Ive had them on my spindly wii wrists and the first impressions are theyre a bit good. Youve got two flavors to choose from here. The regular galaxy watch 5, which also happens to come in two different sizes, or you can upgrade to the galaxy watch 5 pro with its bigger battery and more durable design. Perfect, i guess for anyone whos into all that outdoor shenanigans, rather than box, setting an entire season of love island while feasting on a bucket of delivery, chicken nuggets theres a big difference when it comes to prices, though, because the galaxy watch 5 starts from 269 quid For the 40 mil version or 289 quid for the bigger 44 mil effort, while the pro model is a proper savings, drainer kicking off at 429 quid either way a sizeable cost bump over the previous small watch gen and you can add, on a further 50 quid. If you want lte, the question is: should you settle for the regular galaxy watch five, or should you hoi even more of your hard earned cash at samsung for that pro model and, of course, will the battery life be not as cack this time around? Well, i cant actually fully answer these questions until ive had them slapped on my pill. Spin, the wrist for at least a couple of weeks and fully reviewed the buggers, but for now heres an in depth tour and how they stack up against one another, just to wet your appetite and for more the latest great tech.
Please do poke subscribe, ending that notifications bell cheers. So, as i just banged on about the regular watch comes in at 40 and 44 mil sizes with almost identical specs for each, so you can choose whichever best suits your personal wrist. Girth. Both sizes are about the same level of chunky, which is to say, theyre, not actually too chunky at all, ive only worn them for a short time, but they do feel really good on your arm, nice and light and pretty comfortable. Meanwhile, the galaxy watch 5 pro edition comes in just one size. This here, mighty 45 mil model, definitely one for those with big beefy arms and the galaxy watch 5 pro is noticeably heavier than the regular galaxy watch 5 to the point where raising your arm. Just to check the time actually kind of feels like a proper workout at least im going to count it. Apparently, the regular watch 5 is now precisely 60 tougher than the previous generation courtesy of its sapphire crystal screen. However, the pro model is even more of a double heart: bastard rocking a proper titanium frame rather than stainless steel, and here you also have an enhanced sapphire crystal screen. That is apparently 90 percent – tougher, not just some pissy 60 effort and thats actually sunken below the bezels for extra protection and both the regular galaxy watch 5 and that pro model as well are fully water resistant. So you can take them when youre going for a bit of a swim, they can do the full swim tracking.
All that good stuff and youve also got a dedicated swim mode, which will just freeze the screen and make sure the watch doesnt go crazy in the water. As for your color options. Well, the regular galaxy watch 5 comes in a choice of silver or graphite plus the 40mm model also has a pink gold option and the 44mm version can be grabbed in a lovely sapphire finish if you want the pro model. Well, that comes in a smaller, less jolly selection of colors, basically black or grey. However, only the pro model also offers the option of samsungs snazzy new magnetic debuckles sports band, which is a one size, fits all effort, super easy to adjust and just snaps on and off, in an instant. Otherwise, all of the models here support a range of sports bands and link bracelets with a wide range of designs available direct from samsung. Now one of my favorite features of samsung small watches is the rotating bezel, which made a welcome return for last years. Samsung galaxy watch 4 classic edition. Sadly, its been completely scrapped for this series. None of these watches have the rotating bezel action, so its just swiping and poking that touch screen. Thankfully, though, the touchscreen is super. Responsive youve got a gorgeous super amoled display here on. All of these models and its as bright, sharp and poppy, as always with wide viewing angles and a good bit of automatic brightness, no real surprises.
As far as the ui is concerned, here on the galaxy watch 5 series its once again, where os a collaboration between samsung and google now – and this looks identical to the version that debuted on last years – galaxy watch 4.. Once again, you can swipe through a wide variety of widgets. You can quickly check your notifications, access all of your apps youve got downloaded onto your watch. Yada yada yada, however. Samsung does now serve up. Even more watch face options than ever before, with it completely brand new jobbies chucked on here, theres, nothing revolutionary for sure, but its good to have the extra choice, and there is now a total of 33 pre installed faces. Youve got a great variety of digital and analog options. Youve got plenty of animated efforts as well like this fresh new animal shenanigans and the usual bitmoji bollocks. If thats a bit of a boat floater for you and many of these faces, can be completely customized right down to the fonts and the complications that appear on them. As with the previous generation, you can once again expect samsungs very own apps and services to be offered as default options here on the galaxy watch 5 series, including samsung pay, which can once again be fast accessed by holding down that bottom button and, of course, wall. Great made bixby and yes, all three variants of the galaxy watch 5 – do have a built in speaker and mic, so you can converse with the assistant as merely as you like, and also take calls.
