September 30, 2022
Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro [Video]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro [Video]

Posted August 10, 2022 at 3:44pm by iClarified · 3319 views
Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro that will rival Apple's next generation Apple Watch Series 8.

The Galaxy Watch5 enhances the features that consumers rely on every day, while the Galaxy Watch5 Pro – the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch lineup – is Samsung’s most durable and feature-packed watch yet. These new devices are a commitment to users that their goals and milestones can be met, and Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are there to help.

“We’re dedicated to giving our Galaxy Watch community the tools, data and resources needed to not only understand their overall health and wellness better, but to coach them on their journey,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “With Samsung’s groundbreaking BioActive Sensor, we’re empowering users with the most complete picture of their health-related insights yet.”

Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro [Video]

Here's a look at the smartwatch's new features as described by Samsung...

Cutting-edge Sensor Technology to Better Understand You
With a growing desire to better understand and act on individual health goals, Samsung has set out to provide in-depth monitoring and practical data offering users the information they need to help them along their health and wellness journey. Galaxy Watch5 is equipped with Samsung’s unique BioActive Sensor that drives the next era of digital health monitoring. First introduced on the Galaxy Watch4 series, the BioActive Sensor uses a single unique chip that combines three powerful health sensors – Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis – to deliver extensive readings that include heart rate, blood oxygen level, and even stress level. In addition, users can get a deeper understanding of their heart health by monitoring blood pressure and ECG – right from their wrist. Since 2020, Samsung has expanded these capabilities to 63 markets including five new – Bolivia, Nicaragua, Réunion Island, Türkiye and Venezuela – to ensure that everyone can better track heart health, every day.

With an increased surface area and more direct contact with your wrist, Galaxy Watch5 tracks health metrics now with even greater accuracy than Galaxy Watch4. Plus, its powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor works in combination with the other sensors of Galaxy Watch5 series, including the newly introduced temperature sensor, to provide users with an in-depth understanding of their wellness. The temperature sensor uses infrared technology for more accurate readings, even if the temperature of your surroundings changes. This opens new possibilities for developers to expand their health and wellness options and for users to take advantage of all-new experiences.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro [Video]

Holistic Health Insights to Enhance Everyone’s Wellness Journey
Designed for everyday wins, Galaxy Watch5 offers a comprehensive end-to-end experience that goes beyond fitness activities and into the post-workout, rest, and recovery process. The Body Composition measurement tool5 provides a complete snapshot of the user’s overall health, providing them with a tailored approach to set goals, guide them through personalized workouts, and track progress. And when it’s time to rest, the Galaxy Watch5 series empowers users with recovery data, including post-cardio heart rate after an intense workout, and customized recommendations on water consumption based on sweat loss.

A good night’s rest is important in wellness, and that’s why we’re helping users have a better night’s sleep. Understand sleep patterns through Sleep Scores that monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection and blood oxygen levels. Achieve improved sleep habits with advanced Sleep Coaching that gives a tailored month-long guided program. Through SmartThings integration, Galaxy Watch5 automatically sets connected lights, AC units, and TVs to predetermined settings that make for an ideal sleep environment. Users can sleep safe and sound knowing that the enhanced fall detection ensures an emergency contact is notified if you or your loved one stumbles at home or falls out of bed.

No need to worry that your watch may run out of power or get damaged in rough terrain; Galaxy Watch5 comes with 13% larger battery and provides eight hours of sleep tracking with just eight minutes of charging, which is 30% faster than Galaxy Watch4. An extra layer of durability protects the Galaxy Watch5. This year, we’ve included our first smartwatch display featuring a Sapphire Crystal display, which offers a 60% harder outer layer, so your watch remains reliable in day-to-day use. Cue up your favorite song on Spotify with just your voice using Google Assistant. And coming soon, find your way using Google Maps from your wrist without a smartphone connection. Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer. Additionally, One UI Watch4.5 offers a fuller typing experience, an easier way to make calls, and a host of new accessibility features that make the Galaxy Watch more intuitive.




Galaxy Watch5 Pro, More Features and Greater Durability for the Outdoor Enthusiast
Created for those that love the great outdoors, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch portfolio. From hiking to cycling and beyond, Watch5 Pro is ready for the challenge thanks to its premium materials. It features enhanced Sapphire Crystal that better resists any wear and tear and a durable titanium casing that protects the display with a protruded bezel design. Galaxy Watch5 Pro also comes with an all-new D-Buckle Sport Band that offers rugged durability with a sleek and clean fit.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro [Video]

Built strong, and built to last, Galaxy Watch5 Pro has the largest battery in a Galaxy Watch. It’s 60% larger than Galaxy Watch4, which is key to keeping up with you while you conquer a new route. Take advantage of GPX, that’s available for the first time on a Galaxy Watch. Head out on a hike and record and share it with fellow trail-lovers on the Samsung Health app with Route Workout. You can also download hiking and cycling routes as you practice for your next race or look to mix up your routine. As you hike or cycle, keep your eyes on the path and away from the map with intuitive Turn-by-turn directions. When you’re ready to head home, Galaxy Watch5 Pro will get you there easily with the Track back feature that takes you back the way you came.




Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy Watch5 comes with all-new neutral color options, with the Large 44mm option available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver and the Small 40mm option available in Graphite, Pink Gold, and Silver which features a Bora Purple strap that pairs perfectly with the Galaxy Z Flip4. Galaxy Watch5 will start at $279 for the Bluetooth version and $329 for the LTE version.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium, with a 45mm display, starting at $449 for the Bluetooth version and $499 for the LTE version.

Galaxy Watch5 Golf Edition comes with exclusive watch faces, a two-tone band, and an unlimited membership on the Smart Caddie app. The Watch5 series Golf Edition comes in three sizes – Watch5 Large, Watch5 Small, and Watch5 Pro, starting at $329 for the Bluetooth version.

Users can design their own watch by selecting the model, size, case color and strap for up to 1,032 unique combinations in the Galaxy Watch5 Bespoke Studio on Samsung.com.


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dmorg
dmorg - August 11, 2022 at 7:01am
The Galaxy Watch 4 no longer supported iPhones. I wonder if this new version will work with them.
Ace*
Ace* - August 10, 2022 at 7:51pm
Woah, ok. Getting closer and closer to the look of Apple Watch. I’m not usually one to care about it but this is pretty obvious. Older gen Samsung watch was straight ugly.
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