Samsung Galaxy Watch 7: Latest rumors and release date predictions - Wareable (2024)

With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 almost certainly set to arrive in 2024, we're already beginning to see rumors and leaks relating to the upcoming smartwatch series emerge.

The Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are still in their relative infancy, which means insider information regarding the next generation is still a little light, but we can still use past launches as a signpost of what's to come.

In that spirit, we've taken a stab at guessing when Samsung could announce the Galaxy Watch 7, as well as rounded up the most reliable whispers and potential features we might see land on the future Wear OS smartwatches.

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Potential announcement and release date

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While there are no official indications that a Galaxy Watch 7 is even in the works, Samsung has remained extremely consistent with its launches in previous years.

As such, it would be a considerable shock if the next-gen smartwatch series didn't arrive in 2024.

With that, let's take a quick look at the last few launches - the three generations Samsung has announced since returning to Wear OS:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 - announced Wednesday, 26 July 2023 (released Friday, 11 August 2023)
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 - announced Wednesday, 10 August 2022 (released Friday, 26 August 2022)
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 - announced Wednesday, 11 August 2021 (released Friday, 27 August 2021)

As we can see, each year an announcement is made a Wednesday before shipping commences around two weeks later on the Friday.

Samsung did deviate last year, bringing the announcement of the Galaxy Watch 6 series forward by a couple of weeks. But, naturally, at this stage, it's unclear if that's a tactic it will continue with for the Galaxy Watch 7.

If it does, we could see a Galaxy Watch 7 announcement as early as Wednesday, 24 July, and a shipping date of Friday, 9 August.

However, if the company reverts to its later scheduling, we could instead see the watches officially unveiled on Wednesday, 7 July ahead of a release on Friday, 23 August.

Latest rumors and features to expect

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As we mentioned up top, we're still waiting on some concrete rumors to get us excited.

However, as more emerge over the coming few months, we'll be updating this section with everything likely to land through the Galaxy Watch 7.

For now, we've scattered some early whispers below alongside hints from Samsung itself regarding future features.

Wear OS 5 will debut on the smartwatch series

As we saw with the Galaxy Watch 4/Wear OS 3 and Galaxy Watch 6/Wear OS 4, Samsung's latest smartwatches appear set to get first dibs on Google's latest smartwatch software.

According to a report, a Wear OS 5 build is being prepared for the Galaxy Watch 7 (and Pixel Watch 3).

This would slightly break the convention, given that the Galaxy Watch 5 saw no major update launched, though it's certainly possible Google is moving to a yearly major software update, too.

Big updates are coming to Samsung Health

This is one we already know about, with Samsung teasing several significant upgrades coming to the platform and its Galaxy wearables at January's Galaxy Unpacked event.

We've detailed everything coming to Samsung Health in 2024 in a separate piece, but, in essence, the Galaxy Watch 7 looks prime for daily readiness insights (My Vitality Score), new sleep insights (like high heart rate alerts during sleep), and contextualized coaching through the all-new Galaxy AI.

We expect the most exciting things - sensor-related stuff - will be being held until the official announcement of the watch, but these are encouraging early signs.

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Next-gen health features may headline

So, what could those more meaty, sensor-like upgrades actually be?

Well, we already know the Apple Watch X is being tipped to debut a form of basic blood pressure monitoring - something Samsung currently offers to those who wish to calibrate a third-party monitor - and, recently, Samsung executive Hon Pak indicated that significant investment was being made in future health features.

Specifically, Pak referred to blood pressure monitoring and non-invasive blood glucose measurements, though naturally refused to put a timeline on any kind of rollout of these features on Galaxy devices.

We know native blood glucose features are still several years from reality, but could this be a hint that likely Samsung's current blood pressure monitoring could be upgraded for the Galaxy Watch 7?

We'll await more rumors on this one.

A Galaxy Watch 7 Pro is likely

Samsung appears to be operating on a tick-tock cycle with its Galaxy Watch smartwatches, with a 'Pro' version of each series occurring every other year with a 'Classic' edition.

After the Galaxy Watch 6 saw the Classic model emerge after skipping a generation, it appears very likely that the Pro model - last seen in the Galaxy Watch 5 series - will make a return for the Galaxy Watch 7.

There are no rumors that indicate this is indeed the case, and it's also entirely possible Samsung sticks with a Classic edition for the seventh-gen devices, but we would grade it unlikely given what we've seen in the past.

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An updated Exynos chip is being prepared

After sticking with the same Exynos W920 chip for the Galaxy Watch 4/5, we saw Samsung debut the improved Exynos W930 in last year's Galaxy Watch 6 models.

Interestingly, a tweet from WinFuture's Roland Quandt suggests that Samsung will again refresh the chip for this year's smartwatches - good news for those disappointed with the performance compared to Snapdragon W5+.

We weren't necessarily expecting a new chip until the Galaxy Watch 8 launched in 2025, and, seemingly, this updated processor will be marketed as the Exynos W940 chip.

However, the note also refers to a couple more Exynos chips in development - internally known as the '5400' and '6375' - so it's anybody's guess what could launch inside the Galaxy Watch 7.

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Regarding the concepts mentioned in the article about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7, let's discuss each one:

Potential announcement and release date

According to the article, Samsung has been consistent with its smartwatch launches in previous years. Based on this pattern, it is expected that the Galaxy Watch 7 will be announced in 2024. The article suggests that the announcement could happen on a Wednesday, with shipping commencing around two weeks later on a Friday. However, it's unclear if Samsung will continue with the same scheduling for the Galaxy Watch 7.

