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Apple Watch Series 5 Smartwatch (2019)

MSRP 449 EURNEX score 85%

Product Overview

Apple Watch 5 is the first smartwatch by Apple that features an Always-On-Display. This feature allows important information to remain visible at all times. Advanced technologies work together to ensure that the battery life is minimally-impacted.
Apple Watch 5 also has updated location features with a new built-in compass and updated Maps app. watchOS 6 also introduces a number of new functionalities such as enhanced health and fitness features.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Faster than the Series 4
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Incredible screen
  • Excellent fitness tracking
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent app support
Cons
  • No compass support
  • Not as intuitive as the Series 3
  • No third-party app support
  • No wireless charging
  • Average battery life
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Specifications

Variants:
40mm
44mm

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity
LTE, UMTS, GPS, WiFi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 5.0

Construction

Colors
Aluminum: Silver; Space gray; Gold, Ceramic: White, Stainless Steel: Stainless steel; Space black; Gold, Titanium: Titanium; Space black
Material
Aluminum, Ceramic, Stainless Steel, Titanium

Dimensions

Size | Depth
10.74 mm
40mmSize | Diameter
759 sq mm
44mmSize | Diameter
977 sq mm
40mmSize | Height
40 mm
44mmSize | Height
44 mm
40mmSize | Width
34 mm
44mmSize | Width
38 mm
40mmWeight
30.8 g (Aluminum); 40.6 g (Stainless Steel); 35.1 g (Titanium); 39.7 g (Ceramic)
44mmWeight
36.5 g (Aluminum); 47.8 g (Stainless Steel); 41.7 g (Titanium); 46.7 g (Ceramic)

Display

40mmResolution
324 x 394
44mmResolution
368 x 448

Function

Chipset
Apple S5

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 18 h
Memory | Capacity
32 GB

Production

Debut
2019 September

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from arstechnica have found the following***:
The Apple Watch collects a vast amount of health data, and I simply wish Apple used it more productively. Activity Trends add to the value of the iOS app but currently not enough. Users will not even currently turn to the Activity app when they want to track their menstrual cycles because that feature lives in Apple's Health app.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Always-on display is a great addition to the watchOS experience
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Not as intuitive as the Series 3

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
The Apple Watch has become many people's go-to fitness tracker. The watch measures your heart rate roughly once every 10 minutes, and there's an FDA-approved ECG that can alert you to potential heart conditions. With GPS on, you'll only manage around 4-6 hours, so it's cutting it fine for a marathon (but still not bad!).
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent fitness tracking
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No sleep tracking
  • No third-party app support

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The always-on display is the only key new feature in the Apple Watch Series 5. You don't need that feature, but other than better battery life, it's the one thing I was looking for. The new watch faces in Apple's newest version of its watch software, WatchOS 6, are great.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • The always-on display is a great addition to the Apple Watch Series 5
  • Better battery life than last year's Series 4
Cons
  • Always-on mode dims the display
  • No third-party watch faces

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Apple Watch Series 5 is the most fully rounded, feature-packed, everyday smartwatch you can wear. No other smartwatch comes close to offering the same level of fitness tracking, convenience, performance, or wearability. Apple Watch Series 4 owners don't really need to upgrade, but those who didn't buy the last one should jump on this one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent fitness tracking
  • Excellent battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No sleep monitoring

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Apple Watch Series 5 has two hardware buttons and responds to swiping gestures on its touchscreen. Force Touch makes a return too, while none of the buttons are freely configurable as is the case with other smartwatches. Apple preinstalls 10 watch dials, but you can add older ones like the Mickey Mouse-themed dial.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No eSIM option
  • No web browser

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Apple Watch Series 5 delivers excellent accuracy in the health and fitness department. Apple offers the widest selection of third-party apps of any smartwatch. Add in an unrivaled app experience and the always-on display, and the Series 5 is Apple's best smartwatch yet.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Always-on display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Accurate heart rate
Cons
  • No ECG
  • No GPS

phonearena[7]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following***:
The Apple Watch Series 5 features an always-on screen that allows you to inconspicuously take a quick glance at the time. All else has remained the same: you still need to charge the watch every night. So is this the smartwatch you should buy? I have been using the Series 5 for a week now, and it's about time for our review. Read on.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Always-on screen
  • Very good battery life
  • Very fast charging
Cons
  • No always-on display

t3[8]

