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Samsung’s Watch5 & Watch5 Pro to retail at KES 37,000 and KES 52,000 Respectively

Samsung has announced availability of the Galaxy Watch5 and the Watch5 Pro in the Kenyan market. These were launched alongside the Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Galaxy Z Fold4. The two wearables are available across Samsung stores in the country. They Watch5 has a retail price of KES 36,999 while the Watch5 Pro will cost you KES 51,999.

Samsung says the two new additions are Samsung’s most durable and feature-packed watches yet. The company says they’re giving a commitment to users that their goals and milestones can be met, thanks to the new watches.

Samsung Watch5:

The Galaxy Watch5 is equipped with Samsung’s unique BioActive Sensor that drives the next era of digital health monitoring. First introduced on the Galaxy Watch4 series, the BioActive Sensor uses a single unique chip that combines three powerful health sensors – Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis – to deliver extensive readings that include heart rate, blood oxygen level, and even stress level[.

Galaxy Watch5 comes with 13% larger battery and provides eight hours of sleep tracking with just eight minutes of charging. This is 30% faster than Galaxy Watch4. An extra layer of durability protects the Galaxy Watch5. Users can now cue up their favourite songs on Spotify with just their voice using Google Assistant.

Coming soon you’ll be able to find your way using Google Maps from your wrist without a smartphone connection. Music and audio lovers will appreciate updates that include new apps like SoundCloud and Deezer. Additionally, One UI Watch4.5 offers a fuller typing experience, an easier way to make calls, and a host of new accessibility features that make the Galaxy Watch more intuitive.

It comes with all-new neutral color options that will turn heads, with the Large 44mm option available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver and the Small 40mm option available in Graphite, Pink Gold, and Silver which features a Bora Purple strap that pairs perfectly with the Galaxy Z Flip4.

Samsung's Watch5 and Watch5 Pro to retail for KES 37,000 and KES 52,000 Respectively

Samsung Watch5 Pro:

Samsung says the Watch5 Pro is created for those that love being outdoors. From hiking to cycling and beyond, the Watch5 Pro is ready thanks to its premium materials. It features enhanced Sapphire Crystal that better resists any wear and tear and a durable titanium casing that protects the display with a protruded bezel design.

Galaxy Watch5 Pro also comes with an all-new D-Buckle Sport Band that offers rugged durability with a sleek and clean fit. 

Samsung says it has the biggest battery on any Galaxy Watch. You can take advantage of GPX, that’s available for the first time on a Galaxy Watch. Head out on a hike and record and share it with fellow trail-lovers on the Samsung Health app with Route Workout. You can also download hiking and cycling routes as you practice for your next race or look to mix up your routine. As you hike or cycle, you will also be able to keep your eyes on the path and away from the map with intuitive Turn-by-turn directions. When you’re ready to head home, Galaxy Watch5 Pro will get you there easily with the Track back feature that takes you back the way you came.

It is available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium, with a 45mm display.

Comments:

“We are living in an age where Kenyans are quite conscious about their health. With this in mind we are dedicated to giving our Galaxy Watch community the tools, data and resources needed to not only understand their overall health and wellness better, but to guide them on their journey,” said Mr. Charles Kimari, Director of Mobile Experience Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa Ltd. 

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