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Apple Watch Series 5 announced

Apple has announced its newest wearable with new features called the Apple Watch Series 5.

One of its newest features is the existence of a built-in compass where your location can now be revealed in the watch. Another feat is the Always-On Retina display which allows you to see the screen even if you tilt the device.

“We’ve seen Apple Watch have a meaningful impact on our customers’ lives and we’re excited to deliver even more capabilities with Apple Watch Series 5 and watchOS 6 — The seamless integration of new hardware and software delivers an enhanced experience that makes it even easier to stay active and connected to the people and information users care about,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

Among its sensors are the Swim detection, Fall detection, Heart-rate, and Electrodiagram (ECG) scanner. It still retains the Menstrual cycle tracker, Apple Pay, and Music capability.

Apple Watch specs:

  • Always-on Retina display
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Built-in Compass
  • International emergency calling
  • Heart-rate sensor
  • ECG
  • GPS
  • Swim detection, Fall detection
  • Menstrual cycle tracker
  • Apple Pay
  • Enhanced Siri
  • Apple Music
  • watchOS 6
  • Recycled Aluminum material
  • Gold, Space Black, Pink, Titanium, Ceramic White
  • Nike models, Hermes models

The Apple Watch Series 5 starts at USD 399 while the GPS + Cellular model is priced at USD 499. It is now available for orders and will arrive in stores starting on September 20.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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1 Response

  1. badbana says:

    your definition of “always on” is misleading. what it means is the screen will always be shown unlike before the screen goes to sleep.

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