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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) (LTE) Full Specifications and Features

$269.99

  • DATE RELEASED: August, 2022
  • DISPLAY: 1.2 inches | 396 x 396px | super AMOLED | Touchscreen
  • BODY: Sapphire glass | Armor aluminum | Silicone | 5ATM
  • MEMORY: 16GB | 1.5GB
  • MEDIA: Loudspeaker | Microphone
  • BATTERY LIFE: 40hrs
  • COMPATIBILITY: Android 6.0+ with RAM 1.5GB
Last updated on February 7, 2023 8:25 am
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The latest smartwatches from Samsung are the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro both of which come with new features over their respective predecessors. The new watches have stronger Sapphire glass, longer battery life and feature a temperature sensor that will enable you to measure your skin temperature. Moreover, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro features a route workout that will allow you to add your GPX file formats directly to the watch so that you can effortlessly manage your routes directly from your wrist. The Watch 5 Pro also features turn-by-turn navigation and TracBack features that help make navigating your route easier.

While the Galaxy Watch 5 succeeds the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro succeeds the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The Galaxy Watch 5 is available in 44mm and 40mm while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is only available in 46mm size. Both watches like their predecessors are available in Bluetooth and LTE models.

The difference between the Bluetooth and LTE models is that the LTE model is equipped with an eSIM that enables cellular connectivity on the watch. This makes it a standalone smartwatch that can make and receive calls independent of a smartphone. The LTE model will also be able to receive and reply to messages without connecting to your phone. Meanwhile, the Bluetooth model can do all these but it must connect to a smartphone.

Design

The Galaxy Watch 5 is a premium smartwatch that is built with some of the most durable materials on the market. It’s no doubt a beauty to behold merely looking at the appearance. It has an armor aluminum case while the display is protected by a Sapphire Glass material. It comes with silicone straps which are interchangeable just in case you don’t like the ones that come with it. You can change the straps with 20mm-wide straps for both the 40mm and 44mm.

It comes in two sizes; 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm size has a dimension of 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm and weighs just 28.7 grams. The 44mm unit has a dimension of 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm weighing 33.5 grams. Going by the dimensions and weights, both sizes of the Galaxy Watch 5 are compact and lightweight. Although the 40mm is a more compact smartwatch than the 44mm unit.

The 40mm is available in three colors: black, pink-gold, and silver colors, while the 44mm is also available in three colors: black, blue, and silver colors.

Display

The 44mm unit has a 1.4 inches display size and a high 450x450px resolution, while the 40mm unit has a 1.2 inches display with 396×396 pixel resolution. So you can be sure to experience a vivid and colorful display. Both displays are powered by the regular Super AMOLED. Accessing the Galaxy Watch 5 is via the touch-sensitive screen and two physical buttons.

Health Tracking

The Galaxy Watch 5 is a fitness-focused smartwatch, and just like the Galaxy Watch 4, it comes with the BioActive Sensor and a handful of other sensors. It features the Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) that enables it to track your body composition, it can measure your muscle mass, body water, BMI, and body fat.

The Galaxy Watch 5 also features Spo2 blood oxygen tracking introduced to Galaxy Watch 3 as well as features ECG tracking and Blood pressure monitoring. These two must be calibrated with the Samsung health monitor before use. An Optical Heart Rate Sensor takes care of blood pressure monitoring while an electrical heart rate sensor takes care of ECG.

The Galaxy Watch 5 will track your steps, calories, distance covered and floors climbed. It will track your sleep in four stages and it will also track your heart rate continuously. There is also stress monitoring and a guided breathing feature that can help you reduce stress.

It comes with an inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking for routes, pace, and other related metrics. There are a whopping 96 sport modes and it auto-detects and tracks a select number of activities. Tracked metrics can be viewed from the Samsung Health app.

Platform

Out of the box, the Galaxy Watch 5 runs on the Wear OS 3.5 platform with the Samsung One UI 4.5 which is also coming to the Galaxy Watch 4. The new platform brings a significant number of new features that improve usability.

Like the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch 5 is powered by the W920 chipset. This chip has a 5nm fabrication process compared to the 10nm of Exynos 9110 which powers older Samsung smartwatches and even the much anticipated Google Pixel watch. The chip promises fast CPU and GPU performance, and it also comes with a Cortex M55 co-processor that will handle always-on display mode.

Media and Music Storage

The Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a 16GB storage capacity that will allow you to take more of your favorite tracks with you. It has support for popular streaming services like Spotify and Youtube Music. It also has a microphone and a loudspeaker that give you more ways to enjoy music on the watch.

Notifications

The Galaxy Watch 5 is also a great companion that can improve your productivity. It will allow you to manage notifications you receive on your phone. You can reply to SMS, calls, and other app notifications with your voice, preset quick replies, or just type in your reply. It’s now easier to reply to messages thanks to a qwerty keyboard introduced with the One UI 4.5.

