Samsung has unveiled the next-gen smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch5 series. As we have seen in the past few years, Samsung has announced two new smart wearables, but there is a change in moniker this time around. While the vanilla model is still called the Samsung Galaxy Watch5, instead of Classic, we have the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro this time around.
The Galaxy Watch5 comes with an identical screen size as compared to the last hen and it is covered by Sapphire Crystal Glass for better durability and protection. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes with a digital wheel, which means Samsung is done with the physical rotating bezel (at least for now). The biggest addition here is the fast charging feature, which was missing on the last gen Galaxy smartwatches. Both smartwatches run on WearOS by Google and here is everything you need to know about these devices.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Price and Availability
The Galaxy Watch5 will start at $279 for the Bluetooth version and $329 for the LTE version. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium, with a 45mm display, starting at $449 for the Bluetooth version and $499 for the LTE version.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Features and Specifications
The Galaxy Watch5 comes in 44mm (1.4-inch) and 40mm(1.2-inch) sizes with an AMOLED display and the screen is protected by Sapphire Crystal Glass, which is an upgrade from Gorilla Glass. The smartwatch supports multiple sports modes and some are also detected automatically as you start the exercise.
Sleep coaching is one of the big addition here. Samsung worked with sleep institutes to enable this feature. Keeping the watch on for 7 days gives you daily missions to improve your sleep. The 44mm version comes with a 410mAh battery and the 40mm offers a 284mAh battery unit. The device can charge from nothing to 100% in 75 minutes. The 44mm option is available in Graphite, Sapphire and Silver and the Small 40mm option is available in Graphite, Pink Gold and Silver.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Features and Specifications
The first Pro version in the Galaxy smartwatch lineup, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro features a large 1.4-inch AMOLED display. This watch is a more durable version of the vanilla Galaxy Watch5 as it comes with a scratch-proof titanium body. This watch comes with a digital wheel instead of a physical one, but it does the same thing as the rotating bezel used to do. There is also a new magnetic d-buckle strap that makes it easy to put it on and take it off. For outdoors, the Watch5 Pro comes with GPX 5 tracking for adventurers and it is packed with a large 590mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Both the watches are powered by Exynos W920 SoC and run on WearOS 3.5 operating system with One UI Watch4.5 skin. Both feature 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Both Watch5 series smartwatches come with Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, and Light Sensor. Other common features include optional LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, NFC, 5ATM + IP68 rating, and MIL-STD-810H certification.