How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Published August 11, 2022
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Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 are now live. Fully showcased during the Samsung Unpacked event, the new wearable looks set to be the best Samsung watch yet — which is no small feat, as we were big fans of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. 

Starting price: $279 Colors: Graphite, Silver, Sapphire, Pink Gold Size : 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm (44mm) / 39.3 x 40.4 x 9.8 mm (40mm) Weight: 1.18 oz (44mm) / 1.01 oz (40mm) Display: 1.4 in, 450 x 450 (44mm) / 1.2 in, 396 x 396 (40mm) Processor: Exynos W920 Memory: 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Battery life (rated): 50 hours Durability: 5ATM + IP68 Connectivity: Bluetooth, LTE, NFC, GPS Compatibility: Android 8.0 or higher

Priced at $279 (or $329 for the LTE model), the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is proof that Samsung has truly found its stride in the smartwatch space. It’s not a massive setup from its predecessor, but its incremental upgrades are still very much appreciated, and help to make it the most desirable Galaxy watch yet. New features range from a boosted battery life to a more durable sapphire crystal glass display. Plus, the bottom curvature has been reshaped to more comfortably fit on your wrist, and this redesign also has the benefit of boosting its sensor readings as well. 

Users who want the most from their wearable will want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. This is the first time that a Galaxy Watch has launched with a Pro model, and Samsung has fully committed to the concept. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro costs a hefty $449 ($499 for LTE) but packs double the battery life, a more durable design and dedicated GPS tools. Going Pro isn’t necessary for casual users, but smartwatch savants will want to seriously consider the upgrade.