Right on schedule, Samsung launched a new flagship series of smartwatches featuring a few improvements and an upgraded Wear OS. Like the last two years, 2023’s lineup includes a sporty base model and a pricier, elevated offering. Unlike the Galaxy Watch 5 family though, the more expensive smartwatch in the Galaxy Watch 6 series reintroduces Samsung’s Classic moniker. Find out more in this Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic review.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic review: At a glance
- What is it? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is the upscale model of the brand’s 6 series lineup. It is nearly identical to the base model Galaxy Watch 6 but brings back the popular rotating bezel last seen on the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. In this way, the device technically follows up the Galaxy Watch 5 but feels more like a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic successor.
- What is the price? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic starts at $399 for a 43mm model. The larger 47mm model is available for $429. An LTE model of either size will run about $50 more.
- Where can you buy it? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is available for preorder now from Samsung. The device officially hits shelves on August 11.
- How did we test it? I tested the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic for seven days. The review unit was supplied by Samsung.
- Is it worth it? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is a fantastic smartwatch boasting the latest Wear OS 4 and a fan-favorite design feature. The user experience is crisp, robust, and reliable. However, it’s also not cheap, and once older models receive the Wear OS 4 update, it may be too similar to the Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro to warrant paying full price for the latest lineup.
What I like about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic