Along with the announcement of the new 7th gen iPad, Apple also announced the next-gen wearable device, the Apple Watch Series 5. The new Apple Series 5 smartwatch comes with an Always-On Retina display, a built-in compass, New location features, watchOS 6 and much more.
Apple Watch Series 5 features a new Retina display that allows the time and important information to remain visible at all times. All watch faces have been optimized for the new display and to preserve battery life, the screen intelligently dims when a user’s wrist is down and returns to full brightness with a raise or a tap. The combination of hardware and software allows Apple Watch Series 5 to offer up to 18-hour battery life.
Further, Location features on Apple Watch Series 5 provide users great navigation tool. The new built-in compass and updated Maps app allow users to see which way they are facing. The new Compass app helps to see the heading, incline, latitude, longitude, and current elevation. Users can even add one of three new Compass complications to their watch face to see direction at a glance.
For personal safety, while traveling, users with cellular models of Apple Watch Series 5 can now complete international calls to emergency services, regardless of where the device was originally purchased or if the cellular plan has been activated. International emergency calling also works with fall detection, if enabled, to automatically place an emergency call if Apple Watch senses the user has taken a hard fall and remains motionless for about a minute.
The Apple Watch Series 5 will run on WatchOS 6 which brings features like App Store, Dynamic watch faces, audio API, and more. Read more about the WatchOS 6 here.
Apple Watch Series 5 comes in a new case material made of titanium. Classic styles like the stainless steel case in gold, silver, and space black remain, while the aluminum case in silver, gold and space gray is now made for the first time from 100 percent recycled 7000 series aluminum. Apple Watch Nike features a new watch face inspired by the classic Nike Windrunner jacket design, accompanied by new colors of the Nike Sport Band and reflective Nike Sport Loop. Apple Watch Hermès introduces several new styles, including an update to last fall’s popular color block band, now in a new Della Cavalleria print, and an all-black version with an exclusive Hermès gradient watch face.
Pricing and Availability
- Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at $399 and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499.
- Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 20 in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and 38 other countries and regions.
- Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 20 in the US, Puerto Rico, and 20 other countries and regions.
- Apple Watch Nike is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, October 4 in the US, Puerto Rico and more than 51 other countries and regions.