After the launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the year 2021, Samsung started planning for the next series of smartwatches – the Galaxy Watch 5. Obviously, the watches in this series come with more impressive features and designs than the previous ones.
Previously, the Korean tech giant had stated that the Galaxy Watch 5 series would be launched in the second half of the year 2022. This time around, Samsung is not continuing its tradition as it will leave the classic model and start a new trend by introducing the Pro variant along with the Galaxy Watch 5.
As the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 launch time approaches, we have started hearing many rumors, leaks, and more information and we’ve started tracking it too. So in this article, you will get all the information about Galaxy Watch 5.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5/5 Pro
July 10: Support pages go live
Tipster Ronald Quandt spotted that Samsung has published support pages for the unreleased Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro smartwatches on its official websites in Belgium, Denmark, and Norway. It embeds the 40mm and 44mm sizes, as well as the 45mm Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Galaxy Watch 5 40mm – SM-R905F
Galaxy Watch 5 44mm – SM-R915F
Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45mm – SM-925F
July 07: Press renders leaked
91Mobiles have recently managed to get the official high-resolution, 3D ‘turntable’ renders of the two upcoming smartwatches from every angle. Let’s have a look at these renders.
June 23: Price Leaked
Tipster Roland Quandt recently revealed the price of all three models of the series including the LTE and Bluetooth – Galaxy Watch 5 40mm, Galaxy Watch 5 44mm, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45mm. Read more here…
Samsung Galaxy Watch5
40mm BT ~300 Euro
40mm LTE ~ 350 Euro
Pink Gold, Gray, Silver
44mm BT ~350 Euro
44mm LTE ~400 Euro
Blue, Gray, Silver
45mm BT ~490 Euro
45mm LTE ~540 Euro
*price conversion and taxes may make numbers differ from actual MSRP.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 22, 2022
June 20: What’s new coming in Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 lineup will come pre-installed with Wear OS. The Watch 4 has recently received the long-awaited Google Assistant but the Galaxy Watch 5 series will have this out of the box. Read detailed information here…
June 18: Certified by FCC
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified three more Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 with model number SM-R905, SM-R915, and SM-R925. Read more here…
June 17: Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Color Variants Leaked
Recently a well known tipster, evleaks expaosed the color variants of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series. According to tipster, Galaxy Watch 5 will offer 4 different colors while Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will have two colors. Read the full story here…
June 16: Galaxy Watch 5 Pro renders show thick bezels
Again, the sparkling concept creator HoiINDI has exposed the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in three different colors. The renders show that the Galaxy Watch 5 has very thick bezels, making the watch look ugly. Read the full story here…
June 14: FCC listing
Earlier, the wireless charger of the Galaxy Watch 5 appeared on the United States’ FCC database, and now, the smartwatch itself was spotted on the certification authority, confirming the charging speed of 10W.
June 13: Negative feedback
Tipster IceUniverse disclosed that the Galaxy Watch 5 series will be the ugliest smartwatches in the history of Samsung. At the same time, the same source revealed that the Galaxy Watch 5 will have thick bezels that looks like a cheap smartwatch.
Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the contrast between the display part and the bezel, yes its bezel and metal frame are still wide, far behind Apple's stylish design. pic.twitter.com/FTuH0hPh77
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 13, 2022
June 10: Galaxy Watch 5 renders in three different colors
Now, HoiINDI has exposed Galaxy Watch 5 renders that very well defines Galaxy Watch 5 design. In addition to this, the concept creator revealed the three stunning colors including Phantom Black, Sapphire Blue and Pink Gold. Read the full story here…
June 9: Launch date and colorways leaked
According to the tipster, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will be launched on August 26 along with Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The watch will be announced on August 10 and pre-orders will start from that day itself.
Aside from this, the tipster also reveals the availability of Galaxy Watch 5 /5 Pro colors, check them below.
Galaxy Watch 5
- 40mm – Phantom Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- 44mm – Phantom Black, Silver, Sapphire (blueish color)
Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
- 46mm – Phantom Black, Silver
Watch 5 (40mm)
Phantom Black, Silver, Pink Gold
Watch 5 (44mm)
Phantom Black, Silver, Sapphire (blueish color)
Watch 5 Pro (46mm)
Phantom Black, Silver
Announcement / pre-orders Aug 10
Launch Aug 26
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 8, 2022
June 03: Support body temperature measurement feature
Samsung Health app beta update confirms the ‘Pro’ model also features a toggle for ‘Skin temperature during sleep’, as reported by a Reddit user. Read the full story here
May 31: 360 RRA listing
Recently, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch 5’s charger got certified by the RRA listing. The certification reveals that the Watch 5’s charger has model number “ER-OR900.”
May 31: Rotating bezel isn’t coming
Samsung insider IceUniverse revealed that the company will not introduce the rotating bezel Galaxy smartwatch this year which was previously expected to be the Watch 5 Pro.
I really hope Samsung is going to keep that iconic rotating bezel instead of replacing it with another inferior "solution".
I'm so ready to get that Galaxy Watch5 Pro and I think (and hope) it's going to be a big upgrade.
