Samsung Leads Holistic Health Innovation with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro

on August 10, 2022
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The new Galaxy Watch5 series brings insightful sleep tracking, personalised design options, and enhanced durability to help shape everyday health and wellness habits

LONDON, UK – August 10, 2022 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro – shaping health and wellness habits with intuitive insights, advanced features, and even more powerful capabilities. The Galaxy Watch5 enhances the features that consumers rely on every day, while the Galaxy Watch5 Pro – the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch lineup – is Samsung’s most durable and feature-packed watch yet. These new devices are a commitment to users that their goals and milestones can be met, and Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are there to help.

 

“As a result of new habits, routines and interests formed over the last few years, we’ve seen a growing desire in people to better understand their physical and mental wellbeing,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro devices are not only our most durable and feature-packed watches yet; they are designed to take our customers’ wellness journeys to new heights”.

 

Cutting-edge Sensor Technology to Better Understand You

With a growing desire to better understand and act on individual health goals, Samsung has set out to provide in-depth monitoring and practical data offering users the information they need to help them along their health and wellness journey. Galaxy Watch5 is equipped with Samsung’s unique BioActive Sensor that drives the next era of digital health monitoring.

 

First introduced on the Galaxy Watch4 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 rates, blood oxygen levels[1], and even stress levels[2]. In addition, users can get a deeper understanding of their heart health by monitoring blood pressure and ECG[3], anytime, from anywhere.

 

With an increased surface area and more direct contact with your wrist, Galaxy Watch5 tracks health metrics now with even greater accuracy. Plus, its powerful 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor works in combination with the other sensors of Galaxy Watch5 series 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. This opens new possibilities for developers to expand their health and wellness options and for users to take advantage of all-new experiences.

 

Holistic Health Insights to Enhance Everyone’s Wellness Journey

 

 

Designed for everyday wins, Galaxy Watch5 offers a comprehensive end-to-end experience that goes beyond fitness activities and into the post-workout, rest, and recovery process. The Body Composition measurement tool[4] provides a complete snapshot of the user’s overall health, providing them with a tailored approach to set goals, guide them through personalised workouts, and track progress. And when it’s time to rest, the Galaxy Watch5 series empowers users with recovery data, including post-cardio heart rate after an intense workout.

 

 

Understand sleep patterns through Sleep Scores that monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection[5] and blood oxygen levels[6]. Achieve improved sleep habits with Sleep Coaching that gives a tailored month-long guided programme[7].

 

 

An extra layer of durability protects the Galaxy Watch5. This year, we’ve included our first smartwatch display featuring a Sapphire Crystal display, which offers a 60% harder outer layer[8], so your watch remains reliable in day-to-day use. Cue up your favorite song on Spotify with just your voice using Google Assistant. Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer[9]. Additionally, One UI Watch4.5 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.

 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro, More Features and Greater Durability for the Outdoor Enthusiast 

 

 

Created for those that love the great outdoors, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch portfolio. From hiking to cycling and beyond, Watch5 Pro is ready for the challenge thanks to its premium materials. It features enhanced Sapphire Crystal that’s even harder and a titanium casing that’s five times more durable[10] and protects the display with a protruded bezel design. Galaxy Watch5 Pro also comes with an all-new D-Buckle Sport Band that offers rugged durability with a sleek and clean fit.

 

 

Built strong, and built to last, Galaxy Watch5 Pro has the largest battery in a Galaxy Watch. It’s 60% larger than Galaxy Watch4, which is key to lasting longer while conquering a new route. Take advantage of GPX, that’s available for the first time on a Galaxy Watch. Head out on a hike and record and share it with fellow trail-lovers on the Samsung Health app with Route Workout. You can also download hiking and cycling routes as you practice for your next race or look to mix up your routine. As you hike or cycle, keep your eyes on the path and away from the map with intuitive Turn-by-turn directions[11]. When you’re ready to head home, Galaxy Watch5 Pro will get you there easily with the Track back feature that takes you back the way you came[12].

