Samsung Galaxy Watch FE Offers Almost All Galaxy Watch 6 Features for Less Cash

From CNET: Samsung is adding a new budget wearable to its smartwatch lineup for the first time. The Galaxy Watch FE is a $200 watch that shares many features with the $300 Galaxy Watch 6, including sleep monitoring, workout tracking and a body composition sensor.

The more wallet-friendly smartwatch comes in either black, pink or gold and echoes the same circular design as the Galaxy Watch 6. It is IP68 rated and runs Wear OS with Samsung's One UI 5 Watch, just like Samsung's pricier watch. That means the FE will have the same software features as the Galaxy Watch 6, including high and low heart rate alerts, irregular heart rhythm notifications, running analysis and a personalized heart rate zone during workouts.

There's also an electrocardiogram app, which sets Samsung's watch apart from other similarly priced competitors like the $250 Apple Watch SE, which lacks an ECG app.

Where the two Galaxy watches differ is the battery and processor. The Galaxy Watch FE's battery capacity is slightly lower, at 247 mAh compared to 300 mAh on the 40-millimeter Galaxy Watch 6. The FE also uses the older Exynos W920 chip previously found in the Galaxy Watch 4 and 5. Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 series, the Galaxy Watch FE only comes in one 40mm case size. The Galaxy Watch 6 has a 40mm or 44mm option, while the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic with the rotating bezel is 43mm or 47mm.

The Galaxy Watch FE will come in two variants: a $200 Bluetooth model available starting June 24, and a $250 LTE version coming later in October.

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