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Apple Watch Series 5 official launched with an always-on display feature

Alongside its launching of the so much anticipated iPhone 11 series, today, Apple has also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 5. The Series 5 comes with a lot of improvements over the Apple Watch Series 4 from last year.

One of the biggest changes in the Series 5 is the addition of a new Always on Display which is finally now available on the Apple Watch. For this, the company is using a new low power display driver, a new ambient light sensor, and what the company claims is the only LTPO display out there in a watch which can set dynamic refresh rates for the display from up to 60Hz all the way down to 1Hz, for extra battery saving.

The Apple Watch Series 5 will also come with compass, which users can add to their home screen as well. The company has also improved emergency calling in its LTE models, which will now allow users to call emergency services in over 100 countries even without an iPhone.

Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is available in multiple cases, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Ceramic. The aluminum Series 5 Apple Watch will be available in silver, space gray, and gold. The stainless steel watch will be available in gold, space black, and polish colours.

Apple Watch Series 5 in Space gray aluminum
Apple Watch Series 5 in Space gray aluminum

Apple Watch Series 5 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – USA, LATAM, Canada
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, September
  • Status: Release 2019, September

Design

  • Dimensions: 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (1.73 x 1.50 x 0.42 in)
  • Weight: 47.8 g (1.69 oz)
  • Colours: Space Black, Silver, Gold
  • Build: Stainless Steel frame; all-ceramic/sapphire crystal back
  • SIM: Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
  • 50m waterproof
  • ECG certified (region dependent SW application; HW available on all models)

Display

  • Type: LTPO OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 1.78 inches, 10.0 cm2 (~60.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 448 x 368 pixels (~326 ppi density)
  • Protection: Sapphire crystal glass
  • 3D Touch display
  • 1000 nits
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • watchOS 6.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Apple S5
  • GPU: PowerVR
  • Internal: 32GB
  • Memory Card slot: No

Camera

  • No

Multimedia

  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: No

Other Feature

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate (2nd gen), barometer, compass
  • Natural language commands and dictation (talking mode)

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • Charging: Wireless charging

Models: A2156, A2157, A2094, A2095

Apple Watch Series 5 Price and Availability

The Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $399 for the GPS model, and $499 for the LTE model. The watch can be pre-ordered starting today itself, and will go on sale starting September 20.

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