Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro Arrive in Kenya at Hefty Prices


Samsung Kenya has brought the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro to the country. The smartwatches were announced during the August Unpacked event that also saw the reveal of the Galaxy Fold 4 and Flip 4.

According to the company, the devices have been designed to shape health and wellness habits thanks to great insights.


The Galaxy Watch 5 will retail at KES 36,999 while the Watch 5 Pro will retail at KES 51,999.


Galaxy Watch5 is equipped with Samsung’s BioActive Sensor which drives the era of digital health monitoring. 

The sensor combines three health sensors – Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to deliver readings that include heart rate, blood oxygen level, and even stress level.

The 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor works in combination with the other sensors of the Galaxy Watch5 series, including the newly introduced temperature sensor, to provide users with an in-depth understanding of their wellness.

Its Body Composition measurement tool provides a complete snapshot of the user’s overall health.

Others are Sleep Scores that monitor stages of sleep, along with snore detection and and blood oxygen levels.

Galaxy Watch5 comes with 13% larger battery.

The Pro model features enhanced Sapphire Crystal that better resists any wear and tear and a durable titanium casing that protects the display.

Samsung adds that the Galaxy Watch5 Pro has the largest battery of a Galaxy Watch.

The GPX, that’s available for the first time on a Galaxy Watch, will become handy for people who like to go out on hikes.


“We are living in an age where Kenyans are quite conscious about their health. With this in mind we are dedicated to giving our Galaxy Watch community the tools, data, and resources needed to not only understand their overall health and wellness better but to guide them on their journey,” said Mr. Charles Kimari, Director of Mobile Experience Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa Ltd.

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