Apple Watch Series 5 Launched with Always on Display; Starting at $399

Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch launched along with new iPad

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Stores. The device comes in green, space gray, silver and gold.

Series 5 models will start at $399 for the Global Positioning System version, and $499 for the Global Positioning System + cellular model, and are available for order immediately. If you'd prefer a more premium finish, the titanium Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $799, while the top-end ceramic version starts at $1,299. Now when you're traveling overseas and long press the side button to call up the SOS feature, which dials 911 and your emergency contacts, the watch will call the emergency services number specific to that country.

After a moving video with stories of Apple Watch users whose lives were saved by their device, Apple announced the latest updates for the wearable tech.

Global Positioning System is not a novelty of Apple Watch, but, a dedicated compass hasnt really been a thing up until now.

The popular Series 3 (GPS) model will remain on sale, with a new low price starting from $199 ($299 for the GPS + Cellular model).

The major upgrade for the Apple Watch Series 5 is an always-on display. The new iPad also comes with a faster Apple A10 Fusion processor and support for the Smart Keyboard accessory for the first time.

Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch launched along with new iPad

It also debuts Always-On Retina Display, meaning your watch face will never shut off while it's running.

This new always-on retina display is powered by what Apple claims is the industry's only low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display (LTPO), an ultra-low power display driver, an efficient power management integrated circuit, and a new ambient light sensor. While the names of the next iPhones are not yet confirmed, Apple is expected to launch iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

This is no doubt part of Apple's efforts to make the company more sustainable, which it also subtly touted during the presentation.

During the event, Apple trumpeted the health studies it's helping with by partnering with research institutes and hospitals for heart, hearing, and women's health (including menstrual cycles) health.

WatchOS 6 continues the phone-detaching trend with three new standalone watch apps that are wristbound versions of extant iPhone apps: Apple Books, Voice Memos, and Calculator.

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