Cupertino giant Apple has unveiled a slew of devices last night at an event in California. One of the most-anticipated devices was the Apple Watch 5th generation which witnessed quite a few notable upgrades. Apart from showy-colors and rainbow-esque straps, the upgrades focus mainly on health.
The watch brings what Android has been boasting for a while – an always-on display. Other hardware changes include a new titanium finish option along with the ceramic option which was axed in the Series 4 watch. If you looking for huge design upgrades, get ready to be disappointed as the Series 5 watch has the same design language as the Series 4. The sizes remain unchanged, at 40mm and 44mm sizes. The screen size is the same as the Watch 4 with the rounded corners.
New improvements can be seen in the display, which Apple claims is the first LTPO display that allows the screen to refresh dynamically from as high as 60Hz to 1Hz, accompanied by a new display controller and ambient light sensor.
The battery life will see a boost, withstanding the users for 18 hours, even the screen on. Like its predecessor, the Watch 5 is available in 4G in GPS versions and Apple’s usual health-centered ECG heart monitor.
The iPhone-maker has been researching health quite extensively and the result is the inclusion of menstrual cycle tracking as part of watchOS 6. There’s also a new research application that focuses on the three health aspects – women’s health, hearing, and heart and movement. Given Apple’s privacy scandal, it was quick to point out that the application, will allow anyone to enroll in the US, cannot access information without the user’s permission.
The watch starts at ₹40,900 in India and $399 (roughly ₹28,500) in the US, with 4G models starting at ₹49,900 in India and $499 (roughly ₹35,800) in the US. Apple will start shipping the Watch 5 on 20 September. Moreover, the Series 3 Watch was made available with GPS and is now available at $199 (roughly ₹14,500).
Apple Watch Series 5 Price in India
- 40MM GPS ₹40,900 MRP
- 44MM GPS ₹43,900 MRP
- 40MM GPS+CELLULAR ₹49,900 MRP
- 44MM GPS+CELLULAR ₹52,900 MRP