Samsung even boasted that it controlled its Note 9 presentation using the banana-a-like stylus, before announcing that it plans to open up the SDK to developers so functionality can be built into third-party apps.
Flipping the phone over reveals the new dual-lens camera that Samsung was keen to shout about at yesterday's event. That's not quite as friendly to petite wrists as the 38mm Apple Watch, but the Galaxy Watch's round face could make it look more like an oversized timepiece and less like a smartphone on your wrist.
Under standard usage, such as LT, Bluetooth, messaging and some music streaming the battery can last up to 80 hours, which eliminates the need for daily charging.
The equally stylish Galaxy Watch 42mm comes in either Midnight Black or Rose Gold and it has a slightly smaller 1.2-inch (30mm) display.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in NY on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales.
Samsung didn't give specifics about the Galaxy Watch's battery life, but it did suggest that it may be better than other traditional smartwatches.
In the U.S., the Galaxy Watch price starts at $329 for the 42mm version and is back to $349.99 for the 46mm version.
In addition to the expected smart watch features such as reminders, messages and scheduling, the Galaxy Watch is pushing heavily into the fitness and wellness space, with a particular focus on the latter.
The long wait for Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 to be made official is finally over.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is dust- and water-resistant with a diving rating of 5ATM and a rating of IP68. There are also 21 new indoor exercises and 39 tracked workouts overall. Let us start, though, with Galaxy Watch price and availability. The Note 9 is created to encourage adoption of the feature by allowing users to connect the phone to a monitor via an HDMI cable, bypassing the need to buy a separate docking station.
Bixby, which is Samsung's AI voice assistant, it supposed to replace S Voice on the watch, Samsung said at its Note 9 press conference. This is likely due to the extra grunt needed to maintain a mobile connection. It's also tying its Watch more closely to its Galaxy line, contrasting with the Gear line.