Samsung, Apple, and Others Were Found to Have Misrepresented the Dimensions of Their Smartwatches, but Did They Really?

 Samsung, Apple, and Others Were Found to Have Misrepresented the Dimensions of Their Smartwatches, but Did They Really?

This month saw the release of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. While Samsung did not pay attention to the measurements of the wearables, a YouTuber discovered that the South Korean corporation distorted the data about the thickness of the wristwatch. Not only Samsung, but many companies, including Apple, may have failed to provide you with the numbers you need. The YouTuber, on the other hand, claims that Fitbit is one of the few companies that provides accurate measurements for their devices.

According to a video broadcast on the YouTube channel DC Rainmaker, Samsung and Apple have provided "flawed" information on the thickness of their newly released wearables, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. According to Samsung, the non-pro model is 9.8mm thick, while the Pro model is 10.5mm thick. When the YouTuber checked, the dimensions were shown to be 13.11mm and 15.07mm.

This obviously gives the appearance that Samsung (and Apple) misled the thickness facts. But it appears that they are not entirely incorrect. When we hear that a smartwatch is "xyz"mm thick, we think that it refers to the "real thickness" of the wearable, which includes the thickness of the sensors. However, it turns out both Samsung and Apple measure the thickness of the wristwatch without including the sensor.

The rationale for this style/type of measurement is unknown, however the YouTuber speculates that it might be because companies believe the sensors on the rear panel are absorbed in our skin while we wear it. However, this has no effect on the watch's actual thickness. It should also be noted that Samsung mentions in the statement that they measured the thickness without the sensor. (Excellent work, Samsung!)

The YouTuber double-checks the thickness, this time without the sensor, and confirms the allegations. Based on this cross-checking, it is reasonable to infer that neither Samsung nor Apple have misrepresented measurements or supplied inaccurate information. It's only that they use a separate thickness measurement system that no one understands. Companies may clarify this in the future or be more visible in showing their preferred method of determining thickness.

tags: samsung,apple,smartwatch,smartphone

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