It also features all the basics like timer, stopwatch, find my phone, World clock, and weather update.

The Galaxy Watch 5 is equipped with an NFC chip that enables Samsung Pay which will allow you to make payments directly from the watch. It has support for Google Pay.

Battery life

The biggest improvement on the Galaxy Watch 5 is the longer battery life. Although not so great, but it’s good to note that you can get a longer battery life from your Galaxy Watch. Samsung says the Galaxy Watch 5 has a 20% longer battery life than its predecessor. You can expect up to 50hrs battery life with the 44mm unit, and a little lower than that with the 40mm unit.

The 40mm size comes with 284mAh battery capacity while the 44mm size comes with 410mAh battery capacity. The 40mm has a slightly shorter battery life compared to the 44mm size.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm) (LTE) Features

  • Has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with touchscreen support and 2 physical buttons that enable effortless navigation of the tiny interface.
  • Certified MIL-STD-810G – A US military grade rating that ensures the watch can withstand harsh weather conditions.
  • The LTE model is a standalone smartwatch that allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch without connecting to your phone. The Bluetooth model supports Bluetooth calling by connecting to your phone.
  • Equipped with NFC chip that enables contactless payment on the go with Samsung pay and Google Pay.
  • Up to 2 days or more battery life.
  • 16GB storage capacity allows you to store your favorite tracks onboard. Also allows you to stream music via Spotify.
  • Customizable watch face, and you can choose from other available choices on Google Playstore on Galaxy store.
  • Equipped to track your steps, count floors climbed, distance and calories.
  • Monitors your stress level and can help you manage stress through the breathing exercise app that guides you through a breathing session.
  • Tracks your sleep in four stages; awake, light, deep and REM stages. It’ll also track your blood oxygen during sleep as well as detects and tracks snoring (the phone must be nearby to track snoring).
  • Tracks your heart rate continuously, also shows your resting heart rate and heart rate history.
  • Has an inbuilt GPS that enables it to track your outdoor routes, real-time pace, distance and more.
  • Features ECG app that allows you to take ECG tests directly from your wrist which can help you detect irregular heart rhythms.
  • Features a blood pressure app that allows you to monitor your blood pressure from the watch. (Must be calibrated with a traditional blood pressure cuff).
  • Features a blood oxygen app that allows you to measure your blood oxygen to help you determine how well your blood absorbs oxygen.
  • Up to 96 preloaded sport modes with the ability to auto-track 6 of these.
  • Features a Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) sensor that enables the watch to measure your body composition. It will measure your BMI, muscle mass, body water and body fat.
  • Features a compass that will allow you to know your orientation.
  • Features a temperature sensor that will enable the watch to measure your skin temperature.

Read – Samsung Galaxy watch 5 review

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

(LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm)

Device type

Standalone/Fitness smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Predecessor

Galaxy Watch 4

Successor

Models

Bluetooth only, LTE

Date released

August, 2022

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.2 inches

Display type

Super AMOLED, Full color

Resolution

396 x 396 pixels

Pixel density

466 PPI

Customizable watchface

Yes

Input type

2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

Always-On

Yes

BODY

BODY

Shape

Circular

Case material

Armor aluminum

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Sapphire glass

Strap size

20 mm

Color

Black, Blue, Pink-gold

Screen protection

Dimension

40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm

Weight

28.7g

Waterproof rating

Yes, 5ATM

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Durability test

MIL-STD-810G

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth calling

Yes

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.0

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4+5GHz)

NFC

Yes

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

1.5GB

ROM

16GB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

SIM type

e-SIM

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Microphone

Yes

Loudspeaker

Yes

Bluetooth music

Yes

Camera

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

GPS

Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU

Accelerometer

Yes

HRM

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Pulse Ox.

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING

HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING

Steps

Yes

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Blood oxygen

Yes

Blood Pressure

Yes

Stress

Yes

ECG tracking

Yes

Fall detection

Yes

Menstrual cycle

Yes

VO2 Max

Yes

Onscreen workout

No

Preloaded sport modes

90+

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

284mAh

Battery life

Regular: 2 days, Standby :5 days+

Charging type

WPC based wireless charging

Charging duration

30mins – 1hr

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Operating system

Wear OS 3.5

Chipset

Exynos W920

CPU

1.18GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A55)

GPU

Mali-G68 MP2

MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS

Companion app

Samsung Wearable app

Compatibility

Android 6.0+ with 1.5GB+ RAM

Payment system

Google Pay, Samsung Pay

Customizable strap

20mm, Yes

Voice Assistant

Bixby, Google Assistant

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 LTE, Straps

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