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

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The new Galaxy Watch5 series brings insightful sleep tracking, personalized design options and enhanced durability to help shape everyday health and wellness habits


Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro –shaping health and wellness habits with intuitive insights, advanced features, and capabilities that are even more powerful. The Galaxy Watch5 enhances the features that consumers rely on every day, while the Galaxy Watch5 Pro – the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch line-up – 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.


“We’re dedicated to giving our Galaxy Watch community the tools, data and resources needed to not only understand their overall health and wellness better, but to coach them on their journey,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “With Samsung’s ground-breaking BioActive Sensor, we’re empowering users with our most complete picture of health-related insights yet.”


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 rate, blood oxygen level (available in SA from October 2022), and even stress levels[1]. In addition, users can get a deeper understanding of their heart health by monitoring blood pressure[2] and ECG[3] – right from their wrist[4].


With an increased surface area and more direct contact with your wrist, Galaxy Watch5 tracks health metrics now with even greater accuracy than Galaxy Watch4. 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.


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[5] 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[6], and customised recommendations on water consumption based on sweat loss[7].


A good night’s rest is important in wellness, and that’s why we’re helping users have a better night’s sleep[8]. Understand sleep patterns through Sleep Scores that monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection[9] and blood oxygen levels. Achieve improved sleep habits with advanced Sleep Coaching[10] that gives a tailored month-long guided program. Through SmartThings integration, Galaxy Watch5 automatically sets connected lights, AC units, and TVs to predetermined settings that make for an ideal sleep environment[11]. Users can sleep safe and sound knowing that the enhanced fall detection ensures an emergency contact is notified if you or your loved one stumbles at home or falls out of bed[12].


No need to worry that your watch may run out of power or get damaged in rough terrain; Galaxy Watch5 comes with 13% larger battery[13] and provides eight hours of sleep tracking with just eight minutes of charging, which is 30% faster than Galaxy Watch4. An extra layer of durability protects the Galaxy Watch5. This year, we have included our first smartwatch display featuring a Sapphire Crystal display, which offers a 60% harder outer layer[14], so your watch remains reliable in day-to-day use. Cue up your favourite song on Spotify with just your voice using Google Assistant. And coming soon, find your way using Google Maps from your wrist[15] without a smartphone connection[16]. Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer[17]. 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 better resists any wear and tear and a durable titanium casing that protects the display with a protruded bezel design. Galaxy Watch5 Pro also comes with an all-new D-Buckle Sport Band[1] 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 keeping up with you while you conquer 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[2]. 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[3].


Pricing and Availability[4]


The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be available in selected channels starting 24 August 2022.

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. 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. As part of a special launch offer, when you buy the Galaxy Watch5 Pro, between 22 August and 6 November, you can get the amazing Galaxy Buds2 as a complimentary gift, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.

These incredible new watches are available at the following recommended retail prices21.


  • The Galaxy Watch5 – 40mm from R5 999
  • The Galaxy Watch5 – 44mm from R6 499
  • The Galaxy Watch5 Pro – 45mm from R11 999


Launch offer with Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4

For those who choose to buy the newly-released Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, you can get a special pre-order offer on the Galaxy Watch5. Customers who pre-order either Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 from 11 August to 31 August will get the newly launched Galaxy Watch5 for only R29 pm. With the Samsung trade-in program customers who trade-in their old devices can receive R10 000 cashback or R400 off their contracts and 1-year free Samsung Care Plus screen protection valued at R1 999.


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Galaxy Watch5 & Galaxy Watch5 Pro Product Specifications[5] [6]

  Galaxy Watch5 Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Material & Color Armor Aluminum case with Sport Band– 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver

– 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver

Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band– Black Titanium, Gray Titanium
& Weight27
– 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 Color Always On Display

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

Sapphire Crystal– 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
Processor Exynos W920 Dual-Core 1.18GHz
Memory 1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
Battery (typical)28 – 44mm: 410mAh– 40mm: 284mAh 590mAh
Charging Faster Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 3.5)29
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,30 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 RAM31



1 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. Availability of these features may vary by market or device. Requires Galaxy smartphone with Android 8.0 or later, 1.5GB RAM or more and the latest version of the Samsung Health app (version 6.22 or later).

2 The Blood Pressure feature is only available in select markets. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or check for signs of a heart attack. This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over. It is not meant to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.

3 The ECG feature is only available in select markets. The ECG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under 22 years old. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.

4 Due to market restrictions in obtaining approval/registration as a medical device, Blood pressure and ECG only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the markets where service is currently available (however, service may be restricted when users travel to non-service countries). Check out for more information and latest update on service markets.

5 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of any medical condition or disease. Any health-related information accessed through the device and/or application should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician. Do not measure your body composition if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices. Do not measure your body composition if you are pregnant. Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old.

6 To measure, select your exercise before you start to workout.

7 To measure, select ‘Running’ on your watch and run at least 5km/h for at least 2.5km. Only for use with outdoor running.

8 Sleep features are intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or sleep disorder. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.

9 To record your snoring, wear your watch while you sleep and place your phone on a stable surface near your head, such as a nightstand, with the bottom of the phone pointed toward you.

10 For sleep pattern results, user must wear watch while they sleep for at least 7 nights and complete a survey.

11 Requires the latest versions of Samsung Clock mobile app (v. or higher), Samsung SmartThings mobile app (v. or higher) and SmartThings Framework mobile app (v1.4.1 or higher). Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings.

12 To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to the satellite signal, such as buildings.

13 Compared to Galaxy Watch4.

14 When compared to Galaxy Watch4. Based on Vickers hardness measured with constant load of 200gf.

15 A network connection is required.

16 App availability may vary by market, operator or device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.

17 App availability may vary by market, operator or device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.

18 Do not store your device and the band near magnetic fields. Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields.

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

20 This feature must be enabled for hiking or cycling under Samsung Health settings.

21 Availability may vary by market or carrier. Supported models, colors, sizes and straps may vary depending on market or carrier.

22 Available on in selected markets. The number of combinations available may vary depending on the market.

23 Select interchangeable watch straps sold separately.

24 Availability may vary depending on market, model and the paired smartphone.

25 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.

26 Measured without health sensors.

27 Measured without strap.

28 Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

29 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 and markets with compatibility subject to change.

30 LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.

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

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