The Gadget Guru

User-friendly smartwatch falls flat on battery life

Samsung Galaxy’s Watch 5 would be a slam dunk but for an unacceptable need to recharge after just one day of use

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5: the battery needs recharging after just one day’s use

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, price: €309, rating ****

Good, but not great. That’s the easiest way to describe Samsung’s Watch 5, the lower priced of two new watches aimed at convincing its phone users to stick with the brand when it comes to add-on smart devices.

The strap is a key positive here. It’s a relatively cheap looking silicone affair, but a good design choice as the texture means it can double up nicely for ...