With the release of new arrival “Apple Watch Series 5” in September 2019, Apple proceeds further its domain over the growing global “Smartwatch” market. Apple has also confirmed its latest “watchOS 6.0” to be available on watch series 3 & 4. The previous “Watch Series 4” was admired for its gorgeous display, excellent battery life, and health-tracking features; the new “Watch Series 5” is likewise the same with a slight improvement over its predecessor.
Always-on display in “Watch series 5” allows the user to feel like a traditional digital watch. Appearances between the Apple Watch Series 5 and the previous Watch Series 4 are quite similar. However, Apple has pushed its latest Watch screen right to the edges and curved the corners of the Watch to make it bigger and visually appealing. Apple’s latest watchOS 6.0 provides a more insightful and delightful interface and allows the user to customize with new Watch Faces. In a market, it is available in two models: Stainless steel and Titanium with available colors: space black, silver, and gold.
There are no significant differences between Apple Watch Series 5 2019 and Watch Series 4 2018. The major leap of “Apple Watch Series 5” from “Series 4” is better internal storage: from 16GB to 32GB and featured Always-on display.
- Display: Always-on display, OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Resolution: 448 x 368 pixels (326 ppi density), Sapphire crystal glass
- OS: watchOS 6.0
- Storage: 32GB (only internal)
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery, wireless charging, 18hrs with Always-on display
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate (2nd gen), compass
- Sound: Loudspeaker, no headphone jack
- Color: Space Black, Silver, Gold
Apple Watch Series 5 has two models: Stainless steel and Titanium. Stainless steel model costs around $399, whereas the Titanium model costs around $799 in the US. Although it isn’t available in a Nepal market yet, the previous Apple’s “Watch Series 4” costs RS 68000. The estimated price of Apple Watch Series 5 is around RS 75,000 in Nepal. It will be soon available in “Olize Store” and “Tamrakar Complex” or around “New Road” in Kathmandu.
Apple has been dominating the “smartwatch” platform for so long, and it is for various good reasons: a wide range of apps, fall detection, and many more. Apple’s Smartwatches are considered best by many. Apple Watch Series 5 does offer 18 hours of battery life with an Always-on screen display that grants users a full digital watch experience. However, Always-on display technology is no new tech trends in the market. Considering the time gap, Apple falls far behind from Android tech in comparison. The biggest flaw of Watch series 5 is its limited device connectivity. It is only supported by iPhones starting from iPhone 6S and has very minor upgrades. Since watchOS 6.0 became available to previous-gen Apple’s Watch Series 3 & 4, Watch Series 5 has very few to offer for a new experience.
For the previous owner of “Watch Series 3 & 4”, if you value Always-on display and better navigation compass, then Watch Series 5 is worth an upgrade.