Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 Professional is a good smartwatch, even when its worth and measurement make it troublesome to suggest to everybody. If there’s one factor that is actually divisive about it, it is the band. Some customers find it irresistible, others — myself included — discover it finicky. It doesn’t matter what aspect of the controversy you fall on, one factor’s for certain: charging the watch with the band all the time connected may be annoying. In the event you’ve discovered your self wishing the watch would lay flat in your bedside desk, Samsung has a brand new accent meant to “repair” this band’s largest concern.


By default, the Galaxy Watch 5 Professional makes use of a D-buckle band. In the event you’ve by no means used one, you spend a minute or so sizing it to your wrist while you first get the watch, locking it in place earlier than utilizing a magnetic latch to launch or place the band as wanted. The upside to that is apparent, as you possibly can take the gadget off or slap it again in your wrist with one hand quicker than some other customary watch strap. In fact, the draw back is that it’s going to all the time be strapped collectively, stopping you from laying it flat on a desk. This band additionally interferes with reverse wi-fi charging on many smartphones, together with these from Samsung, until you detach the band or depend on an unintended workaround, like flipping the band inside out.

So, naturally, Samsung has give you an answer for a type of points. As noticed by 9to5Google, a brand new Galaxy Watch charging cradle is up on Samsung’s web site, although you possibly can’t purchase it simply but. Whereas it will not make reverse wi-fi charging simpler, it’s going to can help you place a Watch 5 Professional flat on a charging floor whereas the band curves across the inside the stand.

Actually, this accent is an answer to an issue created by Samsung. Many individuals love the D buckle band included with the Watch 5 Professional, however I feel it was a significant mistake for the corporate to incorporate it by default. You may, in fact, get a distinct band when you purchase it from Samsung immediately, however not when you purchase it from Finest Purchase, Amazon, or different retailers. Most patrons will get this strap by default and, if they do not prefer it, might want to drop further money on a third-party band to switch it.

So, when you’ve discovered your self annoyed with how the Watch 5 Professional sits in your desk whereas charging, this may simply be the accent you have been ready for. There is no phrase on pricing or availability particulars simply but, although we’ll you should definitely replace each time it goes on sale.