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Galaxy Watch 7: Price, availability and pre-order
Galaxy Watch 7: Price, availability and pre-order

Samsung not only announced new foldable phones and wireless earbuds during its Samsung Unpacked event on Wednesday, but also a new line of wearables: the Galaxy Watch 7 ($299.99), the Samsung Ring ($399.99), and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra ($649.99). While you’ll have to wait until July 24 for them to be officially available, all of the wearables are available for pre-order in the US now.

The new wearables are aimed at a wide audience, from casual users to outdoor athletes. The Samsung Galaxy Ring is a stylish wearable that’s more of a discreet health tracker, while the Galaxy Watch 7 is a more capable smartwatch with new sleep apnea detection features. Still, it’s not as feature-rich as the Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra, which, as my colleague Victoria Song wrote in her hands-on review, is basically the Android version of the Apple Watch Ultra. Designed for the active outdoor type, it’s the most durable watch yet, according to Samsung. It replaces the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro as Samsung’s premium smartwatch.

We’ve published hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch Ultra, and Galaxy Watch Ring, and will be publishing our reviews soon. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about each new product, plus all the relevant information so you can place your pre-order today.

How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7

Powered by the new 3nm Exynos W1000 chip and equipped with a new dual-frequency GPS, Samsung says the Galaxy Watch 7 is faster than its predecessor and can track your location even more accurately. As we discovered in our hands-on review, it’s not a significant upgrade, but it’s notable that it now supports FDA-approved sleep apnea detection features—which is an industry first.

Other new features include an upgraded Samsung BioActive sensor for improved heart rate, ECG and body composition analysis, as well as Galaxy AI-powered features like Energy Score and Wellness Tips. Samsung has also added an Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) Index, which is designed to reflect your overall biological aging process.

Along with new sensors, the wearable also comes with new software. The wearable has been updated to Wear OS 5 and One UI 6 Watch, while Samsung has introduced some new tricks like a double-pinch gesture that lets you easily control your Samsung Galaxy Watch or phone. Samsung has also added an AI-powered suggested replies feature that recommends replies based on your previous conversations.

The Galaxy Watch 7 comes in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm version is available in green and cream, while you can buy the 44mm version in green and silver. The smaller watch starts at $299.99, while the larger wearable device is available for $329.99. If you want LTE cellular connectivity, you’ll have to pay an additional $50.

Currently, Samsung is throwing in a free strap if you pre-order the Galaxy Watch 7 from them ahead of its July 24 release. You can also pre-order the wearable from Amazon, Best Buy, and Verizon, with the latter offering the wearable for free when you purchase a 5G Android smartwatch and trade-in on eligible smartwatches.

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$300

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 comes in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm and includes new features such as FDA-approved sleep detection features and irregular heart rate notifications.

How to pre-order the Galaxy Watch Ultra from Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Ultra offers the same health features as Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 7, but is aimed at more active outdoor types like divers, runners, hikers, cyclists and more. As mentioned, my colleague Victoria describes it as similar to the Apple Watch Ultra, but with a circular case.

Samsung says it’s the most durable wearable in its lineup, with 10 ATM water resistance, IP68 rating, a titanium case and a sapphire glass lens. It also offers more fitness tracking features, like a multisport activity profile, a loud emergency siren, a Functional Threshold Power metric for cyclists and a Race feature that lets you compare your past and current performance. There’s even a Quick button for easy access to the workout app and other features like the flashlight.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra costs $649.99 and is available in only one size (47mm) and in gray, white, and silver. Like the Galaxy Watch 7, Samsung is throwing in a free strap when you pre-order the watch from them, but you can also pre-order the wearable from Amazon, Best Buy, and Verizon.

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$650

The 47mm Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra is designed for outdoor and active people. Samsung says it is the most durable Samsung Galaxy Watch in the lineup, with the longest battery life and offers additional features such as an emergency siren that the Galaxy Watch 7 lacks.

How to pre-order Samsung’s Galaxy Ring

If you’re looking for a more discreet health tracker than a smartwatch, check out Samsung’s Galaxy Smart Ring. It offers all the standard health monitoring sensors, so you can keep an eye on your activity, heart rate data, sleep, and even your menstrual cycle. It also offers Galaxy Watch AI features like Energy Score and Wellness Tips, though it lacks irregular heart rate notifications and sleep apnea detection features.

After spending a short time with Samsung’s Galaxy Ring, my colleague Victoria Song said the smart ring is very promising. She still has to test the software, battery life and accuracy of tracking data, but so far she’s impressed. The wearable is sleek and has a well-designed, user-friendly charging case. The fact that it even works with the double-pinch gesture is a cool touch.

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring is available in nine sizes and three colors: black, silver and gold. Pricing starts at $399.99 and is available for pre-order from Samsung, Amazon and Best Buy.

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$400

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring smart ring tracks activity, heart rate, dates, sleep and metrics like menstrual cycles. It doesn’t offer irregular heart rate notifications or sleep apnea detection features, but it’s a discreet tracker that looks sleek and comes in black, silver and gold.