The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is barely different to its predecessor and is likely to make the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro look more appealing.
Demure, stylish, and very smart – everything, from the Galaxy Watch 5's third-party app support to its fitness features, impresses. The main drawback is the one-day battery life, so if you're not okay with a nightly charge, look to the Pro – or a less smart alternative.
If you’re wondering about upgrading from the Watch 4, I wouldn’t unless you see a great deal or take advantage of a trade-in offer. You’ve already got what makes the Watch 5 great on your wrist and the battery improvements aren’t good enough. It’s a different story if you’ve got a Samsung phone and have been holding onto your Galaxy Watch Active or Active 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 has a new skin-temperature reader, more scratch-resistant display and a longer-lasting battery life. It's the best version of Samsung's smartwatch yet.
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 5 improves on a winning formula with a more durable design and longer battery life than its predecessors, making it the best Android-compatible smartwatch on the market,
Honestly, inflationary issues aside, it’s a good time to be shopping for a smartwatch. Though if I was in the market, I might wait another month or two to see what Google has up its sleeve. It seems unlikely the company will come out of the gate with a Galaxy Watch killer, but what’s a few weeks between friends?
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 makes a couple of tweaks to the design of the Watch 4 to give better protection, while offering a bigger battery and a couple of new features. First impressions are solid: this looks like it's going to deliver a comprehensive offering and is likely to remain one of the top choices of wearables for pairing with an Android phone.