 

Pricing and Availability[13]

 

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are available for pre-order from 10th August and will be on-sale from 26th August. All products will be available to purchase via www.samsung.com/uk, and select partners.

 

The Galaxy Watch5 offers a modern and minimalist design, and features that help you achieve more every day. It comes with all-new neutral colour 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 Flip4.

 

Galaxy Watch5 RRP:

  • 40mm, £269 (Bluetooth)
  • 40mm, £319 (LTE)
  • 44mm, £289 (Bluetooth)
  • 44mm, £339 (LTE)

 

For adventure seekers looking for durability, performance and style, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is for you. It will be available in Black Titanium and Grey Titanium, with a 45mm display.

 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro RRP:

  • £429 (Bluetooth)
  • £479 (LTE)

Design your own watch by selecting the model, size, case colour and strap for up to 1,032 unique combinations in the Galaxy Watch5 Bespoke Studio on Samsung.com. Now, users can build a watch that’s unique to them. With a greater selection of straps and faces, they can mix and match to express their personal style with the new Sport Band or the Global Goals Band[14].

 

To learn more about the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro please visit:

Galaxy Watch5: www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-watch5

Galaxy Watch5 Pro: www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-watch5-pro

 

Galaxy Watch5 & Galaxy Watch5 Pro Product Specifications[15] [16]

 

  Galaxy Watch5 Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Material & Colour Armor Aluminium case with Sport Band

– 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver

– 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver

Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band

– Black Titanium, Grey Titanium

Dimensions[17]
& Weight[18]
– 44mm: 43.3 x 44.4 x 9.8 mm, 33.5g

– 40mm: 39.3 x 40.4 x 9.8 mm, 28.7g

45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm, 46.5g
Display Sapphire Crystal

– 44mm: 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display

– 40mm: 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display

Sapphire Crystal

– 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display

Processor Exynos W920 Dual-Core 1.18GHz
Memory 1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
Battery – 44mm: 410mAh (typical)

– 40mm: 284mAh (typical)

590mAh (typical)
Charging Faster Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 3.5)[19]
UI One UI Watch4.5
Sensors Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Connectivity LTE[20], Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H
Compatibility Android 8.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAM[21]

 

[1] SpO2 is defined as saturation of percutaneous oxygen. Normal levels in humans are measured at approximately 95-100%. Factors like vigorous exercise, the amount of oxygen in the air, your elevation, and various health conditions can all result in lower readings.

[2] These features are intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or disease.

[3] ECG and BP feature only to be used by 22 years+. For accurate BP readings, monthly calibration required by GP or BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 8.0 or above.

[4] Do not measure your body composition if you are pregnant, have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices.

[5] For best results in detecting and recording snoring, place your smartphone on a stable surface near your head with the bottom of the smartphone pointed to your head

[6] SpO2 is defined as saturation of percutaneous oxygen. Normal levels in humans are measured at approximately 95-100%. Factors like vigorous exercise, the amount of oxygen in the air, your elevation, and various health conditions can all result in lower readings.

[7] Compatible smartphone required

[8] When compared to Galaxy Watch4 display.

[9] App availability may vary by operator or device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.

[10] When compared to Galaxy Watch4 durability.

[11] Provided when GPX format route file is imported for hiking and cycling and route is set as target under Samsung Health settings.

[12] This feature must be enabled for hiking or cycling under Samsung Health settings.

[13] Availability may vary by carrier. Supported models, colours, straps may vary depending on carrier.

[14] Select interchangeable watch straps sold separately.

[15] Availability may vary depending on model and the paired smartphone.

[16] All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

[17] Measured without health sensors.

[18] Measured without strap.

[19] Wear OS Powered by Samsung works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store). Supported features may vary between platforms with compatibility subject to change.

[20] LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.

[21] Device activation is only available after connecting to a smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services. Compatible devices may vary by operator or device brand.

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