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Samsung Galaxy Watch5 40mm First Impression: When style, compact and health meet together

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 40mm is one of the Galaxy Watch5 series which launched alongside with the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4. With the 40mm size, it definitely makes a perfect pairing for the ladies or someone who need a compact smartwatch. For my first impression on the Galaxy Watch5 40mm, it shows the perfect combo of style, compact and health. Let’s learn more at below.

Design – Continues the simplicity design from previous gen

Now, if you’ve been following the Galaxy Watch4 series, then you will noticed the similarity for the design of the Galaxy Watch5 40mm with the previous gen. Basically, Samsung is following the “don’t fix what is not broken” mantra for the design department. Simple, minimalistic yet stylish with a compact size, you can just wear it daily without any issues.

The Armor Aluminum sides with two physical button is built sturdy as well. The strap that comes with the watch is offering a secure lock but I don’t like this type because the strap’s end is needed to go under to the other strap. Overall, the wearing ergonomics is good.

Display – Perfect, bright AMOLED round size

The 40mm features a 1.2 inches Super AMOLED in a round shape. The display is perfectly size for those who are looking adequate size smartwatch. The Super AMOLED is also bright enough for indoor and outdoor usage. The display is also protected by a Sapphire Glass, meaning users can expect better drop and scratch resistance for the display.

Health tracking – Monitoring what is important for modern active users

The Galaxy Watch5 40mm also carries forward the health tracking from the Galaxy Watch4 series but with a larger sensor and temperature sensor.

Users can get sleep tracking, Body Composition, heart rate tracking, blood pressure, work out monitoring, step tracking and others.

Battery – Faster charging speed

The 40mm sports a 284mAh battery with Fast Charge support. I will explain more detail on the battery life in the full review article but for now, it definitely last you at least a day.

Software – Still one of the best with Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5

The software on the Galaxy Watch5 40mm uses Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5. It remains one of the best for smartwatch as you can access to various apps. Not only that, you can even use Microsoft Office to calculator on the Watch5, making it a perfect pairing with your Galaxy smartphone for work and daily usage.

With that say, I’m truly impressed how a smartwatch is able to do it all. It just shows when style, compact and health meet together, it brings a unique package for the modern active lifestyle users. The Galaxy Watch5 40mm is available now to purchase in Malaysia for RM1,099 with Silver, Graphite and Pink Gold.

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