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Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

by Aiman MaulanaSeptember 2, 2022
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Alongside the new foldables, Samsung also launched the Samsung Galaxy Watch5. We got our hands on the former and we will be reviewing the smartwatch but before that, let us give you a taste of it with our first impressions of this new wearable.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is one of the two new wearables introduced by the Korean giant recently at the latest Galaxy Unpacked event. For our review unit, it came with a 42mm Ridge Sports Band, which is a fluoroelastomer material which looks and feels like rubber but it isn’t, and it can withstand sweat just fine. In case you’re wondering, we found the following items inside the box:

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

  • Quick start guide
  • Terms and conditions booklet
  • Charger
  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 itself

It comes with a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED Display with Sapphire Crystal and Armor Aluminum frame. The resolution remains the same as last year’s Classic model at 450 x 450. It has retained its IP68 resistance rating, so you can easily use it for workouts or bring it to the pool with you if you wish.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 First Impressions

Once again, it’s powered by the Exynos W920 so I’m not expecting much differences with the new model. Memory also remains the same as it’s configured with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. One thing that’s clear is that they have removed the rotating bezel, but we’re gonna have to take a deep dive to know what difference it makes. For a clearer look at its specifications and features, you can check it out in the table right below:

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Specifications

Display 1.4″ 450 x 450 Super AMOLED display with Sapphire Crystal, Always-on display, 321 ppi
Water resistance IP68 (50mm water resistant)
CPU Dual core Samsung Exynos W920 @ 1.18GHz
Memory 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage
  • Samsung Pay
  • MIL-STD-810H compliant
  • ECG certified
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Compatible with standard 20mm straps
  • Armor Aluminum frame
  • Natural language commands and dictation
  • Bluetooth 5.2, LE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band
  • NFC
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Heart rate
Battery 410 mAh, 10W Qi wireless charging
Dimensions 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm, 28.7 g

For now, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is in the middle of our testing phase. I’ll be publishing my review of it as soon as I’m done with it so stay tuned for that.

Want to check out the Galaxy Z Fold4 instead? Check out our review of it by clicking right here.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)