Do a bit of a workout with the galaxy watch 5 pro and some of those new sports modes that it has and most importantly, perhaps somewhat superficially – lets talk about how it feels on the wrist. And do we really miss that physical rotating bezel well were going to find out now stay tuned for the full review, which will be coming really soon? Obviously, with two days use, i cant do a full, deep dive for you, because theres a lot more data analysis and things like that to get into so make sure to subscribe. If youre not already. Until then, this is my first 48 hours with the galaxy watch. 5 and watch 5 pro okay lets start things off with the regular galaxy watch 5. First. This is the 40 millimeter edition, so its the smaller of the two sizes available. I do have a fairly small wrist and it does sit quite snugly against the back of my wrist, like you can see here, theres no gaps or anything like that, and i do think that that redesigned back panel, that is on the watch 5 series does go A long way to help keep it more snug on my wrist compared to say the galaxy watch 4 classic that ive also been wearing in the same size, which just doesnt sit as securely against the wrist. All right lets. Look at some of the watch faces because i dont know about you, but i like a couple new watch faces just quickly.
There are a few new ones that i found on the watch 5 so far, including garden, which is this one here, and then we have gradient number. This one kind of looks a little bit similar to that big blob. One that you might remember from the watch for big blob is not the technical, correct name, but im going with it. The big change is that you can add complications to the side of this. One now we have to talk about the lack of physical bezel, which im not gon na lie im still kind of sad about, but the touch bezel, i feel, has potentially improved a little bit over when ive last used it on the non classic galaxy watch. 4 series, but if i go slow enough, i do feel like it gives me a similar experience to the physical rotating bezel, but yeah i still miss it. The rest of the interface looks pretty much exactly the same as it did on the watch 4, especially if you have the latest one ui update, so no big changes there. The sensors havent really changed too much either the blood oxygen sensor is still there. You get the heart rate sensor with high and low heart rate alerts, the ecg or electrocardiogram app, as well as the bio impedance sensor. To give you an analysis of body composition, the one sensor that i cant show you yet is the skin temperature sensor on the galaxy watch 5 series, because its not active yet at the time of recording, but hopefully soon.
But i can show you this sensor on the back thats the infrared sensor, its taking skin temperature and probably more often than not its going to be used during sleep. The watch 5 also will have some improvements to sleep, tracking ive been wearing it to sleep and, as you can see, even though ive got some good time of sleep, the actual quality, probably wasnt so great 67 as a sleep score, is pretty low thats because i Was awake, you know probably thinking about what i was gon na say in this video anyway, you get your sleep stages all listed here, which is not anything really new if youve seen a lot of other wearables that do the sleep stages and, more importantly, if you Wear this for seven nights in a row, youll get a sleep animal that represents how you sleep and a sleep pattern. Then its also going to give you a guide on how to improve your sleep over five weeks. Obviously, havent had it for seven day nights yet but stay tuned. I will let you know how useful that sleep guide actually is being aware, os watch, of course, google apps yay and the google assistant. More importantly, now just be aware, it does come with your old mate bixby as the default. I went in straight away and changed it. Other google apps include the ability to have youtube music and google maps here, as you can see too, which is nice and some quick battery impressions.
So far over the past 48 hours, the smaller 40 millimeter version seems to be on track to give me around 24 hours of total battery life from a single charge. Maybe i can eke out a little bit more from it, because i did a really long one and a half to two hour workout yesterday, which you will see shortly with the galaxy watch five pro. But it was probably a little longer than kind of like a normal day, so that might have impacted battery life. More testing needs to be done, stay tuned and ill. Let you know oh, and that was with the always on display off so im sure, with always on it might drop a little further. All right galaxy watch five pro time this one obviously much larger than the galaxy watch, five that ive been wearing. This is 45 millimeters, its only one size, and even though i have a really small wrist or i wouldnt say really small, but it is, you know a fairly small wrist. I do feel like it does sit fairly securely on my wrist. Definitely thicker than the watch. 5, regular version, but thats because its got a bigger battery and a more durable construction as well. The watch strap also works in a different way to the watch. Five. It has a magnetic clasp. This is the pro analog watch face. Yes, you can also get this on the regular galaxy watch. Five, so dont be too alarmed if you really like it, but you think this is gon na, be too big for you.
It actually also has this option where you can change it to actually have the compass which is kind of nice – the touch bezel on this one i feel actually works better, not just because its you know functionally better or anything like that, but really because you have That raised lip of the actual physical bezel on the watch to stop your finger from kind of rocking and rolling outside of the boundary, which really helps me at least the sensors overall functionality and the interface pretty much the same as the regular galaxy watch 5. But there is something new in terms of the software roll tape. The watch 5 pro has a couple of extra sports features that the regular watch 5 does not have including track back. This is the first day of wearing the watch 5 pro. I am on a hike with my dog in the middle of golden gate park in san francisco, so im going to test it out and see if it can navigate me back to my starting point, its really easy to activate you just go into the settings. While you are currently doing any particular workout and then find the track back feature and it should navigate you back to your start point so lets see if you can get me back home Music, so the green line is showing the route on the way back and The blue line is the route on the way in just kind of neat, make sure im actually going the right way.
No, i think i should just rely on my dog rather than the watch, because she seems to know the way to get out, but the watch is telling me. I need to turn pretty soon anyway, and this is exactly the route that i came back in on. Ah made it out to at least the traffic lights, which is a good sign. Oh, this is good. It says my next turns coming up, so it buzzed and gave me a little notification. I just pulled out the phone too late to capture it, but you get the idea Music and were back. They worked one other sports feature that is new. Is the ability to import route information from a gpx file and then get things like turn by turn: navigation. Itll ask me to pull up my phone and then bring up this page that says about routes and then import a gpx file heres one i prepared earlier that was a nice long bike ride and make sure that its chosen as cycling or hiking – okay, there. It is on the watch itself and now we can just start the route and its going to give me turn by turn navigation and show me the map, as we go again like the watch. Five still lots of battery testing to do on this one, but to give you an idea of battery drain that walk and the hike that you just saw that took one and a half hours the battery dropped about 15.
So the claim is to have 20 hours of gps usage, so well, see well see if we can get there. I dont know if im up for a 20 hour hike, but let me know ill see what i can do. Those are some early first impressions of the new galaxy watch 5 series.QK6ZEoeNnsQ