In today’s Keynote, Tim Cook introduced the brand-new Apple Watch Series 5. This new watch introduces an always-on display: the first ever in an Apple Watch, international emergency calling and a couple other nice things.
The new Apple Watch Series 5 comes with an always-on display, that permits the contents of the screen to remain visible at all times, no matter the conditions. Every watch face has been specifically optimized by Apple for the new low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display, to deliver all-day 18-hour battery life. This has been made possible with the new screen technologies in the Series 5.
Now, for the first time ever the Apple Watch (with cellular) will be getting international emergency calling, regardless your data plan. This is great news for people who travel abroad often who now will be able to call emergency services right from their watch in a foreign country in case of need. Additionally, if your watch senses that you’ve taken a hard fall and you remain motionless for more than a minute, it will automatically call for help if this feature is enabled.
Apple has integrated a compass into the watch, allowing for better navigation. The compass will also be available as three new watch face complications, so users will be able to quickly see what direction they are going towards as well as heading, incline, latitude, longitude and current elevation.
Last but not least, the Series 5 will now come with the refreshed ceramic and all-new titanium finishes. In Apple retail stores, customers can now try different watch and band combinations, to create their own style that tailors to what they like best. WatchOS 6 has also been officially released with this new watch introducing features like the noise app, its own app store and cycle tracking.
In terms of pricing, this new watch will run you $399 for the non-cellular Aluminium version, and $499 for the cellular model. The stainless steel cases start at $699, Titanium at $799, and Ceramic at $1,299. Finally, you can order the new Apple Watch on the 20th of September.
What are your thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 5?