Hardware Breakdown Presents: My Very Own Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch
It's been quite some time since I've posted a hardware breakdown. Admittedly, my creative juices weren't flowing which is why I haven't published continuously on this website. Then a thought entered the cerebral’s, why not do a hardware breakdown on a recently purchased wearable tech, the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch. Sitting on my wrist for two weeks and I must say, the engineering feat achieved in this timepiece is quite impressive. It's very responsive, and thus far I haven't experienced any software lag.
Hardware breakdown presents, the Galaxy smartwatch, as always let's use the imagination a bit get out the tools and take a look at core components and feature that makes this particular wearable one of the more impressive Samsung devices in the market.
Quite odd seeing the display headlining this breakdown, but it's probably the most impressive feature on this smartwatch. Why? Because it's well lit, crispy and sharp. Lending to its crispness is an AMOLED display that has 16M colors, with a 360 x 360 resolution, an aspect ratio that measures 1.1 with a 278 PPI density. The whole-entire display protected in Corning Gorilla glass guarding against too deep scratches. I also want to add the Galaxy smartwatch has a very high IP68 rating 50m waterproof, which means the smartwatch can function in water as deep as 165 feet.
The Core Hardware
I mentioned in the intro the Galaxy smartwatch is very responsive and has no type of lag when using apps. I would say the hardware has a lot to do with that. It's an upgrade from the last year's iteration. It has an Exynos 9110 chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. Just a reminder, the smartwatch does not support a card slot for expandable storage, but for a smartwatch, there is plenty of memory and storage, 1.5GB and 4GB respectively.
The Galaxy smartwatch battery life is incredible and arguably the most impressive feature within this device. I'm afforded two and a half days of power on a single charge. If I were to turn off certain features, I'm sure I can get a full three days on a single charge. Inside you have a non-removable Li-Ion 472 mAh battery.