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Should You Upgrade After Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro?



Several new devices, including the Z Flip 4 and Fold 4, as well as two wearables—the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro—were unveiled during Samsung’s unpacked event. Here is all the information you require about them.

Finally, let’s examine if purchasing them is worthwhile if you currently own a Galaxy Watch4 or Watch4 Classic.

Specifications for Watch5 and Watch5 Pro

The Watch5 has been released for $279.99, while the Watch5 Pro costs $449.99, as the earlier speculations had claimed. The battery life, which many users have often lamented about, is one of the biggest upgrades in this year’s Samsung Watches compared to Watch4.

There will be two sizes of the Watch5: 40mm and 44mm. The Pro, on the other hand, is available in just one 45mm variation. Both devices run Wear OS 3.0 and are powered by the Exynos W920, the same SoC used in the Galaxy Watch4. They also each have 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

According to Samsung, the new temperature sensor and other sensors in the Watch5 and 5 Pro are now more effective than those in the Watch4. The rotating bezel, a cherished feature of the Watch4, is absent from the Watch5, which may be a deal-breaker for some. Thankfully, the 5 Pro has the same feature.

The 40mm and 44mm Watch5’s battery capacity has increased by 13%. (284 mAh and 410 mAh). Samsung asserts that the Watch5 has a 40-hour continuous battery life. The Watch 5 Pro, meanwhile, features a massive 590mAh battery with an 80-hour usage rating. Significant improvements have also been made in charging speeds.

We would want to ask you not to get overly enthusiastic about the battery life, though, as Samsung made tremendous claims about it when the Watch4 was first introduced, but the actual statistics weren’t even close.

Should you switch from a Galaxy Watch4 to a Watch5?

No, is the response. Even though the Watch5 offers certain advancements, they are just slight. Additionally, you won’t have touch bezel, which, trust me, is really difficult to live without once you get used to it.

The Watch4 is now much less expensive than the Watch5 as well. Therefore, choosing the Watch4 over the Watch5 is the only logical choice.

But aside from that, Watch5 Pro might be a huge increase, but it costs significantly more for what you get—roughly $200–250 more. Yes, it’s cutting edge, but if you have a Watch4, we advise staying with it.

We advise holding off until the Pixel Watch, which is anticipated to launch this fall and hopefully have a similar pricing as the Watch5 unless you’re firmly rooted in the Samsung Ecosystem.

If you disagree, please explain in the comments area below why you prefer the Watch5/5 Pro to the Watch4.

Deepak Saini Editor-in-Chief at Tech Folder. He is a geek who shares his expertise in technology with the world via his writings.