New Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro details provided by Samsung Health app as 5 W charging capabilities mooted
Samsung has now updated its Health app for its One UI Watch beta program, which it has started distributing for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. However, the updated app also contains references to the Galaxy Watch5 series, which is not expected to arrive until the autumn. Not only does the Samsung Health app show the Galaxy Watch5 series, it also includes placeholder images from the Galaxy Watch4 series.
As the image below shows, Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, with no Galaxy Watch5 Classic to succeed the Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Incidentally, Samsung has used placeholder images of the Galaxy Watch4 for both Galaxy Watch5 variants. Although Samsung has not provided any explanation for this, 9to5Google deduces that this could be because the pair resemble the Galaxy Watch4, not the Galaxy Watch4 Classic. For reference, Samsung used Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 placeholder images last year when it added the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic to its Health app ahead of their launch.
While speculation on 9to5Google's behalf, the idea that the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will miss out on a rotating bezel is in line with other leaks. Similarly, Samsung has added a 'skin temperature during sleep' toggle in Samsung Health settings, seemingly confirming another Galaxy Watch5 series rumour. As expected, Samsung intends the skin temperature sensor to monitor temperature data during one's menstrual cycle.
Separately, the FCC appears to have confirmed that the Galaxy Watch5 series will recharge at 5 W, with no change from the Galaxy Watch4 series. If the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is to rely on a much larger battery than the Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic, it may also take considerably longer to recharge fully. Allegedly, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will feature a 572 mAh battery, up from the 361 mAh in the larger Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.