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Android users looking for a new smartwatch might want to bet on Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5, but the company’s recent sale of the previous generation might give them pause. Samsung is currently selling the Galaxy Watch 4 for just $130, which is by far the best price we’ve seen. The Galaxy Watch 4, which normally costs $250 (and often goes on sale for $200), was our favorite wearable for Android users until its successor launched last month, but the differences between the both models are actually quite low.
Buy the Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung – $130
There are few major differences between the Galaxy Watch 4 and this year’s Watch 5. The newer model has a sapphire crystal glass display that makes it more resistant to cracks and scratches, and it has a unique curvature at the bottom of its case that helps should provide more accurate health sensor readings. The Galaxy Watch 5 also has a new skin temperature sensor, but it wasn’t active at launch.
Having enjoyed our experience with the Watch 5, now we consider it to be the best smartwatch for Android users. But make no mistake, the Galaxy Watch 4 is a very similar device and you wouldn’t be giving up a lot of new features if you decide to pick it up while it’s on a deep discount. The Galaxy Watch 4 received a score of 85 from us for its attractive design that’s also built to last, with protections like an IP68 rating, 5ATM water resistance, and MIL-STD-810H for durability. It features a 3-in-1 biometric sensor that enables a variety of health tracking features, including body mass scans and continuous blood oxygen detection while you sleep.
We also like that WearOS runs with One UI, so users still feel like they’re using Samsung’s Tizen but can still take advantage of Google’s wearable operating system. You can download apps directly from the Watch 4 from the Play Store, and One UI supports gesture control, allowing you to answer or reject calls with a flick of your wrist or arm. If you’re on a tight budget or just don’t want to spend at least $280 on the Galaxy Watch 5, you can now get most of the same features in the Galaxy Watch 4 for a lot less.
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