Wearables for Android will get a lot more interesting later this year, but if you can’t wait any longer, the Galaxy Watch 3 continues to be one of the best smartwatches available today. Samsung has released a “Titanium” edition just two months after the standard version was released, at a staggering $600. If you’re interested in buying a premium smartwatch for your wrist, the titanium model hit an all-time low on Amazon, and a classic version also sold out.
There are some differences between the standard model and the titanium model of the Watch3. In addition to changing the usual stainless steel case, replacing it with titanium (which reduces the weight of the 45mm model by about 11 grams), the box has a metal strap instead of the usual leather wristband. Otherwise you get the same great experience we reviewed last fall, with rotating bezels for navigation, solid software support via Tizen, and above-average battery life. $400 is a new low for the Titanium Edition, which is 33% off the original price.
Of course, that’s still a lot of money for a smartwatch, and 45mm won’t fit all wrists. For a smaller, cheaper option, the standard 41mm model in silver retails for $250. It’s not quite the new low, but it’s still pretty good for a great Android-friendly wearable.
Neither model will migrate to the new Wear OS experience, though. Coming later this year, Samsung has promised to continue supporting the Watch3 until at least August 2023. If you are interested in choosing between the two types, check out the link below.