If thats your bag, youve got full google play support, you can download, more apps watch faces, etc, etc. You can access the internet by tethering with your phone, otherwise youve also got wi fi on all of these models and youve also got the option on all three ive had an lte support via esim. So if youre proper minted, you can afford an extra mobile contract and you want to stay connected even when youre well away from your smartphone. Well, thats, always an option and all three watches also offer built in bluetooth. So you can get connected to some headphones and stream some music. Now, a more advanced version of samsungs bioactive sensor is packed into the galaxy watch 5 series, helping them to spaff out real time info on your heart rate, your blood oxygen levels, your blood pressure, all the usual jazz theres, also a good bit of bioelectrical impedance analysis Sensor, action on here, so body composition can be performed. Just stick your fingers on those buttons and youll get an estimate of your body fat percentage, your skeletal muscle, all this other stuff here, the galaxy watch. Five can also tell you how sweaty you get during exercise. Yum and also how long it takes for your heart to recover when youve done anything strenuous the fitness features are mostly the same on all of these watches, but the pro does get a couple of exclusive features. You wont find on the regular galaxy watch 5, including a good bit of track back.
This is a feature that huawei has had on its small watches for a while, now quite handy if youre, hiking or cycling in an area, you do not know basically just tracks. Your location using gps and then at any point you can say, oh bug, ram loss, get me back to where i started and itll give you specific instructions on how to get back. To that beginning point. The pro can also give you turn by turn: navigation and the ability to load in pre set routes for your cycling or your hiking sessions and samsungs also overhauled an off neglected feature of many small watches, namely the sleep tracking. So apparently the ui will be much easier to understand at a glance. You can quickly check the quality of your previous nights, sleep, how your sbo2 levels fed, whether you are actually snoring or not, and the samsung galaxy watch 5 can also study your sleep habits over time and then it will assign you an animal to see just what Kind of sleeper you are, and then, depending on your animal type, youll be assigned a specific program to follow to improve the quality of your sleep, including a checklist of various tasks, all kinds of little tips and tricks, and the galaxy watch 5 and the watch 5. Pro will also tie directly into samsungs smart things, so basically, for instance, you can have the watch tell your smart lights when youve fallen asleep and get them to dim down or switch off.
If you know you cant be bothered to just flick a switch yourself. I got ta say, though, the battery life on the galaxy watch 4 was, to put it politely, total trouser. So hopefully, things have improved for these fresh new wrist rockets, although they are still powered by exynos chipsets, so dont get too carried away. The regular galaxy watch 5 both sizes now sport, a bigger battery compared with the older gen 4 up from 247 milliamp hours to 284., and this also charges faster using the new type c usb dock. So youll get a 45 charge in just 30 minutes compared with around a 30 charge in the previous gen. However, if you want the best battery life going, then the galaxy watch 5 pro could be the one to go for youve got a meaty 590 milliamp hour battery, stuffed into that sizeable frame, thats over twice the size of the one in the regular model. So no wonder its so effing heavy then, but unfortunately, because its got a bigger battery. That does mean that the charging is slower as well. So just 30 minutes in the dock will give you just 35 charge versus 45 on the regular galaxy watch 5. and that right there is a run through of the galaxy watch 5 the galaxy watch 5 pro and how they stack up against one another. So hopefully, bringing you a full review soon, but what do you reckon in the meantime? Are you tempted by the fresh new galaxy watch 5 series, which one do you reckon you might go for personally? I love that 40 mil version nice and compact and dinky and still packs pretty much all the features that you would find in the pro.
Hopefully, the battery life wont suck but well see in the meantime. Definitely please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Please do poke subscribe and ding that notifications bell for more on the latest and greatest deck and have yourselves a bloody, lovely rest of the week.d05Pu3Pqk-0