Samsung and other OEMs caught lying about smartwatch dimensions


Last updated: August 16, 2022 at 13:45 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5 series has gotten a lot of positivity so far, but of course something had to be done for the new wrist wearables to shine. As it turns out, Samsung isn’t quite truthful in its official spec sheet for the Galaxy Watch 5 series, as the company makes some baseless claims about the thickness of the two new smartwatch models.

The official spec sheet for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 on the company’s website states that the Galaxy Watch 5 has a 9.8mm profile, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 10.5mm thin. But as discovered by DC Rainmaker on YouTube, these measurements are far from accurate.

In reality, the standard Galaxy Watch 5 has a thickness of about 13.11mm, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is about 50% thicker than what Samsung claims to be, clocking in at a whopping 15.07mm.

So, what gives? How can Samsung claim that its new smartwatches are thinner than they actually are?

OEMs follow arbitrary rules to determine smartwatch sizes

This is where the story gets a little wilder. DC Rainmaker found that most smartwatch manufacturers, including Apple, ignore sensor array dimensions in their measurements.

The protruding sensor usually buries itself into the wearer’s skin, so presumably smartwatch manufacturers think it’s reasonable to leave the sensor’s profile outside of their official measurements. However, they don’t explain their methodology either, and the official spec sheets lead to misleading customers nonetheless.

Unfortunately, Samsung seems to be an even bigger culprit. The company went one step further with its random measurements, ignoring the entire back panel of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Essentially, Samsung measures only the sidewall of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which comes out at 10.5mm instead of the actual size of 15.07mm when the thickness of the back plate is taken into account.

It’s also worth noting that the weight of the Galaxy Watch 5 series listed in the official spec sheet does not include the wristband, meaning that in any practical scenario, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro weigh more than what Samsung says they do. to do.

Oh, and fun fact: the dimensions of the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are almost identical to Oreos and double-filled Oreos. Watch the video below for more details.

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Picture of Galaxy Watch 5 44mm

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Picture of Galaxy Watch 5

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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