11 September 2019
As expected, the Apple Watch Series 5 is here but with a similar design and size as the predecessor Apple Watch Series 4. It means you would not notice much difference in terms of physical appearance. But the moment you will pick it up, you will know the difference instantly as the new Apple Watch 5 not only has Always On Display but is also available with two new materials Ceramic and Titanium.
The Always On Display works exactly the same way you would expect it to. It will allow you to check vital details on your Apple Watch Series 5 by simply lifting your wrist and not waking up the watch every time. The team has also added a compass to the new smartwatch for better and more accurate navigations. It can also show data like latitude, longitude, heading, and incline. There is even an updated Apple Maps application for the same purposes.
The Apple Watch 5 comes with international calling support to help users get in touch with emergency numbers quickly. This functionality will be available in over 150 countries but will work with only the cellular model. If enabled, this will work automatically for fall detection if a user takes a hard fall and is motionless for a minute.
On the software front, it will be running watchOS 6 that was released earlier this year. It is Apple's new operating system for the smartwatch which brings various new features. Some of these include a new Cycle Tracking app for helping users keep a log of their menstrual cycle and see predictions like the next period and fertile windows. The new Apple Watch is claimed to last for up to 18 hours on a single charge.
Apple has priced the Apple Watch 5 GPS model at $399 and the cellular model at $499. While the new models can be preordered today itself, they will go on sale from September 30th. Other than this, there are new Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Hermes collections. The Nike collection includes new color bands, new watch faces, and reflective Nike Sport Loop. As for the later, there are new color options and an exclusive watch face.