For the first time ever, the watch also introduces the new Wear OS powered by Samsung OS, developed in collaboration with Google, that supports contactless payments.
Bratislava, August 27, 2021 – Samsung today launched sales of the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic in Slovakia, the first watch models to support Google Pay payments. Starting today, owners of new Samsung smartwatches can leave their wallet, card, and mobile phone at home, while still making contactless payments.
Contactless payments via Google Play are made possible by a new watch operating system, Wear OS powered by Samsung, which was created in collaboration between Samsung and Google. Wear OS is part of a large ecosystem and supports both Galaxy services (SmartThings or Bixby), well-known third-party apps (Adidas Running, Calm, Diet or Spotify), and of course Google services (such as Google Maps or Google Pay).
Contactless payment is becoming more and more popular in Slovakia
Google Pay is a long-awaited novelty in smartwatches, which significantly increases the convenience of payment and the flexibility of users. According to a survey by the Association of Slovak Banks from 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was further supported by this trend. At that time, contactless payments were also used by those who for some reason avoided it. Their number is increasing, and so is the volume of transactions they conduct contactless or via mobile. Confirm the latest Statistics Slovak Banks Association.
Galaxy Watch 4 also offers other innovative services
Convenient payment with Google Pay isn’t the only innovation that the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic bring (previous watch models do not support contactless payment). A great user experience is also ensured by the user interface of One UI Watch, powerful enough equipment – including an improved processor, better quality screen and more memory – or the most comprehensive package of health and wellness functions to date. Among other things, the new Samsung BioActive sensor takes care of these things. Users will also benefit from a rich Samsung experience with ESIM technology, thanks to which they can run or cycle in nature even without a phone – the watch is automatically synchronized.
Availability of forms
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic smartwatches are available in Slovakia in black, green, rose gold or silver, and the Galaxy Watch4 Classic model in black and silver. Recommended Retail Prices:
|Galaxy Watch4 40mm||269 €|
|Galaxy Watch4 44mm||€299|
|Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm||369 EUR|
|Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm||€399|
|Galaxy Watch4 Classic 46 mm LTE||€449|
Learn more about the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic:
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