Apple Watch Series 5 was released on September 20, 2019 following it’s apple watch series. It was officially announced on September 10, 2019 in the Apple Event. According to Apple Watch Series 5 Review from different sources we can say that, Series 5 isn’t a great upgrade over series 4, but has some decent features like Always-on display, Compass sensor, International Emergency Service etc. But it has a major drawback of reduced battery life due to Always-on display feature.

The Aluminium case is available in 3 different color variants:

  • Gold
  • Silver 
  • Space Gray
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Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Overview

Release Date September 20, 2019
Color Variants Gold, Silver, Space Gray 
Display 1.78″ LTPO OLED Display (368 x 448 px)
Operating System (OS) watchOS 6
Chipset Apple S5
RAM 1 GB DRAM 
Internal Storage 32GB
Battery 296 mAh
Dimensions (44.0 x 38.0 x 10.7)mm / (1.73 x 1.50 x 0.42)inch
Weight 36.7 g /  1.294 oz

Apple Watch Series 5 Design: “You’ve Never Seen A Watch Like This”

  • Made up of Aluminium Frame
  • Front is protected with Gorilla Glass
  • Rear is protected with Sapphire or Ceramic Crystal
  • 50m Underwater Resistance 

Apple Watch Series 5 is made up of Aluminium Frame, while the front is protected with Gorilla Glass and rear is protected with Sapphire or Ceramic Crystal. Series 5 Aluminium case is available in 3 different color varients – Gold, Silver and Space Gray. It is almost identical to series 4, having Digital Crown on the top right along with microphone. The side button is located just below the Digital Crown and the speaker is located on the left. The rear of the watch has the Optical Heart Rate sensor to measure the Heart Rate and ECG (Electrocardiography) with the help of heart’s Electrical signals.

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The Watch has an underwater resistance upto 50m. It has a sleek dimension of (44.0 x 38.0 x 10.7)mm and weighs around 36.7g. Apple Watch series 5 is available in two size variants – 40mm (GPS or GPS+ cellular) and 44mm (GPS or GPS+ cellular). There are also options in Body material, bands and colors. The cellular model allows you to make and recieve calls even when your iphone is not with you.

Apple Watch Series 5 Display: Always-On Retina Display

  • 1.78″ LTPO OLED Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • Resolution – 368 x 448 px 
  • Refresh rate can go as low as 1Hz
  • Always-on Display

Apple Watch series 5 features a 1.78″ LTPO OLED Capacitive Touchscreen Display with a resolution of 368 x 448 px. It has a pixel density of 326ppi with a screen-to-body ratio of approx ~60%. The standout feature added to Series 5 is Always-on display, which most of the users were waiting for. In this feature the display gets dim when not in use (inactive) and brightens up when you raise your wrist to make it active. Tho it has a negative impact on the battery life.

apple watch series 5 display
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The device has a variable refresh rate, which allows the refresh rate to drop down as low as 1Hz when it’s inactive. By this way, it maintains the 18 hours battery life even with an Always-on Display. The display is protected with Ion-x Strengthened glass, which protects the display from scratches. The screen can go upto the maximum brightness of 1000 nits, which allows you to view the screen clearly under the bright sun.

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Processor and Performance

  • Operating System – watchOS 6
  • Powered with Apple S5 Chipset

Apple Watch Series 5 runs on watchOS 6 Operating System. It has a 64-bit dual-core S5 Processor paired with 1 GB DRAM. The device is powered with Apple S5 Chipset along with PowerVR GPU. The Series 5 is best for fitness freak peoples, as its heart rate sensor is quite accurate and updates us while doing workout. It keeps a track of your daily workout and gives you the data like calories burned, steps moved,etc. It also shows ECG (Electrocardiography) by using heart rate sensor.

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Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Features

Apple Watch Series 5 has some amazing standout features like:

  • In-Built Compass – It shows the direction in which you are going and also shows the elevation above the sea level using GPS. 
  • Heart Rate Sensor – It measures your heart beat and ECG quite accurately. If you have some medical problems then this feature is best for you.
  • Siri – The performance of siri has been improved in the new Series 5.

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Storage and Battery

  • Internal Storage – 32 GB
  • Battery – 296 mAh

Apple Watch Series 5 has an internal storage of 32 GB. The storage space was increased as compared to Series 4 which is a good thing. I don’t think that you’d have any problem with the storage space for Apple Watch Series 5.

The device is powered by a 296 mAh (1.13Wh) battery which runs out quickly due to Always-on Display feature. The users are not happy with the battery life of Series 5. I won’t suggest you to upgrade to new Apple Watch Series 5 just because you want some additional features. 

Best Available Prices:

Prices in India:

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32GB / 1GB (Gold, Silver, Space Gray) (40mm / 44mm) ₹40,900.00 / ₹43,900.00  

Prices in America:

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32GB / 1GB (Gold, Silver, Space Gray) (40mm / 44mm) $399.00 / $499.00  

Prices in UK:

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32GB / 1GB (Stainless Steel) (40mm / 44mm) £749.00 / £799.00   

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