After the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the predecessor is now on sale – at Samsung, MediaMarkt and Saturn. The offers are only valid for a short period of Black Friday. We’ll tell you for whom the purchase is worthwhile.
Update from 11/25 2021: Black Friday started almost everywhere, including Samsung. There the Galaxy Watch 3 41 mm sold for only 159 euros (look at Samsung). If this model is too small for you, you can go to Galaxy Watch 3 45 mm for 166 euros at MediaMarkt or Saturn.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Small version in silver and bronze from 339 euros
With the Samsung Galaxy 3, the South Korean company finally presented a real successor to the two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Watch at the beginning of August. Even the predecessor was anything but a price-performance breaker at the start – that has not changed with the new models either. At the start of sales, Samsung asked for the new 41-mm model with WLAN to be 418 euros, while the 45-mm version cost 447 euros.
But as always, wherever there is a Samsung product, there is also a rapid drop in prices – the Galaxy Watch 3 is no exception. Cyberport already offers the 41 mm version in the colors “Mystic Bronze” and “Mystic Silver” for 339 Euro including shipping to, around 80 euros cheaper than when it was published.
The most important innovations of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in the product video:
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with 45 mm: This is the price of the large version
It looks similar with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with 45 mm. Here the price at the start of sales was a whopping 447 euros, meanwhile the WLAN model in and silver is already available for 360.74 euros, shipping costs included. Those who prefer the black version will find the cheapest price currently at Cyberport. 369 euros are due for this version, there are no shipping costs. Here, too, the drop in prices cannot be averted, and it is even a bit larger compared to the 41 mm model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Does the Smartwatch Upgrade Make Sense?
Compared to the older Samsung Galaxy Watch, not so much has changed with the new model. The same processor still works under the display, but the amount of RAM has been increased to 1 GB and the flash memory has been doubled to 8 GB. In return, the capacity of the battery has been reduced slightly compared to its predecessor. The same applies to the dimensions of the smartwatch, which have each shrunk by a millimeter without having to reduce the size of the displays.
What buyers in Germany still have to do without is the EKG function of the Galaxy Watch 3. It is not yet known when the feature will be activated.
The changes to the original Samsung Galaxy Watch are therefore limited. If you can do without the additional amount of memory and the ECG function, you should perhaps take a look at the old version of the smartwatch. This has now become really cheap: Amazon sells the 46 mm version for about 184.85 euros – around half the price of the Galaxy Watch 3.
You should definitely consider this when buying a smartwatch:
Samsung Galaxy Watch: will the price drop further?
The Galaxy Watch leads the way, the new Galaxy Watch 3 will do it. The price of the new Samsung smartwatch is likely to continue to decline in the next few months – all products of the smartphone giant seem to share this fate.
Looking for an alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3? These models are particularly popular in Germany:
In addition, Black Friday is just around the corner in a few months. At this point, the price of the smartwatch is likely to hit a new record low. Should it come to that, we will definitely inform you about it in good time.