— Alvin (@sondesix) May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022: 360 Renders
An emerging concept creator HoiINDI has appeared with the 3D view of the device in the form of a video that provides its complete 360-degree look, revealing five different colors including Black, White, Peach, Green, and Red. Read the full story here
May 26, 2022: Concept Renders
Just recently, a sparkling concept creator HoiINDI shared the renders of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro that gives us an early look at the design of the wearable The creator revealed the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in Black color. Read the full story here
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro – Thin Bezels, Bigger Battery🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/u8lvt4yrTc
— HoiINDI (@HoiIndi) May 26, 2022
Stay tuned to know more
From, Sammy Fans YouTube
Samsung Wear OS smartwatches to get Google Home, Personal Safety apps
It’s known that Google is working on bringing Google Photos Watch Face to the Wear OS smartwatches. Now the Wear OS Google Photos watch face alongside Google Home and Personal Safety apps have appeared on Google Play Store, suggesting their early arrival.
Tipster Mishaal Rahman has recently shared the screenshots of the Google Photos, Google Home, and Personal Safety apps on the Wear OS that he tool from Play Store. He also suggets that these Wear OS applications will launch alongside the Pixel Watch next week.
Google Photos watch face:
Google Photos is a watch face for Wear OS devices that will allow users to set single or multiple personal photos as their watch faces. As per the information, you can set your photos that will have a circular crop based on the design of the watch.
You will meet two configurations including Date/Date and Time that can be added on top of the watch face. It is also reported to provide users with the ability to cycle through the selected images throughout the day.
Evidently, the new Google Photos watch face looks similar to the Android 12 lock screen. Check the images below:
Google Home app:
Wear OS Google Home app likely features a card list design, with smart home devices listed inside a rounded rectangle. It also includes an icon background color, device name, and room name.
It will also offer the ability to easily increase or decrease the temperature and adjust the brightness using the “+” and “-” buttons. In addition to this, there is also a security notification of “Person seen” in one of the screenshots.
Personal Safety app:
The informer further shows the screenshots of the Personal Safely app for Wear OS devices. It will reportedly help customers call a predefined emergency contact or service.
Furthermore, currently, there is no information on which Wear OS smartwatches will get the Google Photos, Google Home, and Personal Safety apps. Since the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 are running the latest version of Google’s Wear OS, it’s expected that these wearables will also get it in the coming time.
Google Wallet double-click shortcut reappears for Galaxy Watch (Wear OS)
Google always keeps its Wear OS smartwatch users updated with the latest features and functions. As the company replaced the Google Pay app with Google Wallet for smartphones, it did the same for Wear OS running smartwatches. However, Wear OS device owners have started encountering the issue that the Google Wallet double-click shortcut is not working, fortunately, it is now fixed.
A couple of months ago, Google released a new update to the Wear OS Google Pay app, which replaced the app with the Wallet app and made it available to more Wear OS-based smartwatch users. Undoubtedly, the change brought a lot of functionalities to the devices but carried the double-click shortcut issue as well.
Since the wearable app is meant for quickly making payments with credit and debit cards, the issue has troubled a lot of Galaxy Watch and other Wear OS-running smartwatch users as they were not able to take full advantage of their devices.
Meanwhile, recently, Google started rolling out a new Wear OS app update through the Play Store that fixes the Google Wallet double-click shortcut problem. Many customers have noticed that the shortcut has again started functioning after installing the latest version.
It is worth mentioning that the Fossil Gen 5 and TicWatch owners have reported that this fix is coming with version 22.214.171.1241251175. If you are also facing such a problem with your smartwatch, make sure to upgrade to the latest version and get a seamless payment experience through your wrist.
Wear OS Google Wallet:
Google officially declared that it has big plans for the Wear OS Wallet app and these will be released by the end of this year. There are changes that the company could bring some Android smartphone Wallet app features to smartwatches as well.
Via – 9To5Google
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is Samsung’s unforgettable creation, unboxing again!
Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch lineup alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldables last August. Well, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Watch 5 series last month, but we are unboxing the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic once again in remembrance of the physical rotating bezel.
The software part of this smartwatch lineup is also worth noticing as Samsung ditched its own developed Tizen OS in favor of Google’s Wear OS, however, it’s skinned by the One UI Watch operating system. Also, it was the first time Samsung updated the classic and modern designs at the same time.
Consumers are already rocking with the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which we are having yet another unboxing experience with its design, first impression, and yes, the physical rotating bezel, which is not introduced with its successor.
You can check out our new Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Unboxing video below.
The retail box includes the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and the charging cradle alongside the user manual and some other papers. The charger has a USB Type-A connector, which charges the Galaxy smartwatch at a maximum of 5W (5V/1A), well, your Galaxy phone can charge it as well.
Why we’re saying Watch 4 Classic ‘still’ unbeatable:
The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro come with a whole new sapphire crystal display, Samsung’s improved BioActive Sensor, and Exynos W920 chipset with 1.5 GB RAM. Since the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 are just one year old, Samsung is offering better trade-in deals while upgrading to the Watch 5 or 5 Pro.
For a year, the Galaxy Watch 5 will remain the latest smartwatch offered by Samsung, but it brings the same operating system as the Galaxy Watch 4, which is a year old now. The Watch 4 also debuted the first generation BioActive sensor, which consists of three chips in a small package.
Just like the Galaxy Watch 5 series, their predecessors pack lots of the same specifications such as the Exynos W920 chipset, 1.5 GB RAM, and 16GB of storage in addition to the battery capacity, except for the iconic physical rotating bezel, which makes Watch 4 Classic – unforgettable.