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Samsung releases Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition with environmental protection reminder

The Black Yak Edition is one of many special edition Galaxy Watch4 models that Samsung sells. (Image source: Samsung)
The Black Yak Edition is one of many special edition Galaxy Watch4 models that Samsung sells. (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung has released the Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition, another special edition of its first One UI Watch-powered smartwatch. Designed for outdoor use, the Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition also contains an environmental protection reminder.

Samsung has released another special edition version of the Galaxy Watch4. Previously, the company has issued Golf, PXG and Thom Browne Editions, the latter of which Samsung has sold in a Galaxy Watch4 classic version. Now, Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition, which it has presented in South Korea.

As the name suggests, Samsung has teamed up with Black Yak, an outdoor clothing manufacturer. Unsurprisingly, Samsung aims the Black Yak Edition at those who like to wear smartwatches while hiking and mountaineering, for example. The Galaxy Watch4 is already capable of this though, with a built-in GPS module, among other features. As the images below show, Samsung includes a Black Yak-themed strap, plus a corresponding watch face and a branded carry case.

(Image source: Samsung)
(Image source: Samsung)

Moreover, Samsung bundles a Black Yak Exhibition discount coupon, which entitles people to 40% off Black Yak products. Incidentally, the watch face feeds into Black Yak's "Green Yak Campaign", which promotes environmental protection. Supposedly, the watch face turns from red to green between 12:00 and 13:00, serving as a reminder that a lot of waste is produced at this time. Samsung adds that the watch face is downloadable on all Galaxy Watch4 smartwatches through the Google Play Store, where it is listed as 'BLACK YAK Watchface'.

According to a press release, the Black Yak Edition will be sold exclusively in Samsung's home market, where it will be available from 15 June. Although it remains unclear if Samsung will ever sell the Black Yak Edition globally, Samsung has confirmed prices for South Korea. Specifically, the 40 mm model will retail for KRW 279,000 (~US$222), with the 44 mm model coming in at KRW 309,000 (~US$246). For reference, the Black Yak Editions cost KRW 40,000 (~US$32) more than their regular counterparts. 

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06- 9 (Update: 2022-06- 9)