Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series was launched on Wednesday during the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. The latest smartwatch series includes the Galaxy Watch 5 (in two sizes) and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The Galaxy Watch 5 has a bioactive sensor that measures heart rate, SpO2, and stress levels. The new Galaxy Watch 5 also offers ECG and blood pressure (BP) monitoring. It has a temperature sensor that uses infrared technology. The company claims that this smartwatch offers up to 8 hours of sleep tracking with 8 minutes of charging.

This is the price of both the variants
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 price starts at $279 (approximately Rs 22,100) for the 40mm Bluetooth version and $329 (approximately Rs 26,100) for the LTE version. Prices for the larger Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm) Bluetooth and LTE variants are yet to be announced. The 40mm variant has Graphite, Pink Gold and Silver color options. The latter has a Bora purple strap. The 44mm version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes in Graphite, Sapphire and Silver color options.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is priced at $449 (approximately Rs 35,600) for the Bluetooth variant and $499 (approximately Rs 39,600) for the LTE variant. The Pro model is available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium color options. Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are currently available for pre-order in select markets. The smartwatch will be available for purchase from August 26.

Features of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 runs on One UI Watch 4.5 based on WearOS 3.5. It has an ‘Armor Aluminium’ case with a sport band. The 44mm variant sports a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 450×450 pixels resolution, and the smaller 40mm variant sports a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 396×396 pixels resolution. Both the variants feature Always-On Display (AOD). The company claims that the Sapphire crystal display on the smartwatch provides a 60 percent toughened outer layer. It is equipped with a dual-core Exynos W920 SoC, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy Watch 5 also packs 16GB of onboard storage.

The smartwatch features a new Samsung Bioactive sensor. According to the company, the sensor combines optical heart rate sensor, electrical heart signal and bioelectrical impedance analysis to provide its user with a range of health information, including heart, SpO2 levels and stress levels. Samsung has also equipped the Galaxy Watch 5 with a temperature sensor that uses infrared technology. Sensors include accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass and a light sensor.

Samsung has said that the Google Maps app is coming soon to the Galaxy Watch 5, which will work independently of a connected smartphone. The company is also adding support for SoundCloud and Deezer to stream music and audio.

The Galaxy Watch 5 is IP68 rated for dust and water (5 ATM) resistance. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC and GPS support. The Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm) packs a 410mAh battery. The smaller 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 packs a 284mAh battery. Both variants support wireless charging based on WPC. According to Samsung, the battery is 13 percent bigger, and offers 8 hours of sleep tracking with 8 minutes of charging. The 44mm version measures 43.3×44.4×9.8mm and weighs 33.5 grams. The 40mm version, on the other hand, measures 39.3×40.4×9.8mm and weighs 28.7 grams.

Features of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro also runs on One UI Watch 4.5 based on WearOS 3.5. It has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 450×450 pixels. Like the non-Pro model, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro also has an Always On display. It has a titanium case with a D-buckle sport band. The smartwatch also shares similar specifications with the Galaxy Watch 5 including SoC, RAM and storage configuration.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has Samsung’s bioactive sensor, a temperature sensor, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass and a light sensor. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC and GPS support are available in the Pro variant of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Like the Galaxy Watch 5, it has an IP68 rating for dust and water (5ATM) resistance. It packs a 590mAh battery with WPC-based wireless charging support. It measures 45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm in total and weighs around 46.5 grams.

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