Can I Swim with my Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro?

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series is the company’s newest smartwatch lineup. Undoubtedly, the Galaxy Watch 5 series is one of the best wearOS 3.5 watches available in the market. The lineup has two models – the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The vanilla Watch 5 launches with some incremental changes, whereas the Watch 5 Pro is an Ultra watch coming with MIL-STD-810H durability standard and more.

But does the newest Galaxy Watch 5 waterproof, can you swim with Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro? Let’s find it out here!

In this article, you can check whether the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are waterproof and good for swimming. First, let’s explore about the vanilla Galaxy Watch 5.

Can you swim with Galaxy Watch 5?

Yes, you can go and swim while wearing your Galaxy Watch 5. Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a 5ATM water resistance rating, which indicates that the watch can withstand pressures comparable to 50 meters of depth, along with the IP68 rating. But which water activities are available on the Galaxy Watch 5.

Read along to know more details.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes with these water activities – Swimming, Swimming Outdoor, Aqua Aerobics, Canoeing, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Rafting, Rowing, Sailing, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Skiing, Windsurfing, and Yachting.

Can you swim with Galaxy Watch 5 Pro?

Yes, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the company’s first rugged smartwatch and you can wear it while swimming, billing with 5ATM and IP68 water resistance. Not only this but, the Pro watch also comes with a MIL-STD-810H durability rating. For water activities, the Pro watch has the same activities available on the vanilla Galaxy Watch 5.

Can I do Scuba Diving with Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro?

Both the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro come with Scuba Diving activity, which simply indicates that both watches are capable to handle scuba diving. Although most watches are made for surface swimming only, activities like scuba diving could damage the watch.

Can Galaxy Watch 5 buttons work around the water?

Yes, you can press the buttons on your Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro around the water, there’s no need to be worried much. It will work fine, thanks to the 5ATM and IP68 water rating. You can also take advantage of water lock feature on your watch for safety. However, I suggest you avoid touching or pressing the buttons in the water, because when we press the buttons around the water, then the litmus paper might expose the water which may break the warranty seal.

So, now you know that you can wear the Galaxy Watch 5 series watch during swimming and scuba diving. If you still have any queries left, you are free to ask them in the comment section. Also, feel free to share this article with your friends.

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By Haneet Singh

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2 thoughts on “Can I Swim with my Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro?”

    • Yes, in the Aqua Aerobics activity you can see the Heart Rate constantly. Make sure Always on Display is enabled > then enter Aqua Aerobics Mode > Turn on Water Lock.


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