Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: Samsung's new connected watch could have record autonomy

Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: Samsung’s new connected watch could have record autonomy

Connected watches still suffer from too limited autonomy. With its Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, Samsung would like to remedy this.

Connected watches may have become veritable Swiss Army knives, but they still lack endurance. Most models need to be recharged at the end of the day, which limits their use away from a power outlet. Samsung, which positioned itself very early on in this market, is aware of this and would like to remedy it.

Next August 10 will be Galaxy Unpacked. The opportunity for the South Korean giant to unveil new products, including watches. Everything indicates that the next Galaxy Watch 5 will be there, including a Pro version that could be talked about.

In any case, this is what the leaker Ice Universe suggests. According to him, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro would offer up to three days of autonomy “at least”. If true, it would become the most enduring smartwatch on the market.

It would also be the first time that a product under Wear OS would benefit from such autonomy. Enough to offer this watch the possibility of monitoring sleep.

An XXL battery

To achieve this little feat, Samsung would have opted for a larger battery. A choice that is not always obvious, the space offered by a watch remaining relatively limited. In previous certificates unearthed by the SamMobile site, we could read that the Pro model would carry a 572 mAh battery. That is a capacity increase of around 60% compared to that of the “standard” Galaxy Watch 4.

Samsung is also planning larger batteries for its other two Galaxy Watch 5s (397 mAh vs. 361 mAh for the 44mm version; 276 mAh vs. 247 mAh for the 40mm version). But the difference shouldn’t be that big.

In the months to come, autonomy could become the workhorse of other manufacturers. Qualcomm will soon launch an SoC named Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, specially designed for smartwatches.

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