Samsung has just unveiled its new batch of smartwatches. The Korean company has unveiled, in addition to the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, two high-end smartwatches that come with improvements in sensors and the Exynos W920 (which we know from the previous generation).

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 will be available in two versions, one of 40 and one of 44 millimeters, as well as in various colors. The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro, meanwhile, will only be available in a single version of 45 millimeters and in black and gray. And yes, it is confirmed that this generation does not have the rotating crown so characteristic of Samsung watches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro Datasheet

Samsung Galaxy Watch5Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Dimensions and Weight40 mm: 39.3 x 40.4 x 9.8 mm; 28.7 grams
44 mm: 43.3 x 44.4 x 9.8 mm; 33.5 grams
45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm; 46.5 grams
Screen40 mm: 1.2-inch AMOLED
Resolution 396 x 396 pixels
Always On Display
Sapphire crystal

44 mm:1.4-inch AMOLED
Resolution 450 x 450 pixels
Always On Display
Sapphire crystal
1.4-inch AMOLED
Resolution 450 x 450 pixels
Always On Display
Sapphire crystal
ProcessorExynos W920
Dual-Core @ 1.18 GHz
Exynos W920
Dual-Core @ 1.18 GHz
RAM1.5 GB1.5 GB
Internal Storage16 GB16 GB
Battery40 mm: 284 mAh
10W fast charge
44 mm: 410 mAhFast charge
590 mAh
Fast charge
Operating SystemWearOS 3.5 on OneUI Watch4.5WearOS 3.5 on OneUI Watch4.5
CompatibilityAndroid 8.0 or higher
1.5 GB of RAM or higher
Android 8.0 or higher
1.5 GB of RAM or higher
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2
WiFi 2,4+5 GHz
NFC
LTE (optional)
Bluetooth 5.2
WiFi 2,4+5 GHz
NFC
LTE (optional)
GeoPositioningIntegrated GPS chip
GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
Integrated GPS chip
GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
SensorsSamsung BioActive: heart rate
cardiac electrical signal
electrical bioimpedance
body temperature sensor
accelerometer
Barometer
Gyroscope
Magnetic sensor
Light sensor
Samsung BioActive: heart rate
cardiac electrical signal
electrical bioimpedance
body temperature sensor
accelerometer
Barometer
Gyroscope
Magnetic sensor
Light sensor
Resistance5 ATM
IP68
MIL-STD-810H
5 ATM
IP68
MIL-STD-810H
OthersSleep analysis
SpO2 measurement
Electrocardiogram
blood pressure measurement
Sleep analysis
SpO2 measurement
Electrocardiogram
blood pressure measurement
GPX feature
Turn-by-turn directions
TrackBack
Price40 mm (BT): $299.90
40 mm (LTE): $349.90
44 mm (BT): $329.90
44 mm (LTE): $379.90
45 mm (BT): $469.90
45 mm (LTE): $519.90

More battery, better sensors, but no rotating crown

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

We start with the Samsung Galaxy Watch5. This model is available with a 40-millimeter case or in a larger 44-millimeter size. The 40-millimeter has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 396 x 396 pixels resolution, while the 44-millimeter features a 1.4-inch AMOLED panel with 450 x 450 pixels. Both are protected by a sapphire crystal.

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On the sides of both watches, we find the buttons/sensors, microphone, and speaker, as it is possible to make and receive calls from the smartwatch itself. The thickness is the same, 9.8 millimeters, but the weight is higher in the 44-millimeter model (28.7 and 33.5 grams, respectively). The rotating crown, which in previous generations was used to scroll through the menus, is not present, although the frame around the screen is tactile and functions as the crown.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

At the bottom, we have Samsung’s bioactive sensor, larger and capable of measuring heart rate, making electrocardiograms, measuring blood pressure, measuring the level of oxygen in the blood, and making a bioelectrical impedance analysis. What is it for? To measure body composition (body fat, BMI, muscle and skeletal mass, fat mass, basal metabolism). This is not new, as this function was already in the Watch4. An infrared sensor is also added to measure body temperature.

There are new features in sleep analysis, such as a new interface, a training program, an analysis of sleep habits, and a system that, through the cell phone and SmartThings (and assuming that everything is synchronized with the Samsung ecosystem), allows you to control the lights at home to create optimal environments for sleep.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

The operating system is WearOS 3.5 with OneUI Watch, as it could not be otherwise, which allows apps to be downloaded from Google Play, use Google Maps, etc. The processor is the Exynos W920, also from the previous generation, but is now accompanied by a larger capacity battery (284 and 410 mAh, depending on the version) and fast charging (from 0% to 45% in 30 minutes).

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Both watches include a GPS chip, support for NFC and you have LTE variants, so you can activate an eSIM to make and receive calls without relying on the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro, designed for athletes

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

In addition to the Galaxy Watch5, Samsung has also taken the opportunity to present a Pro version. This device is virtually identical to the standard models in terms of functions but has some exclusive features designed for athletes.

On the one hand, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is made of titanium, is slightly thicker (10.5 millimeters), and weighs 46.5 grams, an important difference compared to the other models. The screen has the same technology and diagonal as the 45-millimeter Galaxy Watch5, i.e. 1.36-inch AMOLED with 450 x 450 pixels, but the battery has even more capacity: 590 mAh.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The strap is also different, as instead of having a standard buckle, it has a D-Buckle clasp that is easier to open and close and allows you to adjust the strap length without the need for holes.

In terms of sport-specific features, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro allows you to import route files (.GPX) to the watch so you can track them directly from the watch. They also support turn-by-turn navigation via voice and vibration and Track Back, to retrace our steps thanks to the integrated GPS route log.

Pricing and Availability of the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The 40-millimeter Samsung Galaxy Watch5 will be available in graphite, rose gold, and silver. The 45-millimeter version will be available in graphite, sapphire blue, and silver. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro, meanwhile, will be available in black and gray. Prices are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 40 mm (Bluetooth): $299.90;
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 40 mm (LTE): $349.90;
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 44 mm (Bluetooth): $329.90;
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 44 mm (LTE): $379.90;
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45 mm (Bluetooth): $469.90;
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45 mm (LTE): $519.90.