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The new Apple Watch Series 5 is announced with a pathos-laden video that tugs at your heart strings

By Wong Chung Wee - on 11 Sep 2019, 3:35am

The new Apple Watch Series 5 is announced with a pathos-laden video that tugs at your heart strings

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The new Apple Watch Series 5 is designed with an Always-On Retina on its LTPO display. This display has dynamic refresh rate that ranges from 1- to 60Hz, and there’s an ambient light sensor that adjusts the display’s brightness.

All these features work together to maintain the display’s energy consumption, ensuring the watch’s all-day long operation. This allows for easy viewing of time and Complications with just a subtle twist of your wrist. There’s no need for raising or tapping, perfect for sneaking glances at the watch display in almost any situation.

Its new built-in compass, coupled with the new Compass app, allows for advanced wayfinding as it even displays current elevation, together with both longitude and latitude coordinates. The new Apple smartwatch acts like a guardian angel on your wrist, with its international emergency calling services in over 150 countries. But this service is only applicable to the cellular models. This feature also works with fall detection.

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The Apple Watch Series 5 runs on watchOS 6 and it empowers wearer to take better care of their well-being and general health. Apps like the new Cycle Tracking, Noise, and Activity Trends enable the users to be more in tune with their physical constitution and their surroundings. In turn, the wearers can adopt habits and activities for their general well-being.

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There will be a new case made from titanium, which is available in two finishes, i.e., natural titanium and space black titanium. The former sports “custom-engineered surface which helps maintain its colour and resist staining”, while the latter derives “its deep colour from a diamond-like coating (DLC).”

The new sport loop in camel featured on silver aluminum case. (Image source: Apple)

The stainless-steel case in gold, silver, and space black are still offered, the aluminium, also in the same hues, are now more environmentally friendly as these cases are made entirely from recycled 7000 series aluminium.

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For the more opulent builds, there’s the new ceramic white that's highly scratch resistant.

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Hermes fans will be pleased with the new Apple Watch Hermes styles that include “new Della Cavalleria print, and an all-black version with an exclusive Hermès gradient watch face.”

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The Apple Watch Nike features a new watch face inspired by the classic Nike Windrunner jacket design, accompanied by new colors of the Nike Sport Band and reflective Nike Sport Loop.

The Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at S$599, while the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at S$749. The popular Series 3 (GPS), with built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensor and water resistance, starts at a new low price of S$299 and Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is S$449.

The latest Apple Watch (GPS) is available for order from Apple SG now. Shipping will begin on 30th September in Singapore, United States, as well as 39 other countries and regions. The cellular version will also ship at the same time, albeit to fewer countries, i.e., Singapore, United States, and 20 different territories worldwide.

PS: If you are interested in viewing that tear-jerking video segment that heralded the Apple Watch Series 5, head over to the Apple Special Event keynote video, and scrub forward to the 0:28:42 time of the clip.

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