Up close with the Apple Watch Series 5's always-on display
You ever have that thing when you're using your Apple Watch and you don't know what time it is and you kinda have to do the wrist turn, and you do the tap because the watch display is not on?
Well, if you're looking for what's new on the Apple Watch series 5, the big thing is always on display.
And you can see here that for workouts or for watch faces, the display is always on.
What's really nice about it Is that apple says that a won't tap into battery life should be still about a day and a half maybe even two days depending on use which is really nice, and the watch faces are full color the workout app info is full color that's not always the case, it's always on watch faces on other watches sometimes they go into more of a black and white mode, so far it definitely looks like a.
A variation on a nice rich full color experience doesn't activate until you put the watch on your wrist, which is interesting.
Another new feature is compass compass is exactly what you think.
It is just like on the phone it will navigate and tell you what direction you are looking at.
What would you use this for?
Well, obviously if you're going hiking or something.
But it also helps with maps and navigation.
So it's supposed to provide instant what direction are you facing in heads up.
We'll have to see how that plays out and what apps will take advantage of it.
A more immediate and interesting feature for SOS users Is that if you're traveling internationally, this watch on the cellular model will enable you to call for assistance even if you're not on a local phone network.
And it will ping and call authorities so that you can be helped in the case of an emergency.
I'd love to see that come to even more models, but it sounds like it's going to be on the Series 5. There are also a lot more case options.
There is now not just aluminum and stainless steel, there's ceramic, there's titanium.
There still are maze, there's Nike, there's a ton of options.
They also announced here that it Apple Stores you're gonna be able to pick out your own case and band like a build a bear workshop where you can make your own magic combination which is smart The price is 399 for the GPS model, 499 for cellular model.
So similar to before and Apple watch series 3 which often been on sale is getting now permanently be at the 199 price.
That's the story with the Apple watch series 5 this year.
I think always [UNKNOWN] is a greater addition and we've got to see how the rest of it all plays out when we get a chance to test one.
Here's a quick look at one here at the Steve Jobs Theater where I appreciate the fact that I don't have to keep turning my wrist.
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