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

New Galaxy Watch5 series is packed with insightful sleep tracking, personalised design, plus, enhanced durability that shape everyday health and wellness habits.

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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,” He added.

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 level. In addition, users can get a deeper understanding of their heart health by monitoring blood pressure and ECG – right from their wrist. 

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 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, and customised recommendations on water consumption based on sweat loss.

A good night’s rest is important in wellness, and that’s why we’re helping users have a better night’s sleep. Understand sleep patterns through Sleep Scores that monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection and blood oxygen levels. Achieve improved sleep habits with advanced Sleep Coaching 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. 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. 

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 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, 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 without a smartphone connection. Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer. 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 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. 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. 

Pricing and Availability 

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro are available for pre-order in select markets starting on August 10, with retail availability starting 1 September 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. Samsung has an incredible bundle offer: If you pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 between 11 August to 31 August 2022, you can trade-up your older device and get the Galaxy Watch 5 for R29pm and receive R499 off your contract at participating outlets. You then save up to R10 000 cashback on your trade-in and also receive 1-year also free screen protection valued at R1 999. 

All of the above offers are subject to stock availability and the offer is valid until 31 August 2022. Terms & Conditions apply. Samsung Care+, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs and more must be activated within 30 days of purchase. 

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, with a 45mm display. 

To learn more about the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro please visit: 
Galaxy Watch5: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch5
Galaxy Watch5 Pro: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch5-pro

Galaxy Watch5 & Galaxy Watch5 Pro Product Specifications  
 Galaxy Watch5 Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Material & Colour Armour Aluminium case with Sport Band
- 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Sliver 
- 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver  Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band
- Black Titanium, Grey Titanium
Dimensions 
& Weight - 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) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
- 40mm: 1.2" (30.4mm) 396x396 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display Sapphire Crystal 
- 1.4" (34.6mm) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Colour Always On Display
Processor Exynos W920 Dual-Core 1.18GHz
Memory 1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
Battery (typical) - 44mm: 410mAh
- 40mm: 284mAh 590mAh
Charging Faster Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 3.5)
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, 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 RAM

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