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Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Has One Annoying Design Flaw
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, marking the first time the company has drastically changed its smartwatch design. Not only is it Samsung’s biggest smartwatch at 45mm, but it also was made for people who lead a more active lifestyle — and although most of the changes lean on the positive side, it does have one glaring design flaw.
It appears Samsung may have forgotten users are supposed to be able to charge its smartwatches on the back of the company’s phones. Reverse wireless charging, which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare, requires that the two devices touch each other, which is something owners of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will be unable to do.
As SamMobile points out, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro's new strap design means that it will never be able to touch the back of a phone because it is permanently elevated. That's not an issue with the smartwatch's official charger, but that could also mean it won't be compatible with other third-party wireless chargers that require the wearable to lay flat.