The Galaxy Watch 5 is finally here! The Galaxy Watch 5 comes in 40mm and 44mm, while the Pro comes in a single 45mm size. All the watches are powered by the same 1.18GHz Exynos W920 processor, with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This watch uses a more hardy material, including a sapphire crystal in the screen, and Samsung says it’s 60% more scratch resistant than its predecessor.
We now have a bigger battery with 13 percent of a larger battery â€” 284mAh battery in the 40mm Watch 5 and a 410mAh battery in the 44m. The Pro has an even larger 590mAh battery thatâ€™s rated for 80 hours, or 20 hours of continuous GPS usage on a single charge.
After launching after the Unpacked on August 10, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 release date is set (both digitally and physically) for August 26. Pre-orders are live now, and will run until then.
This design improvement is in service of more reliable sensor performance, but Samsung says its three-in-one BioActive sensor has also been upgraded, although it didnâ€™t clarify what changed.
Having the Watch 5â€™s sensors sit snugly in place even when youâ€™re unconscious should also help the device glean more accurate data while youâ€™re asleep. Samsung monitors your breathing and heart rate to detect not only how long youâ€™ve slept, but also the stages youâ€™re in, like REM, deep or light sleep. It also monitors whether you snore, and uses all that information to assign you a score.
Samsung also added a new skin temperature sensor to the Galaxy Watch 5, but it wonâ€™t be activated until some indeterminate date post launch. I wasnâ€™t able to use the watch to take a temperature reading, though I did measure my body fat with the onboard BIA tool.
- Screen Size :1.2”
- Hardware: Exynos W920 (5 nm)
- Battery: 284 mAh