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It is becoming increasingly difficult for gadget manufacturers to surprise us with something. We have already reached the level of exactingness, when even the appearance of an ECG in a tiny watch does not cause us any kind of trepidation. This is largely due to the manufacturers themselves, who, mired in competition, constantly offer something new or wrap the old in a good layer of marketing and sell to us again.
Against the backdrop of all this, information about truly new features is sometimes simply lost. It could have happened this time, but we will not let you pass by the not-so-new feature of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, although it was first used in a mass-produced high-quality product.
What will be the new Galaxy Watch 5
A recent beta update to the Samsung Health app has all but confirmed that the Galaxy Watch 5 will be available in two versions: the regular Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Interestingly, the beta update also hints that the upcoming Samsung Watch 5 may come with a temperature sensor.
Something similar has already been implemented in some models of wearable devices. Among them were even inexpensive Chinese models. But the technology has not really become mass-produced, and it is the release of new Samsung watches that can change a lot in this matter.
According to a screenshot posted by a Reddit user, the “Skin temperature during sleep” toggle appeared in the Samsung Health app after the beta update. As the name suggests, this feature can be used to monitor skin temperature during a sleep cycle.
The temperature sensor feature came as a surprise, as it was previously reported that Samsung is still far behind in the development of body measurement technologies, despite the ability to determine body indexes already in the fourth generation. Therefore, it was considered unlikely that the company would launch this feature in a future watch.
What will the new Samsung watch be called?
Separately, a Health app beta update also confirmed the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro names, and hinted that there won’t be a “Classic” model this year. Previously, information about the names of the new watches was leaked to the Web, in particular, our colleagues from 9to5Google wrote about this.
The publication shared a screenshot showing the data of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, but no mention of the classic model, which we have already begun to get used to.
If you think that this information should not be trusted, since it came from nowhere, then you are mistaken. In fact, there are already cases where such hints led to the fact that the function was actually implemented. This isn’t the first time the Korean conglomerate has used its Health app to showcase a new product.
Perhaps even on purpose to stir up interest. Last year, references to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic appeared in the company’s health-tracking software about a month before the gadgets’ official debut.
Specifications Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
It’s too early to talk about exact specs, but various information indicates that the Galaxy Watch 5 will likely be available in 40mm and 42mm, while the Pro is only expected to come in one size. Of the additional features that the Pro version can offer, it is worth noting the titanium case and sapphire crystal.
They will make the body more durable and premium than the regular model. Naturally, because of this, the Pro version will be more expensive than the regular one. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is also expected to come with a large 572mAh battery.
When will the new Samsung smartwatches be released?
Samsung has yet to make any official announcements about the upcoming smartwatch. We expect the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 series to launch around August. Though rumors of component shortages hint that we may be seeing massive presentation delays.
Even if it takes place on the previously scheduled dates – in the first half of August – most likely, at the start of sales, the company will face the inability to satisfy mass demand. Would you buy these? Share your opinion in the comment section.