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    Apple Watch Series 5 – A Worthy Upgrade?

    Everyone was really hyped about the Apple Event which was held on 10th September 2019. As everyone was hoping for something new this year, Apple did managed to stand on everyone’s expectations, but “only a bit”. Now the event is over, here we are with all the updates. Apple Event had a bunch of stuff like Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 11 series, new Generation iPad. Introduction of Apple Arcade, Apple TV Plus and Apple Watch Studio was also a part of it. Apple’s new devices felt like “Old wine in new bottles”.

    With all said and done, let’s talk about the Apple Watch Series 5.


    Source: Apple

    Cut to the chase:

    • Apple Watch Series 5 comes with the different built materials
    • It is having All new Always-On Retina Display
    • Prices of Series 3 goes down
    • Apple Watch Studio: Now buy a self-customized Apple Watch for yourself  

    Built and Design:

    Firstly, Apple Watch Series 5 comes with four different built options, 100 percent  Recyclable 7000 series Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Ceramic and an all-new Titanium. However, Series 5 is having the same design as the previous generation Apple Watch.

    Secondly, Apple has gone with an Always-On Retina Display. The screen intelligently dims when a user’s wrist is down and returns to full brightness with a raise or a tap.This will help in saving some juice as a result of which having an all-day 18-hour battery life.

    The screen intelligently dims and brightens with the motion of the wrist.
    Source: Apple

    Apple has implemented the following new technology in it.

    • low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display (LTPO)
    • ultra-low power display driver
    • efficient power management integrated circuit
    • new ambient light sensor

    watchOS 6:

    With Apple’s R&D team, Apple has optimized the watchOS with their studies. These are:

    Apple Hearing Study:

    It helps users understand the ambient sound levels in environments such as concerts and sporting events that could negatively impact hearing.

    Apple Women’s Health Study:

    It gives customers(women) the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles, and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile windows using the convenience of Apple Watch.

    Apple Heart and Movement Study:

    • Apple Heart and Movement Study: It helps the user to know more about their physical activity and also the heart health of the customer.

    In addition, watchOS 6 comes with many new dynamic watch faces, which will definitely look pretty cool along with the new bands.

    With the Cycle Tracking app, women can log information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for upcoming period and fertile windows.
    Source: Apple

    Navigation:

    Apple Watch Series 5 comes with updated hardware and software for navigation. It is having an in-built compass and an updated Map app which will allow the user to see the direction in which they are facing. With this, it has a new compass app, which will allow us to see our heading, incline, latitude, longitude and current elevation.

    International Emergency Calling:

    This feature doesn’t mean that you can make calls abroad, to your friends and family. It is meant for safety. If you are in danger, regardless of your international roaming plans and the place from where you purchased the device, you can make international emergency calls and you will surely receive help.

    Apple Watch Series 5 can now complete calls to emergency services when traveling internationally.
    Source: Apple

    In addition, the watch is also having Fall Detection present. This means that an emergency call will be placed automatically if the Apple Watch senses a hard fall and finds the user is motionless for a minute. This feature is not a default feature, you will have to enable it.

    Apple Watch Studio:

    For the first time, the user can enjoy a more personalized experienced when they are purchasing the Apple Watch Series 5. Customers will be allowed to choose the case and the band they want to go for.

    Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at $399 (US) and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499.
    The popular Series 3 (GPS), with built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensor and water resistance, starts at a new low price of $199 and Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is $299.

    Customers can now pick their preferred case and band combination.
    Source: Apple

    In conclusion, Apple Watch Series 5 is a minor upgrade over the previous generation Series 4. But Apple has managed to include some useful features.
    Will you go for the low priced Series 3 or will you invest the money in an all-new Series 5? Comment down below and follow us on our social media handles in order to get regular tech news updates.

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