Samsung launched not one but two new wearables on Wednesday at its August Unpacked event. The Galaxy Watch 5 will replace last year’s Galaxy Watch 4, but a new Watch 5 Pro model brings beefier battery life and a more premium titanium body. CNET Editor at Large Scott Stein’s Galaxy Watch 5 impressions article focuses on some of these refinements, but over here I’ll compare the specs of the two Galaxy Watch 5 models against last year’s Galaxy Watch 4 — with a handy chart at the end!
As with the previous model, the Watch 5 comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm. The smaller size of the 40mm model means a lighter design which you might find more comfortable to wear, but it also means a smaller display and a smaller battery inside. You won’t have to compromise on any health-tracking features, with things like blood oxygen tracking, sleep and a new skin temperature sensor featured in both models.
The Watch 5 Pro comes in just the larger 44mm size, packing the same 1.36-inch display as the 44mm Watch 5, but adding a much larger 590-mAh battery, which could keep the Pro model going for a few days between charges. The titanium rather than aluminum design will also make it appeal to outdoor enthusiasts who want a more rugged smartwatch. That extra battery does come with a weight tradeoff however, with the Pro model tipping the scales at 46 grams against the Watch 5’s 32.8 grams.
Other specs like the various health-tracking tools, the waterproofing, memory, storage and Wear OS operating system are the same across all new models.
Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro specs comparison chart
|Galaxy Watch 5 Pro||Galaxy Watch 5||Galaxy Watch 4|
|Screen size||1.36-inch||1.36-inch (44mm); 1.19-inch (40mm)||1.4-inch (44mm); 1.2-inch (40mm)|
|Screen resolution||450×450 pixels||450×450 pixels (44mm); 396×396 pixels (40mm)||450×450 pixels (44mm); 396×396 pixels (40mm)|
|Dimensions||45.4mm x 45.4mm x 10.5mm||44.4mm x 43.3mm x 9.8mm (44mm); 40.4mm x 39.3mm x 9.8mm (40mm)||44.4mm x 43.3mm x 9.8mm (44mm); 40.4mm x 39.3mm x 9.8mm (40mm)|
|Weight||46g||32.8g (44mm); 29g (40mm)||30g (44mm); 26g (40mm)|
|Health tracking||Sleep, BIA (body composition analysis), ECG/heart rate, blood oxygen, skin temperature||Sleep, BIA (body composition analysis), ECG/heart rate, blood oxygen, skin temperature||Sleep, ECG/heart rate, blood oxygen|
|Water resistance||5 ATM/IP68||5 ATM/IP68||5 ATM/IP68|
|Battery||590 mAh||410 mAh (44mm); 284 mAh (40mm)||361 mAh (44mm); 247 mAh (40mm)|
|Operating system||Wear OS||Wear OS||Wear OS|
|Price, US||$450 (Bluetooth only); $500 (LTE)||Starting at $280 (Bluetooth only); $330 (LTE)||Starting at $250 (Bluetooth only); $300 (LTE)|