So, where does Apple's wristwear go from here?
New S5 chip that delivers improved performance.
The Series 5 doesn't come cheap, though, so many of our readers are probably wondering, "should I jump the gun, or go for one of the older models instead?" And that's a perfectly valid question, especially when considering that the price of the Series 4 and Series 3 is going to drop following the launch of the Series 5.
Apple has officially launched the Apple Watch Series 5 with a number of new features.
Building further on the emergency calling feature which debuted on the Apple Watch Series 4 previous year, Apple is adding worldwide emergency calling to the Series 5 but it is limited to the cellular variant only. The device will have a Smart Keyboard case and support for the first-gen Apple Pencil.
The Apple Watch Series 5 will be available in aluminum and stainless steel finishes as well as new titanium and ceramic models.
Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 5 at its latest event on 10 September.
Apple Watch Series 5 announced with Always-On display, same all-day battery life, compass and more
The Apple Watch Series 5 features an Always On Retina display so the watch face is always visible - a feature available on many WearOS smartwatches. The Watch has the same 18 hour battery life, Apple said. However, the big change with the Series 5 is the addition of an always-on display (finally), which is made possible with Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxid (LTPO) technology.
Apple hasn't been shy about the Apple Watch's use for monitoring your health and fitness. Well, in my hands-on time with the Series 5, it's clear that this watch's version of always on is far more advanced than other watches. Apple announced new online services, and updated versions of several mobile devices.
Hardware-wise, Apple isn't rocking the boat with the Series 5.
This feature also works with fall detection, which means that if it is enabled, it will automatically place an emergency call if you take a fall and remain motionless for a minute.
Order the Apple Watch Series 5 starting today; it will be available in stores on September 20.The GPS-only version starts at $399 while the cellular version starts at $499.
For Series 5 owners who opt for cellular connectivity, the watch's worldwide emergency SOS feature could be a literal life-saver.