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Apple Watch Series 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 – Which is Better?

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Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is one most anticipated smartwatch of 2020 just like Apple Watch 6. The new Galaxy Watch 3 which succeeds Galaxy Watch is slimmer, more compact, and comes with more health tracking features which include trip detection that’s already present in Apple Watch 5. In the meantime until Apple Watch 6 drops, this post compares head to head the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Apple Watch Series 5 to help you decide which is a better smartwatch.

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Full Specifications Compared

 Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)
apple watch series 5 (44mm) specsSamsung galaxy watch 3 (45mm) full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS) (disconitnued)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) Bluetooth
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorApple Watch Series 4Samsung Galaxy Watch
SuccessorApple Watch Series 6--
Released dateSeptember, 2019August, 2020
Ideal forUnisexMen

DISPLAY

Display typeLTPO OLEDSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.78 inches (44mm)1.4 inches
Display resolution448 x 368 pixels (44mm)360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density--346 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedCircular
Dimension44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)

46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm
Weight36.1 g (non-LTE)53.8 grams
(excluding straps)
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel frame/glass reinforced with polycarbonate back
Strap/band materialElastomerLeather
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size125 - 210mm22mm
Screen protectionSapphire crystal glassCorning Gorilla glass DX
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Silver
Gold
Mystic black
Mystic silver

MEMORY

RAM0.768GB1GB
Internal storage32GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSA-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSSGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
Band__No

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYes (Third-party app)Yes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoYes
Blood pressureNoYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoYes
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modesNo__
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 41
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesNo
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.No__
ECGYesYes
ThermometerYes, (App)No
Other sensors__--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)WatchOS 6.0Tizen OS 5.5
ChipsetApple S5, 64bitExynos 9110
CPUDual coreDual core 1.15GHz
GPUPowerVR--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --340mAh
Battery lifeStandby:2 days+
Mixed usage: 18 hrs+
Mixed Usage:2 days
Charging typeMagnetic chargingCharging dock
Wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging__

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemApple PaySamsung pay
Compatibility iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appApple watch APPSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)
StrapsStraps
Magnetic charging cable + USB adapterCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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What’s the Difference?

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Features Compared
  1. Premium Designs
  2. I can say that each of these two has got a very remarkable design that’s attractive, elegant and stylish. Each of these two is also sturdily built with some of the most durable materials in the industry.

    Galaxy Watch 3 retains the round shape just like most smartwatches from Samsung, while Watch 5 is rectangular in shape. As a result, Watch 5 looks geeky compared to a classic Galaxy Watch 3 that looks like a traditional watch.

    Despite having larger display, Watch 5 is more compact and at 10.9mm is also slimmer than Galaxy Watch 3. It also weighs a little less, although these two are lightweight.

    Watch 5 has a larger 1.78 inches display compared to 1.4 inches of Galaxy Watch 3. Both smartwatches offer touchscreen support and physical buttons for easy navigation, but while Galaxy Watch 3 has a physical rotating bezel, Watch 5 has a digital rotating crown, both technologies make navigating these watches very easy.

    Both smartwatches offer tonnes of watch faces to choose from as well as the ability to download apps on the watch.
    Both smartwatches are also rated 5ATM which makes any of these two safe to wear to the pool.

  3. Storage/Media
  4. Watch 5 packs more storage capacity than Galaxy Watch 3. While it has 32GB on all models, you get 8GB from Galaxy Watch 3.

    Each of these two has a microphone and loudspeaker and can make calls via Bluetooth calling or independently with the LTE models. While Bixby is the Voice Assistant on Galaxy Watch 3, its Siri for Watch 5. You decide which is more intelligent. Personally, I think Siri is more intelligent.

  5. Fitness Tracking
  6. Both Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 3 are marketed as fitness-focused devices that can help you reach more fitness goals. Both smartwatches will track all the basics like most smartwatches such as heart rate monitoring, calories, floors climbed, stress, menstrual cycle tracking with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking. These two also offer preset workout modes to choose from.

    Trip detection feature that can call emergency contacts when the watch detects a fall has been present on Watch 5, and is now available on Galaxy Watch 3. So also is ECG tracking that can detect irregular heart rhythms and can help you prevent atrial fibrillation.

    However, Galaxy Watch 3 features blood pressure monitoring and blood oxygen tracking which Watch 5 relies on third-party apps to achieve. Moreover, blood oxygen tracking isn’t yet available on Watch 5. Galaxy Watch 3 also features in-depth sleep tracking unlike Watch 5 that relies on third-party apps to track your sleep.

    The bottom line, I think Galaxy Watch 3 is a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Watch 5. Hopefully, the expected Watch 6 will fill in the gap.

  7. Battery Life
  8. Despite sacrificing battery life as a result of lower battery capacity due to its slimmer and more compact design, Galaxy Watch 3 still has a longer battery life than Watch 5. With Galaxy Watch 3 you can get up to 2 days long battery life compared to Watch 5 that can barely last a day, about 15hrs.

Which is Better?

No doubt, these are some of the most sophisticated smartwatches on the market. Each of these two has got a lightweight, compact, and stylish design and as well some of the best fitness smartwatches.

I give it to Galaxy Watch 3. I think it’s a better smartwatch than Watch 5. It has a longer battery life with loads of fitness tracking features to offer. On the other hand, Apple Watch 5 remains the best choice for iPhone users.

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