Thursday , December 13 2018 Ausdroid » News » Samsung Galaxy Watch now available for pre-order at JB Hifi with bonus $50 Gift card


It’s finally happening. After weeks of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is finally available for pre-order with JB Hifi kicking off the sale with a pre-order bonus.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch goes on-sale on the 4th of October, with pre-orders through JB HiFi receiving a bonus $50 JB gift voucher to spend in-store for orders placed before 3rd October. The watches start at $499 for the 42mm Wi-Fi option in Rose Gold and go all the way up to $699 for the 46mm 4G enabled model in Silver.

The watches will be available as both Wi-Fi and LTE models, which the Samsung Website advises is only usable with Telstra.

The pre-order bonus will come in the form of a gift card in an email 2 weeks after the release date for online purchasers, while those ordering in-store will receive a coupon at time of purchase.

Samsung’s latest wearable is the first in the ‘Galaxy Watch’ line, but just like their previous Gear S line of watches it also still runs on Tizen OS. The watches have a heavy focus on wellness including options for both stress and sleep monitoring capabilities in addition to the usual health tracking options like step counting, heart rate monitoring and GPS.

The watch specs include:

Galaxy Watch Specifications
Model Galaxy Watch 46mm Silver Galaxy Watch 42mm Midnight Black
Galaxy Watch 42mm Rose Gold
Display 1.3” (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® DX+  
1.2” (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® DX+
Size 46 x 49 x 13
63g (without strap)
41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7
49g (without strap)
Strap 22mm (Interchangeable)
Option Color: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey
20mm (Interchangeable)
Option Color: Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, Natural Brown
Battery 472mAh  270mAh
AP Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz
OS Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
Memory LTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
Bluetooth®: 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
Connectivity 3G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light
Charge WPC based wireless charging
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Samsung: Android 5.0 or later
Other: Android 5.0 or later
iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
※ Activation feature for Mobile Network of Galaxy watch with Non-Samsung smartphones may not be available in some countries

So far there’s no mention of pre-order on the Samsung Australia website, though you can sign up for stock alerts, so if you’re really into the Galaxy Watch you may want to check out JB HiFi’s website.

Source: JB Hifi.

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Or buy it from Dicksmith and have it now

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Pre-order now available from Samsung website too

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so i can buy the 4g and active it with vodafone esim option?

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Apparently not, according to Samsung Australia.

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