Its been more than six months now I am wearing the new Apple Watch Series 5 since it released. Apple launched the new Apple Watch series 5 with the new iPhone 11. I have been closely observing the new Apple Watch since I bought it. I was very excited to see the features on the new watch which wanted to see them on a smartwatch for very long. Always on-screen feature is the one which excites me more
The always-on screen features of the new Apple Watch series 5 helps a user to be more expressive as a wearable piece of fashionable technology. It also cuts the lag between reading any information on the wrist and that information pops up on the screen. Apple named this technology as “Always-On Retina Display”. Apple enabled the Apple Watch Series 5 to have Always-On capability by now using an LTPO (Low Temperature Polysilicone and Oxide) Retina Display. LTPO allows the Watch to vary the display’s refresh rate, dropping all the way to 1 Hertz in Always-On mode and upping it to 60 Hertz when the owner is interacting with the watch and its screen. The always on-screen feature is not just a software tweak but an entirely new display.
For the most part, Apple has not radically changed anything about the look and feel of the Apple Watch, but the Apple Watch Series 5 is really about increasing consumer choice and visual variety while implementing some new hardware and software features that help up the ante when consumers measure the Apple Watch against the competition. Apple has even made its popular App Store accessible within the Apple Watch and created a brand new online “Apple Watch Studio,” which is a much-improved way of being able to mix and match Apple Watch cases and straps to choose the combination that works for you. This is really important, in my opinion, because choosing an Apple Watch and accompanying band is far and away the most difficult type of selection a consumer has to make across all current Apple products.
What else does Apple Watch Series 5 has to offer?
The new Apple Watch Series 5 has a brand-new OS: Apple Watch OS 6 which is incredibly amazing. It has now a build in Compass App and new assortment of watch faces to please consumers and to have fun with them at the same time. Apple also upgraded the emergency calling built-in system to international emergency calling system. In their previous version of Apple Watch could only make calls to home country emergency services.
As a traditional watch-lover, I am most interested in the strong fashion and technique statements Apple continues to make with the Apple Watch Hermes and the Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch Hermes is where Apple has decided to offer the black DLC-coated steel model, along with a selection of very good-looking straps. The Apple Watch Hermes in all sporty black with the matching black strap might easily be the “it” fashionable Apple Watch Series 5 this season.
Apple Watch Edition is really for us enthusiasts and where you’ll find Apple return to white ceramic, as well as titanium. White ceramic is where the Apple Watch Edition Series 5 tops out in price, with the titanium models being a bit less expensive. I think Apple has struggled over the last few Apple Watch generations to really understand what types of consumers are interested in Apple Watch Edition (the first one was in solid gold) and continues to use these lower-volume, higher-priced Apple Watches to experiment and satisfy top-tier enthusiasts (which typically includes traditional watch-lovers). We also see Apple still paying serious homage to the traditional watch industry when it comes to the materials used, the ethos of how straps are designed and, of course, its watch faces. Apple is still the biggest fan of the traditional watch industry when compared to all of the other major smartwatch-makers out there. I am personally very excited to experience the new Apple Watch Series 5 in titanium.
Prices for the Apple Watch Series 5 in aluminum and polished steel remain pretty reasonable at $399 – $429 (difference in price is case size) in aluminum, and $699 – $749 in steel. This is what the majority of consumers will be spending. The Apple Watch Hermes and Apple Watch Edition prices are higher, but not too much for the titanium cases. Apple Watch Hermes prices are between $1,249 – $1,399 for the steel models, depending on the size and strap. Apple Watch Edition Series 5 in titanium is priced between $799 – $899. The Apple Watch Series 5 Ceramic is priced between $1,299 and $1,399 USD.