Starting at $279, the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro include a premium design, sapphire glass, and Wear OS 3.5.

The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, Samsung’s most recent Wear OS smartwatches, have been formally launched. They include premium materials and improved health features.

With the launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series last year, Samsung launched the revival of Google’s Wear OS. These Galaxy Watches were the first wearables to use Wear OS 3 and the only ones to have the upgrade up to the Montblanc Summit 3.

Samsung has improved upon the design of its smartwatches from the previous year to produce the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. The Samsung BioActive Sensor chip, which integrates data from three different sensors to provide a more comprehensive picture of your general health, including blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and predicted stress levels, is back in the new watches. As the Galaxy Watch 5 offers a greater surface area for increased skin contact, the BioActive Sensor ought to be even more precise this year.

Additionally, the Galaxy Watch 5 series brings back cutting-edge health capabilities like blood pressure and EKG monitoring. Nevertheless, Samsung has yet to receive American certification for its blood pressure monitor. Additionally, Samsung’s Sleep Scores system, snore detection, and a sleep coaching system are all features of the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro.

Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Galaxy Watch 5 40mm and 44mm side by side

The Galaxy Watch 5 series is powered by the Exynos W920 and features 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, which will please spec hunters. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has a massive 590 mAh battery, which can power your watch for longer than the smaller and larger Galaxy Watch 5 models’ respective 284 mAh and 410 mAh batteries.

One UI Watch 4.5, which is based on Wear OS 3.5 from Google, will be the default operating system for the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro out of the box. Thanks to the One UI Watch 4.5 closed beta that users of the Galaxy Watch 4 received earlier this year, we’ve already had a taste of what to expect from this update. A complete QWERTY keyboard, a dual-SIM cellular connection, greater watch face customization choices, and improved accessibility are some of the main attractions.

In terms of hardware, Samsung has chosen to give its most recent line of wearables a sapphire crystal display, which should work well with the watch’s fall detection feature and make them more robust than their predecessors. This is especially impressive considering the watch’s starts as low as $279 rating.

The Armor Aluminum shell of the basic Galaxy Watch 5 is available in three colors for both sizes. The Watch 5 Pro costs at least $449 and has a titanium case that is stronger and more upscale. It comes in one of two colors.

Samsung has also created a unique Golf Edition for each model in the Galaxy Watch 5 series, with prices starting at $329, for the golf enthusiasts out there. These top-tier smart caddies come with unique watch faces, a two-tone watch band, and an unrestricted membership to the Smart Caddie app.

SPECS FOR THE GALAXY WATCH 5 ANDAMP; 5 Sizes are as follows: (Pro): 45.4mm x 45.4mm x 10.5mm (40mm): 40.4mm x 39.3mm x 9.8mm (44mm): 44.4mm x 43.3mm x 9.8mm Weight: (Pro): 46.5g (40mm): 28.7g (44mm): 33.5g Colors and materials: (40mm): Titanium casing in Black or Gray; Armor Aluminum case in Graphite, Pink Gold, or Silver (Pro); Armor Aluminum case in Graphite, Sapphire, or Silver (44mm). 5ATM IP68/MIL-STD-810H durability Exynos W920 Dual-Core 1.18GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Operating system: One UI for Wear OS 3.5 Watch 4.5 Display: 1.2, 396396 (40mm) Super AMOLED display (44mm): 1.4, 450450; sapphire crystal Super AMOLED display (Pro): 1.4, 450450, sapphire crystal Sapphire crystal-encased Super AMOLED display Battery: (Pro): 590 mAh (Pro): (40mm) 284 mAh (44mm) 410 mAh Sensors: Analog heart rate heartbeat electrical signal Analysis of bioelectrical impedance Temperature gauge Accelerometer Barometer A gyroscope magnetic field sensor sensor for light LTE connectivity (optional) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz NFC GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo Bluetooth 5.2 FTC: We employ automatically earning affiliate connections. More.

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