At the Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung also refreshed its Galaxy Watch series with the launch of the Galaxy Watch5 Series. The series consists of two watches—Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro—and comes with a Sapphire Crystal display, BioActive Sensor, runs on Exynos W920 Dual-Core, One UI Watch4.5 and more. Let’s have a closer look at these two new smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Series
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro share similar specifications, except for the fact that the latter has a more durable titanium casing compared to the Armor Aluminum casing on the former. These feature a 5ATM + IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and are MIL-STD-810G compatible.
There’s also a special Galaxy Watch5 Golf Edition smartwatch that comes with exclusive watch faces, a two-tone band, and an unlimited membership on the Smart Caddie app.
The Galaxy Watch5 series has 1.2′′ and 1.4′′ Super AMOLED Sapphire Crystal displays. Samsung claims that sapphire crystal is more resistant to wear and tear and that the display is protected by a durable titanium casing with a protruded bezel design.
These watches are powered by the Dual-Core Exynos W920 processor along with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. When it comes to software, the Galaxy Watch5 series comes with One UI Watch4.5 based on WearOS 3.5.
Samsung’s BioActive Sensor that debuted on the Galaxy Watch4 series is also available in this series. The BioActive Sensor employs a single chip that integrates three sophisticated health sensors—optical heart rate, electrical heart signal, and bioelectrical impedance analysis—to measure heart rate, blood oxygen level, and stress. Users can also check their blood pressure and ECG from their wrists.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy Watch5 can measure health parameters more precisely than the Galaxy Watch4 due to increased wrist contact. Additionally, to aid users in understanding their wellness, the Galaxy Watch5’s powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor combines with other sensors, such as the recently added temperature sensor.
The new Body Composition measuring tool provides a comprehensive picture of the user’s overall health, allowing them to set objectives, guide them through customised workouts, and track progress. The watch also includes an upgraded sleep coach to help you sleep better.
The batteries of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are 13% and 60% larger, respectively, than in the Watch4. Furthermore, One UI Watch4.5 provides a more comprehensive typing experience, a more convenient way to initiate calls, and a slew of new accessibility features that make the Galaxy Watch more intuitive.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro Specifications:
|Galaxy Watch5||Galaxy Watch5 Pro|
|Material & Color||Armor Aluminum case with Sport Band
– 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
– 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver
|Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band
– Black Titanium, Gray Titanium
|– 44mm: 43.3 x 44.4 x 9.8 mm, 33.5g
– 40mm: 39.3 x 40.4 x 9.8 mm, 28.7g
|45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm, 46.5g|
– 44mm: 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
– 40mm: 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
– 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
|Processor||Exynos W920 Dual-Core 1.18GHz|
|Memory||1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage|
|Battery (typical)||– 44mm: 410mAh
– 40mm: 284mAh
|Charging||Faster Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)|
|OS||Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 3.5)|
|UI||One UI Watch4.5|
|Sensors||Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor|
|Connectivity||LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo|
|Durability||5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H|
|Compatibility||Android 8.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAM|
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is priced at $279.99 (Rs. 22,135 approx.) for the 40mm Bluetooth version, and the LTE version costs $329.99 (Rs. 26,090 approx.). The 44mm Bluetooth version costs $309.99 (Rs. 24,505 approx.) for the Bluetooth version and the LTE version costs $359.99 (Rs. 28,460 approx.).
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro costs $449.99 (Rs. 35,510 approx.) for the 45mm Bluetooth version and the LTE version costs $499.99 (Rs. 39,465 approx.). India pricing should be available soon.
These are available for pre-order and will roll out in select markets from August 26th.