Latest rumors and features to expect

While concrete rumors about the Galaxy Watch 7 are still scarce, the article mentions some potential features based on hints from Samsung. Here are a few notable ones:

  • Wear OS 5: The Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to debut with Wear OS 5, which is Google's latest smartwatch software. This follows the pattern of previous Samsung smartwatches getting the latest software version.

  • Updates to Samsung Health: Samsung has teased significant upgrades to its Samsung Health platform and Galaxy wearables. These upgrades may include daily readiness insights, new sleep insights, and contextualized coaching through the all-new Galaxy AI .

  • Next-gen health features: Samsung executive Hon Pak hinted at significant investment in future health features, specifically mentioning blood pressure monitoring and non-invasive blood glucose measurements. While native blood glucose features are still several years away, there is speculation that the Galaxy Watch 7 may see an upgrade to its blood pressure monitoring capabilities.

  • Galaxy Watch 7 Pro: Based on Samsung's tick-tock cycle with its Galaxy Watch smartwatches, it is likely that a "Pro" version of the Galaxy Watch 7 will be released. This follows the pattern of previous series, where a "Classic" edition is followed by a "Pro" edition.

  • Updated Exynos chip: The article suggests that Samsung may refresh the Exynos chip for the Galaxy Watch 7. This could address performance concerns compared to the Snapdragon W5+ chip. The updated processor may be marketed as the Exynos W940 chip.

Please note that these features and rumors are based on the information provided in the article. As more information becomes available, it is recommended to refer to official announcements from Samsung for accurate and up-to-date details about the Galaxy Watch 7.

If you have any more questions or need further information, feel free to ask!

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7: Latest rumors and release date predictions - Wareable (2024)

FAQs

Will there be a new Samsung watch in 2024? ›

The Watch 4 was released in August 2021, the Watch 5 in August 2022, and the Watch 6 in August 2023. Given the trend, our money is on an August 2024 release date for the Watch 7 series, likely with a full reveal the month before. In the meantime, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic are great wearables.

Is there going to be a Samsung Watch 7 coming out? ›

Earlier this year, Samsung published a press release announcing that the feature has been approved by the FDA, and will be coming to Galaxy Watches in the third quarter of 2024 — just in time for the Galaxy Watch 7's expected release date, which likely isn't a coincidence.

How many years does a Samsung smartwatch last? ›

The lifespan of a smartwatch can vary depending on a number of factors, including the brand, model, and how often it is used. However, most smartwatches can last for 2 to 5 years.

What Samsung is coming out in 2024? ›

Samsung Galaxy S24 series is set to launch in January 2024. he new series is expected to have three phones: S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra.

What new smartwatches are coming out in 2024? ›

The best upcoming smartwatches in 2024: Apple, Google, Samsung
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Will there be a watch 8? ›

Apple Watch Series 8 price and availability

The Apple Watch Series 8 is available as of September 16, 2022 with a starting price of $399 (AU$629) for the 41-millimeter, GPS-only model. The price is $499 (AU$789) for the GPS + cellular version.

Is watch 7 worth it? ›

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If you just want a low-cost entry into the Apple Watch ecosystem and an easy purchase, then you can buy a new SE and quickly get started. A new Apple Watch Series 7 costs nearly the same price as the Series 8, so it's much better to get the Series 8.

Is watch Series 7 discontinued? ›

The Series 7 has now been discontinued by Apple, though, so supplies will be limited and you won't have long to snag an Apple Watch deal before they become much harder to find.

Which Samsung watch lasts the longest? ›

If you want a rugged Samsung smartwatch with long battery life, go with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Its screen doesn't get as bright as the Watch 6 series, but it lasts much longer between charges.

Which is the best Samsung Galaxy watch? ›

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

An argument could be made for the 6 Classic, but Watch 6 is our pick for the balance of performance and price. The new screen is the greatest selling point; it's both larger and brighter than last year's, with a slimmer bezel for an overall more premium look and feel.

What does LTE mean on Samsung watch? ›

Samsung has Bluetooth and LTE compatible Galaxy Watch! The LTE version can receive calls and messages without being connected to a phone. However, you'll first need to activate service for your watch through the same carrier as your mobile phone.

Which Samsung watch has the best battery life? ›

If you want the longest-lasting battery, that's still the $450 Galaxy Watch 5 Pro that lasts two-and-a-half to three days with similar use. Galaxy Watch 6 reverse wireless charging.

Are there any new Samsung watches coming out? ›

Samsung told PCMag that the Pro and the Classic versions of the Galaxy Watch will get new models every other year, which means we'll see a Galaxy Watch 7 Pro in 2024.

Is Samsung coming out with a new watch soon? ›

Samsung told PCMag that the Pro and the Classic versions of the Galaxy Watch will get new models every other year, which means we'll see a Galaxy Watch 7 Pro in 2024.

Is Samsung Galaxy coming out with a new watch? ›

Samsung is expected to launch the new Galaxy Watch 7 and its potential variants at the upcoming Unpacked event a little later this year. While the naming scheme, pricing, and really any details about the watch have yet to be confirmed, quite a bit has already been rumored or leaked.

Is there going to be a Galaxy 5 watch? ›

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (stylized as Samsung Galaxy Watch5) is a series of Wear OS-based smartwatches developed by Samsung Electronics. It was announced on 10 August 2022, and was released on 26 August 2022.

Will Samsung ever make a square watch? ›

According to SamMobile, the company wants to go back to a squarish design a la the original Galaxy Gear. This reminds me of the Samsung rumor mill back in early 2022.

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