The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6’s new limited edition puts the stars on your wrist

What you need to know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Astro Edition ships only in 47mm variant, featuring astronomy symbols on the rotating bezel.
  • It retails for AED 1,999, or around $544, which gets you a free Galaxy Buds 2, fabric band, and a one-year Samsung Care+ free subscription.
  • The astrolabe-inspired smartwatch also includes an exclusive watch face that shows the phases of the sun and moon on one side and a simple compass on the other.

Samsung has been making special editions of its Galaxy Watch line for a while now and typically releasing them in global markets. Its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, on the other hand, has a limited edition that’s only available in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Astro Edition is the company’s way of paying tribute to the region’s explorers and innovators who made significant contributions to the fields of astronomy and mathematics. Its design is inspired by an astrolabe, and it includes a compass on the dial as well as a solar tracker that allows you to track the movements of the sun and moon directly from your wrists.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Astro Edition showing its astrolabe-inspired watch face

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For the uninitiated, astrolabes are like the GPS of the ancient world. They were used to navigate the night sky and tell the time. Just like how we use our smartphones to find our way around today, ancient astronomers used astrolabes to chart their course across the stars.