The Apple September 2019 event wasn’t just about the new iPhones. There was an update to the most popular smartwatch in the market: the Apple Watch. I didn’t expect them to do a whole lot for the next generation. Good thing Apple didn’t rest on its laurels and announced the Apple Watch Series 5!
What’s New With The Apple Watch Series 5?
If there’s one standout feature that Series 5 has over its predecessors, it’s the always-on display! I know that other smartwatches got this to work but Apple doesn’t settle for just making it work. It has to not affect every other aspect of the watch itself. Good thing Apple continuously improved its own LTPO display technology! This lets the Apple Watch Series 5 have an always-on display while still keeping that 18-hour battery life!
Series 5 now also has a built-in compass, which is perfect for those hikes that could get you lost sometimes. The latest Apple Watch now comes in a new titanium finish and the return of ceramic! Series 5 Cellular models now have the ability to do the international emergency calling. In this way, you can be sure to call any emergency hotline wherever you are.
If you need a more detailed look at what’s in the Apple Watch Series 5, here are the specs:
- Always-On Retina Display (using LTPO technology)
- Comes in 44mm and 40mm sizes (same as Series 4)
- Built-in compass
- ECG capabilities (limited to certain countries)
- 64-bit dual-core S5 processor
- Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi
- LTE support through Cellular models
- 32GB of onboard storage
Apple Watch Series 5 Pricing and Release
Series 5 comes in different case finishes: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Ceramic. Price starts at $399 for the 40mm GPS model with an Aluminum case. It’s $499 for the Cellular model. Pre-order is available NOW for all models. Normal Apple Watch models and the Hermès models will ship on September 20. Apple Watch Nike comes out on October 4.
Apple Watch Series 3 stays in the lineup for just $199 (GPS) / $299 (Cellular).
What do you think of the newest Apple Watch? Is it worth upgrading from your current Apple Watch? (Maybe not the Series 4.) Sound off in the comments!