Is the Samsung watch worth having?

Are you looking to spice up your life with a smartwatch? If so, then your first thought might have been to settle on a shiny new Samsung Watch – but is a Samsung watch worth it, or is there a better watch to consider?

Whether you’re looking for an overview of a specific Samsung Watch or you’re unsure whether you want to a Samsung Smartwatch at all, here’s a guide to help you make your decision!

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Should I buy a Samsung Watch?

With so many smartwatches saturating the market, it can be hard to decide which brand to choose. The main contenders are a Samsung Galaxy Watch, the Apple Watch and Fitbit – but which is best?

If you’re debating purchasing a Samsung Watch, chances are you have an Android phone in which case an Apple watch is out of the question. But what about other smart watches like the Fitbit?

Are you thinking, “should I get a Fitbit or Samsung Watch?” If so, you’ll be glad to know there’s a pretty easy solution to your question. Fitbit watches are great for those looking to monitor their fitness, but they lack the advanced technology to work as one with your smartphone.

If you want a smartwatch that can connect to your phone (or replace your phone in certain instances) and let you access multiple apps other than your average fitness tracker, you’ll want to buy a Samsung Watch.

What Samsung Watch should I get?

There are a few models out there at the moment, but we’ll walk you through some of the top ones!

Best luxury buy: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

If you want the best of the best regardless of cost, a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the way to go.

It’s considered the best Samsung GPS watch for outdoor sports enthusiasts and boasts a huge range of features such as auto start and stop for workouts, a skin temperature sensor and a strong, scratch-resistant screen.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is water-resistant, so you can swim laps and get as sweaty as you want. Plus, for an added cost you can opt for the LTE model which comes with cellular connectivity.

You’ll get a 45mm watch display and a whopping 80 hours of battery life, so as long as you don’t mind a watch with a bit of bulkiness the Samsung Galaxy 5 Pro is for you!

Best luxury buy with a budget: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

If you’re looking for a watch that isn’t as bougie as the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro but still has some amazing features at an affordable price, go for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

It comes in two different designs to cater for a variety of user needs; the standard Galaxy Watch 4 is the flagship device (and the cheaper of the two) which looks fairly similar to the previous Galaxy Watch model. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is slightly pricier but comes with luxurious features such as the physical rotating bezel.

This model has a 3-in-1 health sensor that can measure heart rate, take ECGs and blood pressure, and can even read your body composition. Samsung also improved the Wear OS software on this model, so it’s a step up from the Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 devices.

The battery isn’t as spectacular as the newest models but still holds a good 40 hours of battery life. You can choose from a variety of display sizes too: 40mm, 42mm, 44mm and 46mm. If you want to add cellular connectivity to your watch, there’s an LTE version available at a slightly higher price or you can stick to the GPS-only version – the choice is yours!

For a swim-proof watch with all this plus an always-on display and sleep tracking, you can’t go wrong!

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Best budget buy: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

If you want to buy a Samsung watch but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is a great option. You’ll be able to track your sleep and activity, check your heart rate and use your smartwatch to text and take calls.

The Galaxy Watch Active2 is available for purchase in the LTE range too, meaning you can choose from a GSP-only watch or a Cellular and GSP watch.

You can choose from a 40mm or 44mm model, so you don’t need to worry about compromising on display size. This model also uses Samsung’s Tizen operating system, giving it access to other useful features such as Samsung Pay, onboard music via Spotify and heart health features like an ECG.

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What to look for when buying a Samsung Watch

Before you commit to your purchase, there are a few key things to consider to make sure you get the best Samsung watch model for your needs:

Age and price

If you want to buy a Samsung watch at a reasonable price, you’ll need to consider the age of the model and whether you want to buy a brand new watch or a refurbished one.

Since the price of Samsung watches depreciates over time, the older the model, the more affordable it will be to purchase. However, older models won’t have the latest and greatest features, so you’ll have to think hard about what you’d prefer.

Refurbished Samsung watches are much more affordable than new ones, yet you still get all the same great features, just for a better price. That’s also the case for phones, as well as refurbished smartwatches, we also sell refurbished phones at the musicMagpie Store.

If you don’t mind a watch with slightly out-of-date features, it’s worth considering an older model. And for those who prefer the latest models, you could get a better deal by buying a refurbished version!


Features will play a huge role in deciding which Samsung watch to get or in your decision whether or not to buy a Samsung watch over another brand if you’ve still not decided.

Try to list all your must-have features beforehand, then go through each model and see which one ticks all (or most) of your boxes.

Here are a few features to consider:

  • Connectivity (Cellular/GPS)
  • General design (including the size of the watch face and available straps)
  • Battery life
  • Fitness tracker
  • Water resistance (for swimming or heavy sweating)
  • Sleep tracking


Wondering “what size Samsung Watch should I get?” It’s an important factor to consider before parting with any cash, especially if you need to use your watch with specific apps.

You’ll want a bigger display if you’re looking to perform a lot of tasks with your watch or if your eyes aren’t as sharp as they once were. If you don’t mind a smaller screen, are looking for a cheaper alternative or would prefer something smaller to sit on your wrist, you can opt for a smaller watch display.

There are six size options available:

  • 40mm – Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch Active
  • 41mm – Galaxy Watch3
  • 42mm – Galaxy Watch4 Classic and Galaxy Watch
  • 44mm – Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch Active 2
  • 45mm – Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
  • 46mm – Galaxy Watch4 Classic and Galaxy Watch

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