On August 10, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 series including Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The new flagship smartwatches are now available in Nepal. Here, we will be discussing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series (including Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro) along with their specs, features, availability, and official price in Nepal.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series Overview:
Things are a little different this year as Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 5 series without a “Classic” model. Instead, it released two variants of the smartwatch, namely, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The updates to the Watch 5 are iterative but the Watch 5 Pro is a different beast of its own.
The Galaxy Watch 5 shares many similarities with its predecessor in terms of design. It is available in two case options 40mm and 44mm, retaining the same dimensions as well as the screen size. However, Samsung has included a new sapphire crystal protection for better durability.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro sports a 1.4″ AMOLED display nestled in a 45mm case made of titanium. The Pro edition does away with the rotating bezel in favor of what is referred to as the “Digital Bezel.”
This redesigned look is complemented by a new magnetic strap. Similarly, it has two buttons on the right edge, one of which has a red accent.
The Watch 5 Pro will be available in black and grey colorways. As for the Watch 5, Samsung has opted for Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver, and a new Sapphire. Both watches are 5ATM water resistant and rated IP68 / MIL-STD-810H.
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The Galaxy Watch 5 series is powered by the same Exynos W920 processor as last year. Thus, the performance shall remain fairly the same. Furthermore, with 1.5GB memory and 16GB internal storage, the RAM and storage configuration has not been altered too.
On the software side of things, Samsung offers WearOS 3.5-based One UI 4.5 with new accessibility features and a full-screen keyboard among other improvements. Furthermore, Google Maps can be accessed without the need for a phone.
While the processor remained the same, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series brings upgrades to health tracking with its latest 3-in-1 BioActive sensor. The new watches can also feature an infrared temperature sensor.
It checks all the bells and whistles set by previous Galaxy smartwatches but improves on them with better accurate readings. It can measure and monitor blood oxygen levels, stress levels, heart, blood pressure, and ECG. Samsung claims to have achieved this by increasing the surface area of the sensor-skin contact.
Most of the features need Android 8 or higher and Samsung Health app version 6.22 or higher.
Rest of the specs
Another much-needed upgrade comes in the form of bigger batteries. According to Samsung, the Watch 5 sports a 13% bigger battery compared to the Watch 4. Likewise, the Watch 5 Pro ships with a massive 590mAh battery.
Furthermore, Samsung has upgraded the charging as well. The Galaxy Watch 5 series supports fast charging and with 8 minutes of charging, tracks 8 hours of sleep data.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro Specifications:
|Galaxy Watch 5||Galaxy Watch 5 Pro|
|Dimensions 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
|45mm: 45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm | 46.5g|
|Display||44mm: 1.4″ 450×450|
40mm: 1.2″ 396×396
|45mm: 1.4″ 450×450|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED with AOD support|
|Processor||Exynos W920 (5nm), 2x Cortex-A55 cores (1.18GHz)|
|Connectivity||LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo|
|Software||One UI Watch 4.5 based on Wear OS 3.5|
|Sensors||Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor|
|Band Size||20mm (M/L)|
|Durability Rating||5 ATM + IP68 certified | MIL-STD-810G compliant|
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series Price in Nepal and Availability
As always, only the Bluetooth/WiFi variants of the Watch 5 series are headed to Nepal. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series in Nepal starts at NPR 39,999 for Watch 5 (40mm) and goes as high as NPR 64,999 for Watch 5 Pro (45mm). The smartwatches are available for purchase from Hukut Store.
|Galaxy Watch 5 series||Price in Nepal (Expected)||Availability|
|Watch 5||40mm (BT)||Rs. 39,999||Hukut Store|
|44mm (BT)||Rs. 44,999|
|Watch 5 Pro||45mm (BT)||Rs. 64,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Galaxy Watch 4 series.