The Galaxy Watch 5 series will be launched in two weeks, and it is known as one of the most anticipated smartwatches to release this year, after the series 4 last year. Two models will be released this August 26, the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which feature longer battery life, improved durability, and skin temperature sensors.
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 7: The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is shown during a launch event at Barclays Center on August 7, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Improved specs over last year
With a 361mAh battery from last year, the Watch Series 5 offers much improved battery life with 410mAh for the Watch 5 and 590mAh for the Pro model. Another feature users should pay attention to is skin temperature, which is new to the Galaxy Watch. This will be added to Samsung’s health metrics to give users further options so they can achieve changes in their well-being.
This new series also features a new and improved design with its various color options including graphite, sapphire, rose gold, and silver. Due to the Pro model’s larger battery, it’s much thicker, bigger, and heavier than the Watch 5. The Pro model also highlights its titanium case (with a black or gray option) and stainless steel buckle. D.
Samsung also promised that this one will be more durable as it will be 60% harder than the previous ones due to its sapphire crystal quality (Aluminum for the Galaxy 5, Titanium for the Galaxy 5 Pro). Along with the specs, users have the option of LTE models, 5ATM water resistance, health sensors, and 16GB storage for music and apps.
Compatibility on different smartphones
The Apple Watch Series 8 is currently in the works and will launch in the coming months. If you, as an iPhone user, think the Galaxy Watch 5 Series will be a better alternative while waiting for its Apple Watch release, then you might want to rethink your choices because, according to CNET, the Watch 5 and the Watch 5 Pro will not work with iOS as it only fits Samsung devices and Android 8 or higher models with 1.5GB RAM.
However, older Samsung Watch models can work but with limitations as some apps are only partially supported in iOS such as text messaging, voice assistant, email and app store. TechTimes has provided a detailed tutorial on how to connect your Galaxy Watches to your iPhone.
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Perfect match for Galaxy Watch 5 series
The Galaxy Watch 5 will start at $280 to $330, while $450 to $500 for the Pro model. Pre-ordering for the series begins today, and with that, pre-ordering for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which will also be released on August 26. This phone will be a good match with the Watch 5 series as it will be launched at the same time. This phone features “Nightography” and the FlexCam which is already connected to Instagram. The foldable smartphone costs $999.
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