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Galaxy Watch5 series Initial Impressions

(Topic created: 09-27-2022 11:38 AM)
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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.

 

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
Samsung Care Ambassador

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TheRev
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Thanks.

Can you suggest how/where I might look for watch faces for my Watch 5?
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notforhire
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in the Wearable app under Watch Faces
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TheRev
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Yeah, but not anything I really like. Thanks. Happy wearing. 😉
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notforhire
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at the bottom of the face page you can go to the faces in the Play Store. you're not limited to the app.
TheRev
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So, I brought my new phone home yesterday and charged it to 100% at 830p. Got to know it today, set it up, tweaked some things for saving battery... just put it on the charger at 645p today, with 25%.

I hope it will get better as it learns my behavior and settles in. 😉
TheRev
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Update: My Galaxy Watch 5 charged from 25% to 100% in 50 minutes. I think that's good. 🤔
uservG9bR1bEFQ
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For about $10 on Amazon you can buy a silicone stand that holds the watch charging puck upright.
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Tel864
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I know of at least 4 people that had the magnet separate from the D buckle band causing their watches to fall off.
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OfficialKeithInTx
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It would have been cool to see the Watch 5 Pro Golf edition with LTE. 

 

 
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oh82
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Thanks gir the guidance,,
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