Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 runs Wear OS 3 and offers multiple fitness and health tracking features. The all-new Galaxy Watch 5 also comes with a temperature sensor which claims to measure the skin temperature and alert the user about the signs of fever. However, the feature is not very useful and is mainly a gimmick. Samsung also mentioned at the launch that the sensor will improve the overall performance of the smartwatch and that the company is working with the developers to find more particle usage of the technology. So, presently, the temperature sensor is not as useful as expected.
As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes with OS 3 out of the box. The wear OS 3 works smoothly on the wearable and it also comes with new editions. For instance, now the Google Assistant is available on the smartwatch and it works smoothly. Samsung has also improved its sleep tracking software and now it uses colourful animals to represent different sleeping patterns. You will also receive a designated sleep animal and the Health app then sets you up with a four-week course. The course teaches you about the importance of good sleep and also how you can improve your sleeping patterns. With all these features onboard, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 offers a smooth user experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 works with the Samsung Health app which is not new to Galaxy smartwatch users. The app offers a neat, clean and simple user interface. It has a daily activity tracker which keeps track of your steps, activity time and calories burned. Same as its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 5 also comes with an array of sensors which include heart rate, blood pressure, ECG, body composition, stress tracking, SpO2 and snore detection. The wearable is designed to automatically track multiple workouts and offer a fairly accurate reading.
The smartwatch also delivered correct data when we measured the heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels. The company has also included its famous BioActive sensor in the smartwatch. The sensor monitors your overall health by measuring your weight, skeletal muscle and BMI. Same as its predecessor, the feature works really well this time also.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes with GPS tracking functionality. But we are not really impressed with it as it has to learn more in this department from the likes of Garmin.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 delivers a smooth performance which will be liked by many.