Gone are the days when you needed to rely on big industrial machines to get wellness data about your heart. Thanks to technology-based innovative solutions, like Samsung’s Galaxy Watch5, all you need now is a smartwatch to give you all that information and more.
Since they burst onto the scene some 28 years ago, smartwatches have become an integral part of the smartphone ecosystem and their popularity continues to grow. In part, their huge appeal is due to people’s growing desire to better understand their bodies and manage their physical well-being. Smartwatches are an easy way to keep track of not only your body’s vital stats but also your exercise habits[i].
Exploring the Galaxy Watch5
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that 41 million people lose their lives annually to non-communicable diseases and one of the biggest contributing factors to those ailments is a lack of physical activity[ii]. It is perhaps for this reason that more people have been taking their physical health more seriously and also why demand for technological devices that help them track their overall health has been rising.
In staying true to its mission of making life better for consumers, Samsung also heeded the market’s call and introduced its first smartwatch nearly ten years ago. The goal was simple – to ensure people can access fitness and health features, and more importantly, receive deeper insights and data that help guide them toward their wellness goals.
A great deal of innovation has gone into the various offerings right up until 2022 when Samsung released its latest smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro. The iconic and customisable design of the new Galaxy Watch5 series is exactly what admirers of Samsung smartwatches have come to love.
These smartwatches have great features and were developed using only the best materials that offer premium quality and are durable enough to meet the most rigorous demands of the most active users and outdoor enthusiasts[iii].
The BioActive Sensor is next-level technology in digital health sensing. The technology gives users comprehensive, personalised, and actionable data with amazing accuracy, which helps them better understand themselves and how best to tackle their short and long-term fitness goals[iv]. The Galaxy Watch5 series also comes packed with insightful sleep tracking[v]. With this cutting-edge technology, your smartwatch will understand you even better than yourself.
Built with a Sapphire Crystal display, which better protects against scratches, thus providing more peace of mind, the Watch5 series is perfect for active outdoor lifestyles like running, hiking, cycling, and beyond. You can do your training without even having your phone with you[vi].
The Galaxy Watch5 comes with a 13% larger battery and 30% faster charging capacity thanks to a new-in-box charger with a stronger magnetic pull[vii]. This means you’ll be able to do and track more workouts before needing to recharge your device. And if you need a larger capacity of battery life, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes with 80 hours of battery life, lasting twice as long compared to the Galaxy Watch4.
The GPS Guidance for Route-based Workouts and Adventures allows you to record, download, and import hike or cycle route data so you and your trail mates can follow each other with ease. With its vibrations and voice guide, you can keep your eyes on the trail and off your wrist. What’s more? You can always track back to your starting point by retracing your route[viii].
If you’re looking for the best fitness and exercise companion, the Watch5 series will give you an unmatched premium experience. The Galaxy Watch5 retails from R5,999 and the Watch5 Pro from R11, 9999.
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[i] Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of any medical condition or disease. Any health-related information accessed through the device and/or application should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician.
[ii] WHO Non-Communicable Disease Fact Sheet.
[iii] Compared to Galaxy Watch4 based on Vickers hardness measured with constant load of 200gf.
[iv] Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or sleep disorder. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.
[v] For sleep pattern results, user must wear watch while they sleep for at least 7 nights and complete a survey.
[vi] Supported features may vary between platforms and countries with compatibility subject to change.
[vii] Compared to Galaxy Watch4. Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3,595mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors..
[viii] To use Track Back feature, it must be enabled prior to every hiking or cycling workout session under Samsung Health settings.
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