At today’s Apple event in Steve Jobs Theatre, they not only launched iPhone 11and iPhone 11 Pro series, but also other tech. And this is the one which is one of the awaited Apple product, Apple Watch. Today the Apple Watch Series 5 is unveiled with lots of improvements over the Series 4. So let’s have a look at those changes.
Design & Built:
This time Apple went for more customizable options for Watch Series 5, rather than just few options. Consumers can choose a variety of designs and colours for the band. It has an option of new shell material, Titanium. It’s lighter than Aluminium while maintaining the same durability. The stainless steel material is also present there. Both aluminium and stainless steel comes with Space Grey/Black, Gold, and Silver colour options. Titanium variant has Natural Silver and Space Black colour options.
Always on Display:
It has a 1.78 inch display which is LTPO OLED, first in the industry. This allows the watch to give an always-on display. When not in use or with stable hands, the display brightness goes lower and with a refresh rate of just 1fps. The ambient light sensor and other sensors help to keep the display awake all the time without compromising on battery.
This does not seem to be a new thing in smartwatches. We have seen compass before but that works with GPS i.e. with the internet. Now with Series 5, there’s a new chip inside which provides an actual compass to the watch. We can not only see proper direction without internet, but other stuff like latitude, longitude, and current elevation. This will give better direction icon in Maps.
International Emergency Calls:
With this feature, users can make emergency calls in more than 100 countries without internet, but only on the cellular variant. And it doesn’t need to be connected to the iPhone.
Other features are similar to previous Apple Watch. Like heart rate sensor, sleep & run tracking, notifications synced with iPhone, separate connection with Airpods, etc.
Pricing & Availability:
- Series 5 (GPS only) – $399 (₹28,670 approx.)
- Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) – $499 (₹35,860 approx.)
- Available from Apple Online Store right now, shipping starts from 20th September.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. What are your thoughts on this Apple Watch Series 5? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.