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Galaxy Watch5 series Initial Impressions

(Topic created: 08-27-2022 07:24 PM)
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.

 

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.

 

 

Best regards,
Rydah
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Foss81
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I ordered some on Amazon this morning simular to this that you can just add the puck charger to
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ChaosSaber
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Could I get the link, I'll need one when I get the GW5
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Foss81
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Yes sir not a problem
elago GWT2 Stand Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Charger Stand (40, 44mm) / Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Charger Stand (45mm) 2022 - [Black] [Charging Cable Not Included] https://a.co/d/bqD40Kw
ChaosSaber
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Thank you
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XRayAdams
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I bought this silicone stand recently. Works very well with D-Buckle


Amazon.com: elago GWT2 Stand Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Charger Stand (40, 44mm) / Galax...

 

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DickBee
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With the watch on its side, the charger in the box works just fine. Sammy has shown an elevated charger stand, but I think it is a pre-production model - but since the watch charges just fine on its side, I wouldn't buy it.

BTW, 100% charge at midnight, overnight sleep wear, and 90 minutes of GPS exercise mode in the morning uses 15% battery - compared to 35% on the Watch 4.
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usermfuZP3A20h
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a big pain in the rear charging that watch

 

 
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shojivic
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Battery life is the biggest plus in my opinion! EVERYTHING else is possible simply because the watch can be used with less charging interruption. The extra added capability in the Health app etc are less important to me. My needs are a watch first, then an extension of my excellent Fold 4 for notifications at a glance without removing my flagship phone from my protected pocket/case...

Very happy with this 1-2 combo.. Going to have to accept in a Samsung fanboy. Ha!
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Rydah
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Couldn't agree anymore, thanks for sharing your views and feedback!

Best regards,
Rydah
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Rob_7904
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What's the name of that watch face?