Apple Watch Series 5 Announced: Always-On Display, 18-Hour Battery Life

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch launched along with new iPad

New models from Nike and Hermès will also be available. As far as accessories go, the Series 5 is compatible with all bands that fit previous Apple Watch models.

Apple's HomeKit platform hasn't advanced as quickly as its Google and Alexa counterparts, largely due to the closed-off nature of Apple's third-party integration requirements, and lack of focus on the HomePod in general. Pre-orders start today and the watch will be available September 20.

In addition, Apple announced its redesigned iPadOS (above) will launch on September 30.

Users can partake with the upcoming Apple Research app, which is coming to Apple Watches later in the year.

The new iPad will start at €399 and it will ship from the end of the month.

Honestly, we'd have been surprised if the latest Apple wearable wasn't announced during the event, given that new versions have come out alongside new iPhones for years.

Apple Watch Series 5
Apple launches Watch Series 5 with always-on display

As we mentioned, the company is using an always-on Retina display with LTPO OLED technology, capable of a dynamic refresh rate between 60Hz and 1Hz. It'll still dim the screen when your wrist isn't raised, but now it's possible to check the time without people noticing. This is one of the few features that the Apple Watch lacked compared with its competitors. New location features, from a built-in compass to current elevation, help users better navigate their day, while global emergency calling allows customers to call emergency services directly from Apple Watch in over 150 countries, even without iPhone nearby.

The new 10.2-inch Retina display iPad has almost 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle making it a vivid canvas for creative expression and flawless for immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences that take advantage of its enhanced cameras and advanced sensors. When the company revealed the new Series 5 Watch, it also showed off two new case finishes: sleek ceramic white and brushed titanium.

The new Series 5 watch will start at $399 and $499 for cellular-enabled devices. The Series 3 Watch will fall in price to $199.

Everyone seems to be launching their own streaming service lately, and Apple is no different. 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. It's launching on November 1st for just $4.99 per month.

Apple enthusiasts looking to upgrade their iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch won't be disappointed.

Before you scream 'u mad Apple? It too will run you $4.99 per month.

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