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Galaxy Watch5 series Initial Impressions

(Topic created: 08-25-2022 03:31 PM)
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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.

 

 

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Rydah
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Suchafan
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I am new to the game considering getting a pro watch but I need it primarily for my job when I'm on the go I wanted to be able to check my Gmail email and a private email that's tied to my company can anybody tell me not only can I read the email but check it to see if I have any new ones I can't find anything concrete thank you
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Rydah
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It is technically possible but not perfect. You'd need to sign in to your Gmail account as well as your work email on Outlook as that is the only official app that has an email client for the watch.

Once you sign in to both accounts on Outlook on your phone, you can check emails and read them cia outlook on the watch.

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Rydah
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Suchafan
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Ugh! This should not pull my outlook email too, right?
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Rydah
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I believe you can choose what emails you'd like to pull from. I can't confirm that though as I don't use Outlook anymore.

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adbosch
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What watchface is this? I love it but don't know where to get it.  

 

 
Rydah
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The watch face is Info Brick and is under the Informative category.

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TheRev
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I got mine yesterday. Learning, while it learns about my usage patterns. Tweaked a few things.

So far, I'm liking it. Hoping battery life is decent.

Any comments about your experience?
notforhire
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I'm getting great battery life. I'm surprised that I don't miss the rotating bezel from my Watch 4 Classic. congrats on your purchase. 👍
TheRev
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What do you consider "great" battery life?
notforhire
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I'm getting 50+ hours easy (am majority "notifications" focused)