Not sure why it took Apple four generations of Apple Watch to implement Always-On Retina display… Oh, right, the battery life… Never mind. Anyways, Always-On Retina display is finally a thing and it is a feature on the new Apple Watch Series 5 which was announced earlier today.
In addition, the new Apple Watch Series 5 also touts built-in compass (nifty), and an International Emergency Calling. The latter allows you to call emergency services straight from Apple Watch in over 150 countries even without your iPhone.
Another highlight is the material used which now includes an all-new titanium, in addition to the usual aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic. The design is, well, as you can see, did not depart from when it started 4 years ago. No words on the inner workings of the new Apple Watch.
Apple is marketing heavily on its Compass for navigation feature, Always-On Retina Display, the International Emergency Calling function, and of course, watchOS 6 which touts a female health app, Cycle Tracking app, for keeping tabs on menstrual cycles and more.
If you are looking for radical design, Apple Watch Series 5 is not it. However, if you are for features, perhaps watchOS 6 can be at your service.
But this service is going to cost you. Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at $399 and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499. If you are not into everything newest, the good news is, Apple has dropped the Series 3 GPS and GPS + Cellular models starting price to $199 and $299, respectively.
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