The newly released Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic from Samsung bring plenty of features packed into a stylish package. Both smartwatches are powered by Tizen 5.5 OS and offer a wide variety of apps, features, and customization. The key difference between the two is in the design. The Watch 6 comes with a rounded square face, while the Watch 6 Classic has a traditional round watch face. Both models also have 43mm stainless-steel cases with customizable watch faces.
In terms of features and specs, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are quite similar. Both watches features 1.4-inch 360 x 360 OLED display with a peak brightness of 420 nits. The always-on displays are great for tracking and checking notifications at a glance. Also, the two smartwatches are powered by the Exynos 9110 dual-core processor and offer 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
As for wearables features, both watches come with 24/7 tracking of activities, including walking, running, swimming, and biking. For heart rate monitoring, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is equipped with a basic optical heart rate monitor while the Galaxy Watch 6 gets the upgraded ECG sensor. The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic also includes a built-in GPS, while the Galaxy Watch 6 gets a dual-GPS system and an altimeter.
In terms of battery life, the Galaxy Watch 6 promises up to two days of battery life, while the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can last up to four days. Both models feature wireless charging and are IP67 certified for dust and water resistance. The Galaxy Watch 6 also supports Samsung's new Wireless PowerShare feature, which allows you to wirelessly charge other Qi-compatible devices.
Overall, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are great smartwatches from Samsung. While there are some slight differences in design and features, both watches offer great value for money and provide a wealth of features. Whether you’re looking for a traditional look or a modern design, both watches have a lot to offer. So, it comes down to whether you favor a round or square watch face.