Samsung Galaxy Watch FE: Specs, features, pricing, and availability

Written on 06/13/2024
Taylor Bell

The Watch FE is official, and it's almost here.

After months of rumors and some recent leaks, Samsung's Galaxy Watch FE has been officially announced. Positioned as a cheaper entry into Samsung's Wear OS offerings, the Watch FE will be priced at $200 and looks very similar to the Galaxy Watch 4 2021. Here's what you need to know about the new Galaxy Watch FE: The Samsung Galaxy Watch FE is available in a single size of 40mm. It looks similar to Samsung's other Wear OS-based Galaxy Watch devices, with two hardware buttons and the Galaxy Watch's typical tapered lugs. Available in black, rose gold and silver.

The single 40mm version features a 1.2-inch, 396 x 396 pixel OLED display with larger bezels than we're used to seeing in Samsung's newer wearables, but like the Galaxy Watch 4, the FE is built around it. There's a significant material improvement here, though: the Galaxy Watch FE's display is covered in sapphire glass, which should be more scratch-resistant than the glass used in the Watch 4.

Featuring the same BioActive sensor as other current Galaxy Watch models, the Samsung Galaxy Watch FE records all the health data we're used to from Samsung's watches. It tracks your steps, sleep and heart rate, and alerts you to abnormally high or low heart rates. It can perform an ECG and, in regions where Samsung has approval, even blood pressure measurements.

The Watch FE can track over 100 different types of exercise and offers running analytics that evaluate your form and give you tips for improvement. Overall, the health and fitness tracking on the Watch FE seems in line with what Samsung's higher-end wearables offer. Health data is logged in the Samsung Health app.

Samsung Galaxy Watch FE: Hardware Specifications
The hardware on Samsung's Galaxy Watch devices has remained fairly consistent since the Watch 4 debuted in 2021, with only minor updates each year. The Watch FE takes this to the extreme. The hardware here is nearly identical to what's on offer in the Galaxy Watch 4. The Watch FE pairs the same Exynos W920 chipset with 1.2GB of RAM, the same 1.2-inch 396p OLED display, and the same 247mAh battery.

That might sound bad, but the Watch 4 has actually aged very well, and even the latest Galaxy Watch 6 offers only marginal improvements to the experience.