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Samsung Galaxy Watch5 vs Galaxy Watch4: Discover the differences

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This guide will help you understand the key differences between two great smartwatch series - the Galaxy Watch5 and the Galaxy Watch4 and choose which is the best one for you.
Briefly put, there are three main differences: size, battery and durability. Let’s take a look at this in more detail.

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4  come in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm and they’re both built with Super AMOLED display for strength and durability . The Galaxy Watch5 has Sapphire Crystal Glass1 making it the strongest yet. This means you don’t have to worry about damaging it while exercising!

Another exciting new feature on the Watch5 is Fast charging. With a dedicated external PD charger2 the Galaxy Watch5 charges from 0% up to 45% battery in just 30 minutes, just perfect when you’re heading out and in a rush.
While the Galaxy Watch4 does not have this feature, it can last up to 40 long hours, depending on the usage.

1Compared to Galaxy Watch4 based on Vickers hardness measured with constant load of 200gf.
2Sold separately. 

In terms of activity trackers both watches are quite evenly matched. They can both monitor blood oxygen levels, have optical heart rate sensors and can holistically analyse your sleep and your snoring. They also contain a Bioactive sensor which tracks your progress on your way to a healthier lifestyle. 3

3DO NOT measure your body composition if you have a pacemaker, other implanted medical devices or are pregnant. Results  may not be accurate if  you are under 20 years old. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.

The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 are both customisable! Visit the Watch5 Bespoke Studio or Watch4 Bespoke Studio and check out the watch faces and bands to choose from to make it just as you want to suit your personal style.

Visit Watch5 Bespoke Studio: Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Finland
Visit Watch4 Bespoke Studio: Sweden / Denmark / Norway / Finland


What about the smartwatches in the premium range? Both Galaxy Watch5 Pro and Galaxy Watch4 Classic come in larger sizes, with longer battery life and better GPS-tracking.
However, the Watch5 Pro has a longer-lasting battery4, giving you up to 80 hours4 on just one charge. Sapphire Crystal Glass. Whether GPS route tracking.  And because of its amazing battery5, even with GPS switched on, you won’t need to charge your watch for a whole day – after all, you wouldn’t want to run out of battery in the middle of the woods!

4Compared to Galaxy Watch4
5Batterytime depends on the usage of your device.


Now, let’s talk about the design.  Both premium models have a timeless and sophisticated design, with a rotating bezel that allows you to answer calls and starting activities straight from your watch.
If you’re looking for a high-end model check out the titanium casing and magnetic D-buckle band which you can even customise on the Galaxy Watch5 Pro.6

6Customise your Galaxy Watch5 Pro in the Bespoke studio on The number of combinations and the prices may vary depending on your country.

Regardless of what Galaxy watch model you have, you’ll be able to connect it to a music streaming app to get your motivation up, and share your personal bests with other users.  Check out our library of apps to see which might help you on your journey to becoming a healthier you.
Make the most of your Galaxy watch!


Want to know more about wellness trackers on Samsung Galaxy watches? Stay tuned on the Community!


The Community Team


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How to extend the battery life on your Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro
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