Samsung’s new smartwatch innovates on price

Samsung Galaxy Watch FE
Pictured: Samsung Galaxy Watch FE
// FE vs SE
Fergus Halliday
Jun 17, 2024
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Samsung is taking aim at the Apple Watch SE with a new budget-friendly version of its flagship smartwatch.

Available in two colours and a single 40mm size, the new Galaxy Watch FE is built around a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen, an Exynos W920 processor and the latest version of Wear OS. Spec-wise, it boasts 1.5GB of memory, 16GB of storage and a 275mAh battery.

Whether you pick up the black or gold variant of the wearable, you'll still reap the benefits of 5ATM water resistance and sapphire crystal glass scratch protection.

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Watch FE boasts a suite of health-tracking tech that's just one sleep sensor short of what you can find in the latest Galaxy Watch 6. In other words, the hardware here is pretty close to what the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offered. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, especially once you factor in the inclusion of four years of software and security updates.

According to Samsung exec Junho Park, the new Galaxy Watch FE will allow more consumers to access the Samsung wearable ecosystem and the health insights it offers at an affordable price.

“At Samsung, we strive to bring health and fitness monitoring capabilities to as many people around the world as possible, helping them to make the changes needed to improve their wellness daily and help them reach their goals,” he said.

In Australia, the Samsung Galaxy Watch FE will be available from 1 July 2024 at an RRP of $399.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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