Apple adds titanium cases to the Watch lineup

Joanna Estrada
September 11, 2019

Even the screen looks the same, but it turns out the Series 5's display is its most exciting feature.

The new Apple Watch's always-on Retina OLED display is a thing of beauty, even if the always-on part is an example of Apple lagging years behind its smartwatch rivals. New AI manages the cycles dynamically depending on the position of the watch. Many users report that they get longer than the estimated 18-hour battery life, but that's wholly dependent on how often you use Global Positioning System, and other power-guzzling apps and features. That means the display will always be turned on for quick glances at the time and your complications. Presumably, the number can be bumped-up higher if you opt-out of the fancy new AoD. The Apple TV+ app will come later to Samsung TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and others. The current design has arguably been polished to perfection, so the Series 5 doesn't have many surprises in this regard, but the feature set gives ample room for expansion, and that's where Apple's new smartwatch delivers in spades! And as expected, we're getting some new watch faces, noise monitoring, better menstrual tracking, a tip calculator, and a wrist-based App Store.

Pretty straight-forward, yet pretty nifty. This allows the newer models to not only track your moves more precisely, but to also detect if you fall or slip on the ground and call for help if necessary.

Of course, no Apple Watch launch would be complete without some new style variants.

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Apple Watch Series 5 has a lot of new features although the design remains the same as the previous model

The Apple Watch Series 5 will still have the same 18-hour battery life as previous models, despite the new feature.

So there's that, and of course, a built-in compass, which Apple for some reason never had in the Apple Watch series despite the iPhone having had a compass for ages. But one neat thing is the Apple Watch Series 3 will now come at the cheaper starting price of $199, that's from £199 in the United Kingdom, which is a decent price. There are also a series of new colours, straps and case options, including titanium and ceramic ones. So do aluminum in silver, gold and space gray. Not much has changed physically from Series 4. Fresh Nike and Hermes watch faces are incoming as well. Pricing starts at $399 for the aluminum GPS model or $499 for the aluminum GPS + Cellular version, while the stainless steel models start at $699.

Apple has unwrapped a series of new devices, including three new iPhones, a Series 5 "always-on" Watch and a seventh generation iPad at its traditional autumn launch event in Cupertino.

Apple will keep selling the Series 3 watch, which will now start at $199. WatchOS 6 coming is coming to those two on September 19. Apple introduced the Watch Studio, a program by which customers could select their own Watch cases and bands.

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