A question specifically for those users that have upgraded directly from last years model of watch3, to this years new release watch4. I have owned the watch3 for a year, and the watch 4 is currently at a good price with a trade in.
The watch3 was already a top end model and includes many of the features for blood pressure, ECG and most of what someone would wish for. These all seem to work pretty well for the watch 3.
So are the incremental changes to watch4 worth the upgrade ? Of course the main one is a change from Tizen to Wear OS. Is the Wear OS system that much better ? How is the battery life ? Do the sensors seem to be an improvement for heart rate tracking etc.
I am interested to hear comments from those that have already done the upgrade as to the pro's and con's of changing from watch 3 to watch 4.
Thankyou for your time.
Thanks... appreciate your feedback but not quite the question i am asking.
As a former runner I used to use Garmin...by far the best for sports. Good accuracy for distance and heart rate. Alas I can no longer run or do many fitness tasks due to my heart health and arrhythmia problems.
Therefore nowadays I am more interested in the tracking during walking/hiking ... occasional cycling... and more importantly the accuracy of the ECG / Blood Pressure / heart rate are all important to me. These all work reasonably with the Watch3... but the HR analysis can sometimes be a bit erratic. I often use a polar chest strap for HR accuracy.
I have an S21U and the Samsung Ecosystem works well together, so I am not looking to move away from Samsung, but perhaps update to the newest watch4... if the changes are worthwhile.
I have read a few reviews and youtube videos on the GW4 today... and to be honest it doesn't seem there is too much there for improvements to draw me away from the GW3.
I agree with you that it is probably worth a wait for the 5th generation... and see what that brings in features. Rumours are that it will be more of a 'native' WearOS version...where the GW4 is more a hybrid Samsung modified version... a first off attempt that is somewhere between the TizenOS of old watches and the newer WearOS.
I will probably wait it out for another 6 months...