Sentiment Score 93%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Apple Watch Series 5 has been forgotten about since the launch of the Series 6. But that doesn't mean it's not still an awesome bit of kit. It's capable of accurately tracking a host of workouts with ease. However, those who own an Apple Watch already, especially the Series 4, are unlikely to find anything compelling enough with the Series 5 to justify an upgrade.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Always-on display
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No compass support
  • Average battery life

techadvisor[9]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best smartwatch money can buy. It has an incredible screen, excellent app support, and the strongest set of sensors and features you'll find anywhere. The base version is just as good, functionally speaking, as any of the luxury ones. Apple has positioned its Watch as the ultimate fashion accessory for iPhone users.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible screen
  • Excellent app support
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No native sleep tracking
  • No GPS

techradar[10]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
While there aren't any strong fitness upgrades with the Watch 5 (well, none at all, actually) it's still a great watch for those who are into exercising. The one thing that's missing from the mix is sleep tracking. If Apple could extend the battery life beyond the 18 hours it's advertising to something approaching 2-3 days, that could easily provide a more holistic view of your health.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Accurate GPS
  • Always-on display
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No sleep tracking

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score 92%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
You don't need a Series 5 to gain some of the best new Apple Watch features. Rival smartwatches from Samsung, Fitbit and Garmin offer multi-day battery life. Watch App Store is perhaps the most obvious game-changer, because you no longer need to install watch apps from your iPhone.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Crisp display
  • New battery life
  • New cycle tracking app
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No cellular connectivity

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
WatchOS 6 launched alongside Apple Watch 5, coming pre-installed on the newest model. It's available for download for both the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 (which now has a fantastic £199/$199) starting price. Apple said Series 1 and 2 watches will get the update towards the end of the year, while the Series 0 (aka the original Apple Watch) is no longer supported.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Integrates with Apple’s services
  • Excellent fitness features
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Noise and Cycle Tracking can be fiddly to navigate
  • No wireless charging

wired[13]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
Apple has taken low-temperature polysilicon oxide technology and integrated it into the Watch's OLED display. Apple claims this display is the first of its kind in the industry. Despite its always-on display, the Apple Watch Series 5 is supposed to have the same battery life as the generation before it.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Always-on display is a great addition to Apple’s smartwatch ecosystem
Cons
  • No built-in sleep tracking
  • No third-party app support

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review: A better, more independent timepiece. [arstechnica]. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09/apple-watch-series-5-review-a-better-more-independent-timepiece/. 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
2. ^ The Apple Watch Series 5 convinced me to try iOS, and I don't regret it. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/apple-watch-series-5-review-1092216/. 2020-04-05. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
3. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review: The always-on display is great. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/apple-watch-series-5-2019-review/. 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
4. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review: A near-perfect smartwatch. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/smartwatch-reviews/apple-watch-series-5-review/. 2020-11-03. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
5. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 Smartwatch Review: It can do more than any other smartwatch, but just not for that long. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-Watch-Series-5-Smartwatch-Review-It-can-do-more-than-any-other-smartwatch-but-just-not-for-that-long.441199.0.html. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
6. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/apple-watch-series-5. 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
7. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 Review. [phonearena]. https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-Watch-Series-5-Review_id4719. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
8. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/apple-watch-series-5-review. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
9. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/apple-watch-series-5-3775396/. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
10. ^ Apple Watch 5 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/apple-watch-5-review. 2020-09-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Apple Watch Series 5 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/apple-watch-5. 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
12. ^ Apple Watch 5 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/apple-watch-5. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ Review: Apple Watch Series 5. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/apple-watch-series-5/. 2019-09-18. Retrieved 2021-10-13.

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