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If you’ve got your eye on Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5 but were waiting for a deal, it’s here. Amazon’s Woot portal puts the 40mm model on sale in various colors (Gray, Rose Gold and Silver) for $250a savings of $30 or 11 percent off the regular price.
Buy Galaxy Watch 5 at Woot – $250
The Galaxy Watch 5 scored a solid 85 in our Engadget review, and we once again called it “the best non-Apple smartwatch.” Samsung put more of a focus on perfecting it over the Watch 4, adding extra battery life (a runtime of up to 80 hours), increased durability with Sapphire Crystal, and an inactive temperature sensor.
Otherwise, it has the same layout and features as before, which is a good thing. Powered by a responsive 5-nanometer Exynos processor and running Wear OS, it uses Samsung’s bezel-based navigation with a touch-sensitive ring that frames the screen. That gives you access to numerous apps, along with sleep and workout tracking, plus activity and health tracking. You can get your body composition reading using the body impedance analysis tool, perform ECG scans, reply to messages, control music playback, and more.
The slightly curved bottom keeps the sensors in contact with the wrist and is IP68, 5ATM and MIL-STD-810H rated for durability (water, dust and pressure resistance). The main downside is considerably less battery life with the always-on display compared to the Apple Watch 7. Still, it’s the best Android smartwatch available and it’s rare to see a discount on such a new device. Please note that Woot sales are time limited and have a different return policy than Amazon.
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