Apple Watch Series 5 Specifications and Features – The Apple Watch 5 is the latest smartwatch from Apple, it succeeds the now discontinued Apple Watch 4. The Watch 5 comes in a sophisticated design that’s classy and very slim with the wide 1.78 inch display, while having 32GB storage, inbuilt loudspeaker and microphone with new offerings such as noise app, always on display, international calling, App store now on Watch 5, menstrual cycle tracking, and has about 18 hours battery life on mixed usage.
The Watch 5 is a beauty to behold, it’s available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, and also available in two models; GPS ONLY and GPS + Cellular. The GPS model is made of aluminum, while the GPS + Cellular model is available in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic, with prices going up in that other.
The Watch 5 has a very wide 1.78 inch(44mm), 1.57 inch(40mm) display, yet compact. It features the infographic display introduced to the Watch 4 which allows you see more complication at a glance, while also featuring the innovative digital crown button with hepatic feedback that offers a click-like feel as you scroll, in addition to touchscreen and a physical button which no doubt makes navigation a bliss on this device.
The Watch 5 being a standalone smartwatch allows you to call, text and stream the entire Apple music library, while also introducing international emergency calling that enables you call emergency contacts in almost anywhere in the world.
The Watch 5 is available in two special editions; Apple Watch Nike available in silver and space gray aluminum and Apple Watch Hermès available in polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel.
Difference Between Apple Watch Series 5 GPS vs Cellular
The Watch 5 comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm and available in two models; GPS only and GPS+cellular. The difference between these two is that the later is a standalone smartwatch that allow you make and receive calls directly from the device independent of your phone. Moreover, it’s available in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic material unlike the GPS model that’s only available in aluminum material.
Apple Watch Series 5 Features
- 1.78 inch/ 1.57 inch OLED display, touchscreen with 1 physical button and digital crown with hepatic feedback.
- Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
- Customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store.
- Find my phone, control music on Smartphone and remote camera control.
- Keeps you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS and calls, so you never get to miss important updates.
- Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
- 22mm(40mm), 24mm(44mm) interchangeable elastomer straps.
- Compatible with iOS 12.0+ devices.
- Inbuilt microphone supports Apple Siri and loudspeaker(50% louder) that lets you play media files anywhere.
- 32GB (GPS + Cellular)/(GPS ONLY) onboard storage capacity lets you take your music with you.
- Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
- GPS + Cellular model is a standalone smartwatch that allow you call, text and stream Apple music without needing your phone.
- Addedalways-on display.
- Added Apps now accessible directly from your wrist.
- Added international calling that lets call respective emergency contacts in almost anywhere in the world.
Apple Watch Series 5 Fitness Tracking Features
- Preloaded sport modes include yoga, cycling, indoor and outdoor running and swimming.
- Tracks your swimming activities which includes laps count, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.
- Pair wirelessly with compatible gym equipments.
- Features the Breath App which can help return you back to calm by encouraging you to take a moment in your day, to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction.
- Inbuilt GPS enables you to track outdoor activities, so you can see your pace in real-time, location and routes.
- Customized experience for wheelchair users to close their Activity rings, in addition to dedicated workouts.
- Tracks your sleep cycle and stages.
- Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can manage the intensity of your training.
- Tracks your steps, distance, calories and sedentary reminder.
- Activity rings; stand, move and exercise helps monitor your daily activities, and can tell when you’re sitting, standing or exercising more often than required. You can as well compete with friends.
- ECG tracking that lets you take instant ECG test directly from your wrist which can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm.
- Incidental fall detection that can help you seek and get immediate help when a fall has occurred by auto dialing preset emergency contacts when a fall has occurred.
- Added menstrual cycle tracking that allow you log your cycle which can help you monitor and detect changes.
- Added Noise App that alerts you when decibels rise to levels that can impact your hearing.
Apple Watch Series 5 Review