Improving upon the great features of Apple Watch Series 4, the company is adding always-on display while maintaining all-day battery life on Apple Watch Series 5. The new smartwatch comes with a starting price of $399USD or around P20k when directly converted. If that’s too pricey, the older Apple Watch 3 is down to $199 or around P10k only.
Apple Watch Series 5 New Features
The previous Watch Series 4 delivered health-oriented functions that were (and still are) well accepted by users, such as built-in ECG and fall detection feature. With Watch Series 5, Apple is adding more. For health and fitness, the new smartwatch includes Cycle Tracking, Noise app, and Activity trends. You can even track underwater pool exercises. Additionally, international emergency calling works in over 150 countries regardless of the place of purchase.
Tracking-wise, Watch Series 5 now comes with a built-in compass. It provides heading, incline, latitude, longitude, and elevation. Together with the new version of Apple Maps, users can see which way they are facing.
As impressive as all those features sound, perhaps the most exciting feature is the always-on retina display with no impact on battery life. Thanks to low-temperature polysilicon and oxide display or LTPO, Watch Series 5 can dynamically change the refresh rate of the screen between 1Hz and 60Hz. The screen also intelligently dims when you’re not looking at it. At the same time, you can raise or tap the display to restore full brightness.
If you want to get the added cellular connectivity, you’ll have to pay $499USD or nearly P26k. There are new models as well, clad in either ceramic or titanium material. However, it will set you back at $1,200USD or P62k. Apple Watch Series 5 is available for pre-order in the US already, with September 20 as its shipping date.