Samsung’s next Unpacked event on August 10 could bring us the successor to the Galaxy Watch 4. A rumored Galaxy Watch 5 is on the way, and with it the latest version of Wear OS software made by Samsung and Google.
But if the rumors turn out to be true, the Galaxy Watch 5 could forego one major shortcoming: battery life. One of the most recent Galaxy Watch 5 leaks also claims to provide a detailed look at the design of the watch.
I am also hoping that Samsung remains fully committed to Google’s software and services. The Galaxy Watch 4 is currently stuck between the ecosystems of Google and Samsung, as my colleague Scott Stein wrote in his review, That watch eventually received Google Assistant, among other Google services, but it took months from launch for these to appear.
Samsung hasn’t said a word about plans for its next smartwatch, although the company usually introduces new wearables in August. We expect a new foldable phone to be announced soon. In fact, to encourage people to reserve their phones early from July 19th to August 10th, Samsung is offering an extensive list of discounts based on different bundles that are available to reserve Galaxy phones, watches and buds. There is a maximum discount of $200 for those. Up to minimum $30 off when you reserve Galaxy Buds only. While this could be an indication of what’s coming to Unpacked, the savings could apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds models.
This is our best guess on what Samsung might be planning based on leaks and the company’s previous launches.
a possible August announcement
Only Samsung knows when the next Galaxy Watch will arrive. But the company has a history of launching new wearables in August along with other new products. For example, the Galaxy Watch 4 debuted in August last year, while the Galaxy Watch 3 arrived in August 2020. Samsung has already launched the cheaper Galaxy S21 FE, new laptops and a pass of new gadgets from the Galaxy S22 lineup in 2022. pills. One thing we haven’t heard about yet is a smartwatch, so there’s a chance Samsung might save it for its specific August Unpacked event.
a fast charger
The Galaxy Watch 5 may come with a faster 10W charger, which is up from the 5W charger that shipped with previous Samsung watches. an image of a supposed 10W Galaxy Watch 5 Charger It popped up on the Snoopitech Twitter account on August 1 (h/t BGR), and it can reportedly reach a 45% charge in 30 minutes.
Fast charging has become a highlight feature in many smartwatches, including the Apple Watch Series 7 and Fossil Gen 6. This is of particular importance as watches have also become a sleep tracking tool, and earlier this year Samsung introduced the Sleep Animals system for ratings. Sleep quality while wearing Galaxy Watch 4.
Galaxy watch 4. bigger battery than
One of the drawbacks of the Galaxy Watch 4 is its relatively short battery life, which typically lasts between one and two days. Chances are that could change with the Galaxy Watch 5. Tech blog Sam Mobile claims it has received a regulatory filing indicating that the 40-millimeter size of the Galaxy Watch 5 will have slightly more battery capacity than the Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung declined to comment on the report.
The longer battery life will make the Galaxy Watch 5 a more capable sleep tracker, as you may not have to charge it every night. It will also help Samsung catch up to Fitbit in that regard, as its Sense and Versa 3 watches can last for days on a single charge. Battery life was one of the biggest drawbacks of the Galaxy Watch 4 during CNET’s testing, so the improvement would be a welcome change.
A bigger battery may make the Galaxy Watch 5 a better sleep tracker than the Galaxy Watch 4 (pictured above) because you may not have to charge it as often.
Scott Stein / CNET
It may be able to measure your temperature
The Galaxy Watch 4 can already monitor metrics like your body composition, blood oxygen levels, and heart rate. According to Korean news outlet ETNews, Samsung may further its health ambitions by adding the ability to measure body temperature to the Galaxy Watch 5. The report doesn’t provide further details, other than to say that Samsung has “devised a technology that can measure body temperature as accurately as possible.” Samsung declined to comment on the ETNews report.
But TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his Apple product predictions, has cast doubt on the development. He suggested that “algorithm limitations” may prevent Samsung from bringing this feature to the Galaxy Watch 5.
Samsung is also facing this challenge. Contrary to previous media reports, I think the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in 2H22 may not support body temperature measurement due to algorithmic limitations.
— (ming-chi kuo) (@mingchikuo) 1 May 2022
Temperature sensing for wearables isn’t new. Ora’s wellness ring of the same name can measure temperature with your finger to help track changes in your body. Fitbit devices like the Sense and Versa 3 can also detect the temperature.
Oura’s wellness ring can measure temperature.
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If Samsung does include temperature sensing in its next smartwatch, it would be another sign that wearables have become a widespread health and wellness device. Metrics like blood oxygen saturation measurements are now relatively common on wearables from Apple, Fitbit, Samsung and Garmin.
Samsung may drop the Classic model
The Galaxy Watch 4 comes in Standard and Classic versions, but that may change with the Galaxy Watch 5. Instead, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, according to Sam Mobile. The regular Galaxy Watch 5 will reportedly come in two sizes, while the Pro version may be limited to one size. It is also unclear whether Samsung will bring the rotating bezel of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic to the Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro, the report said. While the blog didn’t share additional details on what to expect from the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro specifically, it’s possible that the new branding could signal a significant update that’s more than just a refresh.
Prominent leaker Evan Blass also suggested that Samsung’s next watch will come in a standard and “pro” model. He referred to the new watches as the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro when he claimed to have official renders of the device on tech blog 91Mobiles.
samsung galaxy watch 4 classic
Galaxy watch 4. similar design
As per the leaks from Blass and 91Mobiles, the Galaxy Watch 5 is expected to sport a circular design that is similar to the Galaxy Watch 4. Blass said the Pro model will be available in black or titanium gray, while Samsung will reportedly offer a wider range of colors for the standard version. The 91Mobiles leak shows the alleged Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in black and titanium gray and the alleged Watch 5 in white, blue and black.
It will probably run Wear OS
Samsung has not yet given any information about its next smartwatch. But since the Galaxy Watch 4 runs on Wear OS, it looks like there will be a successor as well. Google and Samsung collaborated to develop the new Wear OS, which means Samsung is committed to using that software for its future smartwatches. Sam Mobile’s report also states that the Watch will feature a new version of One UI, which will be a customized version of Google’s software for watches by Samsung.
Samsung first launched a smartwatch that runs on Google’s new Wear OS. But soon the landscape will become more competitive as the new Wear OS is expected to roll out to other companies such as TicWatch, Fossil and Google’s Fitbit brand of watches. Google’s Pixel Watch will also arrive this fall.
Galaxy watch 5. what do we want from
Longer battery life and new health-tracking features are always appreciated. But what we really want from the Galaxy Watch 5 is software that makes it feel like a more complete part of Google’s ecosystem. The Galaxy Watch 4 seems to be torn between Google and Samsung. Yes, it has Google Play app store and other Google apps. But the setup process and health tracking still largely depend on Samsung’s apps.
The company is addressing this to some extent by bringing the Google Assistant to its watch. But we are expecting to see closer Google integration in the next version which will really make the Galaxy Watch 5 feel like the ultimate Android smartwatch.
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