Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro launched: Everything you need to know

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Watch 5 series with insightful sleep tracking, personalized design options, and enhanced durability. The Galaxy Watch 5 is equipped with Samsung’s unique BioActive Sensor, which was first introduced on the Galaxy Watch 4 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 ECG – right from their wrist.

The Galaxy Watch 5 tracks health metrics now with even greater accuracy than Galaxy Watch 4. Plus, its powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor works in combination with the other sensors of the Galaxy Watch 5 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.

The Body Composition measurement tool available on the Watch 5 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 Watch 5 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. You will also see a better night’s sleep mode to monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection and blood oxygen levels.

Thanks to SmartThings integration, the Galaxy Watch 5 automatically sets connected lights, AC units, and TVs to predetermined settings that make for an ideal sleep environment. The enhanced fall detection is also there.

The Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a 13% larger battery and provides 8 hours of sleep tracking with just 8 minutes of charging, which is 30% faster than the Galaxy Watch 4.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 features a Sapphire Crystal display, which offers a 60% harder outer layer. Additionally, One UI Watch 4.5 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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 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. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has the largest battery of a Galaxy Watch, it’s 60% larger than Galaxy Watch 4.

The Galaxy Watch 5 series is powered by the Exynos W920 and comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. The Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro are running One UI Watch 4.5, which is based on Wear OS 3.5 from Google.

Pricing and Availability:

Starting today through August 25, 2022, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are available for pre-order with retail availability beginning August 26, 2022.

Consumers who pre-order Galaxy Watch 5 are eligible to receive a Wireless Charger Duo on us, $75 off Galaxy Watch 5 or $125 off Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with eligible smartwatch trade-in, and $50 Samsung Credit to use towards Galaxy accessories.

The Galaxy Watch 5 comes with all-new neutral color options that will turn heads, 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 Flip 4.

The Galaxy Watch 5 will start at $279.99 for the Bluetooth version and $329.99 for the LTE version. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will be available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium, with a 45mm display, starting at $449.99 for the Bluetooth version and $499.99 for the LTE version.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Golf Edition comes with exclusive watch faces, a two-tone band, and an unlimited membership on the Smart Caddie app. The Watch 5 series Golf Edition comes in three Bluetooth options – Watch 5 Large 44mm, Watch 5 Small 40mm, and Watch 5 Pro, starting at $329.99. Availability begins on August 26 on Samsung.com.

You can design your 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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