve all the necessary certifications. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 5 series, consisting of the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The company plans to launch its new watch series: the Galaxy Watch 6. The series will mainly consist of the regular Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. There are no words on the ‘Pro’ variant this time.
For now, the Galaxy Watch 6 series has received FCC certification (via Gizmochina) in the US (an essential accreditation for smartwatches requiring signals and emergency information). The two different sizes of the Galaxy Watch 6: SM-R930 and SM-R940, have received FCC certification. The former belongs to the 40mm version, and the latter belongs to the 44mm version of the Galaxy Watch 6.
The FCC also revealed some of the critical connectivity features of the smartwatch. According to it, the Watch 6 features dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC. Besides this, the watch also supports wireless charging. The wireless charger comes with the model number ER-OR900.
Unlike the previous-generation Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will have the legendary rotating bezel. Previous reports suggest that the regular Galaxy Watch 6 will lack the physical rotating bezel. Both the Galaxy Watch 6 series variants will likely be powered by the Exynos W980 chipset. The new chipset offers fewer CPU increments. The smartwatches will be equipped with One UI 5 based on Wear OS 4 out-of-the-box.
Like the Galaxy Watch 5 series, we should expect all the essential activities and health-tracking features. The Galaxy Watch 6 series should feature a gyroscope, heart rate monitoring, SpO2 tracking, stress and sleep tracking, skin temperature sensor, compass, accelerometer, and barometer. The upcoming watches will also feature Electrical Heart Sensor (ECG), Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, and Optical Heart Rate sensor. Like the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series, the Watch 6 series may also feature a body composition analysis, displaying the body statistics on a dashboard.
The Galaxy Watch 6 series will likely launch in the company’s upcoming Galaxy Unpacked Event on July 26. The smartwatches will likely launch alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, the Galaxy Tab S9 series, and the Galaxy Buds 3.
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