Samsung bets on health again with the new Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro

Deepak Gupta August 10, 2022
Updated 2022/08/10 at 4:23 PM

Samsung reserved today to make known several products from across the mobile universe. Foldable smartphones are the stars of the event, but the new Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatches were also presented, as well as new earbuds.

Come and learn more about these new Galaxy devices.

Samsung today introduced the new smart watches Galaxy Watch5 and the Galaxy Watch5 Pro with the aim of "shaping users' health and well-being habits with intuitive insights, advanced features and new functionalities".

We are committed to helping our Galaxy Watch users with their daily routines by providing them with the tools, data and resources they need to better understand their overall health and well-being.

With Samsung's innovative BioActive Sensor, we are empowering users with the most complete information about their health.

Said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Experience Business at Samsung Electronics.

New sensor system

The new watches come equipped with an improved sensor system to respond to the brand's commitment to providing in-depth monitoring and physiological data, giving wearers the information they need to help them along their health and wellness journey.

Thus, the Galaxy Watch5 is equipped with the exclusive BioActive Sensor from Samsung that drives the next era of digital health monitoring. First introduced in the Galaxy Watch4 series, the BioActive Sensor integrates three powerful health sensors into a single chip: Optical Heart Rate, Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis.

These sensors serve to provide extensive readings that include heart rates, blood oxygen levels, and even stress levels. Additionally, users can gain a deeper understanding of their heart health by monitoring blood pressure and ECG, right from the wrist.

With a larger surface area and more direct contact with the wrist, the Galaxy Watch5 now tracks health metrics with even greater accuracy. In addition, the powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor works in combination with the other sensors in the Galaxy Watch5 series, including the newly introduced temperature sensor, to give users an in-depth understanding of their well-being.

O temperature sensor uses infrared technology for more accurate readings even if the temperature of the surrounding environment changes. This opens new possibilities for different health monitoring software to offer new options for analyzing and recording the well-being of users.

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, health and wellness

Galaxy Watch5 offers a comprehensive experience from fitness activities to post-workout, rest and recovery.

The Body Composition measurement tool provides a complete view of the user's overall health, giving you a personalized approach to setting goals, guiding you through personalized workouts and tracking progress. And when it's time to rest, the Galaxy Watch5 series empowers users with recovery data, including heart rate after an intense workout and personalized recommendations on water consumption based on sweat loss.

A good night's rest is critical to overall well-being, which is why Samsung is helping users get a better night's sleep.

Understand sleep patterns through Sleep Scores that monitor sleep stages, along with snoring detection and blood oxygen levels. Achieving improved sleep habits is possible with Sleep Coaching10, a personalized program that provides guidance for a month.

Through the integration of SmartThings, Galaxy Watch5 automatically sets lights on, air conditioning units, and televisions to predetermined settings that create the ideal sleep environment. Users can sleep soundly knowing that improved fall detection ensures that an emergency contact is notified if they fall at home or on the road.

Autonomy and some other particularities

Regarding battery life, the Galaxy Watch5 comes equipped with a 13% larger battery than the previous version, plus eight hours of sleep tracking takes just eight minutes of charging due to a 30% more charging system. faster than Galaxy Watch4.

In terms of resistance, the Galaxy Watch5 also ensures more durability with its screen made of sapphire crystal, which offers an outer surface that is 60% harder than the previous version.

Favorite songs can be chosen by voice on Spotify through Google Assistant. It will soon be possible to find any route using Google Maps from the wrist without a smartphone connection.

Music and audio lovers will be able to enjoy updates that include new applications like SoundCloud and Deezer. In addition, One UI Watch4.5 offers a more complete typing experience, an easier way to make calls, and a host of new accessibility features that make the Galaxy Watch even more intuitive.

What sets the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro apart

Created for those who love the outdoors, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is the latest addition to the Galaxy Watch portfolio.

From hiking to cycling, the Watch5 Pro is up to the challenge thanks to its rugged build quality. In addition to the sapphire crystal display, which is even more resistant, preventing wear and tear, it also has a titanium frame that is five times more durable and protects the screen with a slightly protruding bezel design.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro also comes with the all-new D-Buckle Sport Band, which offers great durability with a sleek fit.

Built to be tough, and built to last, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro has the biggest battery in a Galaxy Watch (60% bigger than the Galaxy Watch4), which is key to lasting longer while conquering a new route. Samsung invites users to take advantage of GPX, which is available for the first time on a Galaxy Watch.

You can take a walk, record it and share it with other trail lovers in the Samsung Health app with Route Workout.

You can also download walking and cycling routes as you train for your next race. When walking or cycling, keep your eyes on the path, not the map with intuitive turn-by-turn directions. On the way home, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro features the Track Back feature that gives the user directions on the way they came.

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro

Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro specifications24 25

Galaxy Watch5 Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Material and Color Aluminum case with sports band

- 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver

- 40mm: Graphite, Rose Gold, Silver

Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band

- Black Titanium and Gray Titanium

and weight
- 44mm: 43.3 x 44.4 x 9.8 mm, 33.5g

- 40mm: 39.3 x 40.4 x 9.8 mm, 28.7g

45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm, 46.5g
Screen Sapphire Crystal

- 44mm: 1.4" (34.6mm) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display

- 40mm: 1.2" (30.4mm) 396x396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display

Sapphire Crystal

- 1.4" (34.6mm) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display

Processor Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz
Memory 1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
Drums - 44mm: 410mAh

- 40mm: 284mAh

Loading Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
YOU Use OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 3.5)
UI One UI Watch4.5
sensors Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
connectivity LTE30Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H
Compatibility Android 8.0 or higher and more than 1.5GB of RAM

Prices and availability

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are available for pre-order in Portugal starting August 10th, with in-store availability starting August 26th.

The Galaxy Watch5 has a recommended retail price starting at €299 for the Bluetooth version and €349 for the LTE version.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be available in titanium black and titanium gray, with a 45mm screen, starting at €469 for the Bluetooth version and €519 for the LTE version.

Plus... The Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds

Joining the Galaxy Z series of smartphones and new watches are the Galaxy Buds2 Pro - Samsung's new high-end earbuds with a new, more compact design and improved connectivity. They come with superior 24-bit Hi-Fi audio quality, which offers dynamic range and crystal clear resolution.

With Samsung's new seamless codec (SSC HiFi), you can transfer quality music without pause, and the new 2-way coaxial speaker makes those sounds richer than ever. The new compact, ergonomic design is 15% smaller, with a secure fit that's designed to prevent shifting, making it the perfect companion for your workout.

Take calls on the go with powerful ANC to eliminate outside noise. The new Galaxy Buds2 Pro allow users to disconnect from their own world and at the same time stay connected to their lives. Buds2 Pro now features Auto Switch to provide an effortless transition from your favorite TV show to receiving a call from your loved ones.

And if by chance you don't place your Buds2 Pro in your SmartThings Find, locating them is now quick and easy, whether or not they're in the box. The recommended retail price (PVP) will be €239.

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