17 March 2021
Samsung usually waits until the second half of the year before announcing its new wearable products but this year, it is tipped to make the announcement way earlier. Ice Universe, a reliable tipster, has tweeted that Samsung is ready to announce Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches during Q2 2021.
This is slightly surprising as Samsung unveiled the current-generation Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch in August 2020. Brands are known for releasing a successor product about a year later but in this case, it is just about half a year. Even though we do not know the exact month, the tip suggests it will happen anytime in April, May, or June 2021.
Q2— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 6, 2021
The tipster has not shared any details about the specifications and features of these smartwatches but we have heard a couple of rumors. The major one is that Galaxy Watch 3 is expected to feature non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. It will also diabetic users to measure their blood sugar levels directly using the wearable. There have also been whispers of Samsung ditching its own Tizen operating system for Google's Wear OS with the upcoming models.
As for the Galaxy Watch Active 4, it will be a successor to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 launched in 2019. Samsung did not announce any wearable named Galaxy Watch Active 3 last year and now, it seems like it has decided to skip the name altogether. We can also expect the company to announce both these smartwatches in two wrist size options along with Bluetooth and LTE variants for each of them.