Friday, 20 September, 2019

Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display

Apple Introduces Apple Watch Series 5 With 'Always On' Retina Display The Apple Watch Series 5 is official with an Always-On display; priced from RM1,749
Cecil Davis | 11 September, 2019, 03:23

According to Apple, the Series 5 device has a new type of display created to keep time and other important information easily visible at all times. This means no more raising your wrist to activate the backlight.

One glaring omission? Battery life. That's thank to an LTPO display, which refreshes dynamically from 1Hz to 60Hz. Five watches in, Apple is still opting to prioritise features over extending the 18-hour, "all-day" battery life. This year's upgrades include an always-on display, a built-in compass, and yet more case choices. The cases of the new Apple Watch are now made of 100% recycled aluminium.

It also debuts Always-On Retina Display, meaning your watch face will never shut off while it's running. Apple didn't say how much these bad boys will cost in the presentation, but it's likely they'll cost much more than base models. There will also be brand new Hermes and Nike bands available. Also, the compass will be open to third-party apps as well so developers can incorporate it into other experiences as well. The workout app has also been tweaked to continuously show stats and exercise data.

Stainless steel is also sticking around in gold, space black and a polished silver.

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The new device comes with a built-in compass, with a new Compass app and Apple Maps support. In fact, the company's Apple Watch is getting an update, too. It can manually initiate an emergency call or be set it up to call automatically in the event of a hard fall where the user remains motionless for about a minute. The new Noise app helps users understand the ambient sound levels in loud environments such as concerts and sporting events that could negatively impact hearing, and Activity Trends on iPhone provides a long-term view of their activity patterns to help them understand their progress. The app will allow anyone to enrol and will roll out in the USA later this year.

All the watch faces have been carefully tuned to the display.

Apple today unveiled the Watch Series 5 - the latest model in the company's wildly successful lineup of wearable devices. Prices start at $399 for Global Positioning System models and $499 for cellular models in aluminum, with steel models starting at $699. Apple will also now sell the Series 3 Apple Watch at a cheaper price, starting at only $399.