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At the recently concluded Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 series. The company has now confirmed that the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will be available for pre-order starting August 16 in India. The new smartwatch can be pre-ordered on Samsung’s website, and users who pre-order the watch will receive exclusive discounts when the wearables go on sale. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will also open for pre-booking on the same day.
The Galaxy Watch 5 series features Samsung’s BioActive sensor to help users monitor their health and sleep patterns. The smartwatch is also equipped with a fall detection sensor that will automatically alert your emergency contacts if you accidentally fall out of bed or trip anywhere. The Galaxy Watch 5 comes with an aluminum Armor case, while the Pro variant is encased in a Titanium case. They also feature SmartThings integration so users can easily control smart devices like lights, air conditioners and TVs.
Price of Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
While the base model for the Galaxy Watch 5 starts at Rs 27,999, those who pre-order the smartwatch can avail a discount of Rs 3,000, bringing the price down to Rs 24,999. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro starts at Rs 44,999, but Samsung is offering a cashback of Rs 5,000 for those who pre-book. The cashback offer brings the price down to Rs 39,999. Also, if you pre-order any of the above smartwatches, you will be able to buy the Galaxy Buds 2 at a discounted price of Rs 2,999. Customers will also get easy financing options and can exchange their old devices and get up to Rs.5,000.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will cost Rs 17,999. Consumers can avail Rs 3,000 cashback from all leading banks, making the effective price Rs 14,999.
When pre-booking the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, customers can purchase the Samsung Wireless Charger Pad worth INR 2999 at a discounted price of just INR 499. Customers will be eligible for easy financing options and get up to INR 3000 when they exchange their old device.
Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro specifications
Both smartwatches are powered by a proprietary Exynos W920 chipset and have 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. They also have similar health tracking features.
They also have a temperature sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer and barometer. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo and LTE. Similar to the Watch 4 series, it runs on Samsung One UI Watch 4.5 based on WearOS 3.5.
The Galaxy Watch 5 comes in two variants – 40mm and 44mm with 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch always-on Super AMOLED displays, respectively. Aside from the change in screen size, another area where the two differ is the battery, with the 40mm version having a 284mAh battery, where the 44mm variant is backed by a 410mAh battery.
As for the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, the watch is only available in the 44mm variant, which has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED always-on display.