At its Unpacked Presentation today, Samsung officially revealed the $279.99 Galaxy Watch 5 and $449.99 Galaxy Watch 5 Pro after weeks of leaks and speculations. There weren’t many surprises, but it appears the firm paid attention to complaints about the Galaxy Watch 4’s short battery life. Larger batteries, quicker charging, and improved durability is all features shared by the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro.
The Galaxy Watch 5 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, however, the Pro is only available at 45mm. The same 1.18GHz Exynos W920 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage power for all watches. The 3-in-1 BioActive sensor, which was initially included in the Watch 4 series and allows for ECGs, heart rate monitoring, and body composition analysis, is also upgraded for the Galaxy Watch 5 lineup.
According to Samsung, the upgraded sensor gives the Watch 5 access to more sophisticated sleep tracking functions, such as customized sleep coaching. Additionally, you get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, built-in GPS, contactless payments, and optional LTE. Additionally, both watches include 5ATM and IP68 water and dust resistance.
This time around, battery life is where the significant hardware improvements lie. The Watch 5’s battery capacity has increased by 13 percent; the 40mm model has a 284mAh battery and the 44mm model has a 410mAh battery. About 40 hours should be possible on one charge. The Pro includes a 590mAh battery that is significantly bigger and has a rating of 80 hours, or 20 hours of nonstop GPS use.
Preorders for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro may begin starting today, and shipments will begin on August 26. The Pro starts at $449.99 while the Watch 5 is $279.99. The price of LTE models is $50 more. Additionally, a $329.99 Bluetooth-only Golf Edition will be available for both watches.