Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series official: Bigger Battery, Richer OS

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series - Specs, Features, Availability, Price in Nepal
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On August 10, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 Series at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are part of the series bringing exciting upgrades to the table. Here, we will be discussing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series with the specs, features, availability, and price in Nepal.

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.

Design, Display

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, 5 Pro - Design, Display

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 the watches are 5ATM water resistant and rated IP68 / MIL-STD-810H.

Performance

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.

Fitness Features

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
Case Material  Aluminum Titanium
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)
RAM  1.5GB
Internal Storage  16GB
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
Battery  44mm: 410mAh
40mm: 284mAh
45mm: 590mAh
Charging  Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Series Price in Nepal

The Galaxy Watch 5 starts at USD 279.99 for the 40mm Bluetooth variant whereas the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro carries a price tag of USD 449.99. We expected these watches to start at around NPR 40,299 and NPR 64,699 respectively.

Both the models are available for pre-order for now and will be available for purchase starting August 25.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series  Official Price  Price in Nepal (Expected) 
Watch 5  40mm BT  USD 279.99 NPR 40,299
40mm LTE  USD 329.99 NPR 47,299
44mm BT  USD 309.99 NPR 44,499
44mm LTE  USD 359.99 NPR 51,499
Watch 5 Pro  45mm BT  USD 449.99 NPR 64,699
45mm LTE USD 499.99 NPR 71,699
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Galaxy Watch 4 series.