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Apple watch Series 5 Full Specifications – The much talked about Apple watch series 5 is set to be released 20th September. It’s succeeds the Apple Watch Series 4 released last year and has now been discontinued as announced by the tech giant. This leaves us with the new Watch 5 and the older Watch 3 released two years ago as a cheaper alternative.

The Watch 5 as expected is a more comprehensive activity tracker with menstrual cycle tracking, hearing tracking and compass added. It also comes with the WatchOS 6 out of the box which enables your favorite apps to now be accessible directly from the Watch 5. Moreover, the Watch 5 supports international emergency calling that’ll now allow you call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.

Other notable features of the Watch 5 are same features introduced to the discontinued Watch 4 such as incidental fall detection, ECG tracking, digital crown with hepatic feedback and many more advance features including the 64-bit dual-core processor S5 chip that improves performance of the Watch 5.

Apple Watch Series 5 Full Specifications

 apple watch series 5 (44mm)

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameApple Watch Series 5
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorApple Watch Series 4
Successor--
Released dateSeptember, 2019
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeLTPO OLED
Display size1.78 inches (44mm)
1.57 inches (40mm)
Screen resolution448 x 368 pixels (44mm)
324 x 394 pixels (40mm)
Density--
Input typeTouchscreen,
1 button plus
digital crown
with hepatic feedback

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)

Weight36.1 g (non-LTE)
47.8 g (LTE)
(44mm)

30.1 g (non-LTE)
36.7 g (LTE)
(40mm)
Casing materialStainless steel
Aluminum (GPS)
Titanium
with
Ceramic and sapphire crystal back
Strap/band materialElastomer
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Strap size125 - 210mm
Screen protectionSapphire crystal glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, silver, gold

MEMORY

RAM0.768GB
Internal storage32GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSA-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G/4G
SIM slote-SIM
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
CaloriesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer Yes
AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensorsECG, compass

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)WatchOS 6.0
ChipsetApple S4, 64bit
CPUDual core
GPUPowerVR

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeStandby :3 days + , Mixed usage: 18hrs+
ChargingMagnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemApple Pay
Compatibility iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later
Companion appApple watch APP
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm)
Straps
Magnetic charging cable + USB adapter
Quick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $420 (GPS)

Premium Design

The Watch 5 spots same design as the Watch 4, it same lightweight and sophisticated design with a fine finish that truly defines a premium smartwatch. The Watch 5 is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, and both are 10.7mm thick which leaves these two with an attractive and classy appearance.

Both versions of the Watch 5 are lightweight, and are very comfortable wear all day long. LTPO AMOLED still powers the display on the two models offering a very interactive and rich display. There’s has been report that Apple is working on a micro-LED display that consumes less power, this hopefully will improve the abysmal battery life of future Apple watches.

The Watch 5 is available in various materials, aluminum for the GPS only edition, and stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and ceramics for the GPS + Cellular editions. Prices starts at $400 for the aluminum and goes up in that order with the ceramic edition being most expensive.

The Watch 5 still features the digital crown button with hepatic feedback that was introduced in the Watch 4 which offers a click-free feel as you scroll. This eased navigation on the Watch 4 and would also make navigating the Watch 5 very easy.

There’re lots of strap materials to choose from, prices varies for different materials with premium ones priced higher. The watch face can be customized, you can choose from the hundreds of available watch faces in the App store. And with the always-on display feature of the Watch 5, you can showcase your style.

Storage/Media

Apple increased the storage capacity of the Watch 5. All editions of the Watch 5 will have 32GB storage capacity which is twice that of the Watch 4 and 3.

Water Resistance Rating

Just like the Watch 4 and 3, the Watch 5 is rated 5ATM which means its waterproof up to 50 meters. This makes it swim-proof, it’s safe to wear the Watch 5 to the pool, to the shower or perhaps you’re caught up in the rain, it shouldn’t be a problem. However, it’s advisable not to subject the Watch 5 to high pressure such as diving as this could damage the device.

Battery Life

Battery life hasn’t changed with the release of the Watch 5. It’ll last just as long as the Watch 3 and 4, it has been tested to last about 18 hours on regular usage. This isn’t impressive when compared to other high-end smartwatches like the Versa 2 and Galaxy Active 2 with more than 2 days battery life.

Although, David Price, in this report, had stated that Apple is pondering a long-term switch from the current OLED technology to micro-LED which consumes less power. And should this plan materialized, it will certainly improve that battery life of Apple smartwatches.

Cellular Connectivity

There’s a cellular edition of the Watch 5 which supports LTE connectivity this makes it a standalone smartwatch just like the older models. You can make and receive calls from the Watch 5. Moreover, the new international calling feature built into the Watch 5 will allow you call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.

Activity/Fitness Tracking

The Watch 5 is a more comprehensive activity tracker than the older models. Just in line with Apple’s ideology to improve wellness and activity tracking on its new watch, the Watch 5 is well equipped to track your active life as its loaded with lots of features that can improve your fitness level significantly.

Newly added features include compass that can give you more insightful details on your current location, menstrual cycle tracking for women, and the noise detection feature that can alert you when the sound becomes harmful to your ear. Activity tracking features on the Watch 5 includes,

  • Proactive heart rate monitoring that tracks your heart rate to give your detail insight on your heart rate variability.
  • Comprehensive sleep tracking.
  • Stress management, the Watch 5 can help you return to calm after a stressful day simply by taking the breathing session offered via the breath session app.
  • The Watch 5 tries to learn about your daily activities, and is able to tell when its right to move, sit or exercise via the activity ring.
  • GPS is inbuilt in the Watch 5 with altimeter and compass which makes it a great choice for outdoor activity tracking.
  • Added cycling tracking app that lets you log your period. This feature comes very useful for women as it can help you detect changes that might go unnoticed. The Watch 5 joins the likes of the Versa 2 and Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 also featuring the menstrual cycle logging.
  • Added hearing tracking, the Watch 5 features hearing tracking that lets you know when the sound is too high and unhealthy. The new Noise app senses when the roar of the crowd or the rumble of machinery reaches a level that may pose a risk.
  • Added compass feature for better location orientation. The Watch 5 features a compass feature that’s accessible right on the watch face. It gives you more insightful coordinate details on your location.
  • Fall detection available on the Watch 4 is also present on the Watch 5. The watch 5 can detect when a fall has occurred, and will send alert to a preset emergency contact. You can dismiss this action, but if you’re unresponsive after 60 seconds, a call is automatically placed. It’s one of the best safety feature as seen also on the latest Garmin smartwatches.
  • ECG tracking first introduced to the Watch 4 is also available on the Watch 5. The Watch 5 lets you take instant ECG test simply by placing your thumb on the digital crown which reports in about 30secs. This feature can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm that can be fatal if left untreated.
  • Added international emergency calling. The cellular models of the older Apple watches were able to contact emergency, but now Apple has added international emergency calling that enables the Watch 5 to contact the respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.

Notifications

The Watch 5 is well equipped to keep you connected to all that matters to you. It alerts you when there’s a new notification on your iPhone so you don’t get to miss important updates such as emails, calls and other notifications.

NFC is available which support Apple pay – a non-contactless payment system that lets you make payments on the go directly from the Watch 5.

Pros
  • Premium design.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Loudspeaker and microphone inbuilt.
  • Massive storage capacity.
  • Digital crown with hepatic feedback for easier navigation.
  • Always on display
  • Fast performance.
Cons
  • Battery life isn’t impressive.
  • Compatible with only iOS devices.

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