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Galaxy Watch5 Pro Initial Impressions

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Rydah
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Hello Samsung Members community 😎

I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on the new Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro. I got to see this new watch on the day it was announced while attending the Unpacked event in NYC just a few weeks ago. Since then, I got my own Galaxy Watch5 Pro and wanted to share my personal views and experience with the device.

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Galaxy Watch5 Pro

To begin, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro and Watch5 are now on sale and will be priced at $449.99 (Pro) and $309.99 (44mm)/$279.99 (40mm) and can be purchased directly from Samsung here: https://howl.me/chRd6LiCWhC

 

Note: Since I have the Watch5 Pro and not the standard 40/44mm model, my personal points will be based off of that.

 

Some key features of the Watch5 Pro:

  • New D Buckle watchband
  • New bigger battery (590mAh) than the Watch4/Watch4 Classic
  • New health sensors
  • New sapphire crystal display
  • New super fast USB-C charger

 

After unboxing the Watch5 Pro, I knew I was in for a treat. Opening the box, I was instantly greeted with the device itself in all of it's glory. The high quality super-tough titanium case and the new sapphire crystal display is straight up gorgeous! Not only that but the Galaxy Watch5 Pro by default comes with the all new D Buckle watch band as well.

 

The D Buckle watch band is great. After adjusting it to your wrist size, putting it on and taking it off is a breeze. It is held together by a very powerful magnet. Not only that, it feels great as well and doesn't leave me with a tight squeeze feeling yet it feels securely put on my wrist. One thing that is a bit difficult is charging but using the provided charger takes care of that.

 

I have to say, my favorite feature is the bigger battery. Previously, I had the Galaxy Watch4 (44mm) and found it to have decent battery life with it's 361mAh lasting me about two days on average. I've had my Galaxy Watch5 Pro for a week and am getting just over 3 days on a single charge. I am super happy with this! And when I need to top off the battery, the new USB-C (finally) super fast charger is there to save the day.

 

Workout detection has taken an improvement and is working great. I am also super stoked and excited to see the new temperature sensor in action however it doesn't appear to be active at the moment.

 

Overall, coming from the Galaxy Watch4, I can honestly say that I am satisfied with the upgrade. I'd recommend it to all, especially those who like to track their Health & Fitness. For me, I love to track my workouts and sleep patterns. My other favorite changes/additions to the Watch5 Pro over the previous generation are the battery life and the new D Buckle watchband. 

 

Have any questions? Feel free to ask away. Do you have a Watch5 Pro/Watch5? I'd like to hear what you think of the device!

 

Take care.


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Rydah
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Couldn't agree anymore, thanks for sharing your views and feedback!

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Foss81
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How big of a pain is charging the watch with that band? I have to search to find a compatible charger with the metal bands I go for. Because I'm not really able to lay the watch flat
mlblack16
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You'll find the exact same issue with the D Buckle sport band. It's absolutely ridiculous. @Samsung gave away a charging pad that won't work if you want to use the band advertised in all the pics for the GW5 Pro.
Foss81
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I don't know why they don't make an elevated charging stand 😒
mlblack16
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I'd be happy even if they just went back to providing the little magnetic charging cradle. My Gear S2 came with one because it too had a band that wouldn't flex enough to allow the watch to lay flat. Spigen makes a similar product except you pop the little socket charger into the cradle. Guess I'll be spending more money to do what Samsung should have done all along.
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I don't think itd be that hard to make one, I haven't tried but I don't have a GW5 Pro yet
Caplanjr
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I have the old elevated charger and it takes a lot of room to pack for a trip. This new one is ultra slim
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Rydah
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That is the biggest drawback in my opinion however with the included puck being magnetic, doesn't bother me too much. I put the watch on its side and walk walk away for a bit. It'd be nice if Samsung had a charger similar to the old one from the Galaxy Gear S3 watch days.

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I have a side stand for my GW4, maybe they will do one for the GW5, its just a stand and your puck goes inside it
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This, they should be doing one for GW5Screenshot_20220827_215318_Amazon Shopping.jpg