September 30, 2022

Samsung and other OEMs caught lying about the dimensions of the smartwatch

Samsung and other OEMs caught lying about the dimensions of the smartwatch

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

New from Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 The series has gained a lot of positivity so far, but of course, something had to come out to take the shine off the new wrist wearables. It turns out that Samsung isn’t entirely honest about its official spec sheet for the Galaxy Watch 5 series, with the company making a few unfounded claims about the thickness of the two new smartwatch models.

The official Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 spec sheet published 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 thick. But as he discovered DC Rainmaker On YouTube, these measurements are far from accurate.

In fact, the standard Galaxy Watch 5 is about 13.11mm thick, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is 50% thicker than Samsung claims it is, at 15.07mm thick.

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

OEMs follow random sets of rules to determine the dimensions of a smartwatch

Here’s where the story gets a little wilder. DC Rainmaker Find out that most smart watch manufacturers, including appleignoring the dimensions of the sensor array in its measurements.

The protruding sensor is usually buried in the wearer’s skin, so, presumably, smartwatch manufacturers think it’s fair to leave the sensor’s profile outside their official measurements. However, they also fail to explain their methodology, however the official spec sheets end up misleading the clients.

Unfortunately, Samsung appears to be the biggest culprit. The company went one step further with its arbitrary measurements and completely ignored the back panel of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. In essence, Samsung only measures the sidewall of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which comes in at 10.5mm instead of the actual 15.07mm when the thickness of the back panel is included.

It’s also worth noting that the weight of the Galaxy Watch 5 series listed on the official spec sheet does not include the wrist strap, which means that in any practical scenario, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro weigh more than they do. Samsung He says they do.

Oh, fun fact: The dimensions of the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are nearly identical to the double-stuffed Oreos and Oreos. Check out 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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