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Apple Watch Series 5 with Always On display launched, price starts at Rs 40,900

Apple Watch Series 5 is here. Check out full specifications and features of the latest smartwatch.

tech Updated: Sep 11, 2019 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Sumbul Desai, MD, Apple’s vice president of Health, speaks at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Sumbul Desai, MD, Apple’s vice president of Health, speaks at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam(REUTERS)
         

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new Apple Watch Series 5. The latest smartwatch comes with an Always-On Retina Display which allows users to see notifications and other alerts without raising or tapping the screen. Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a built-in compass for better navigation and an international emergency calling feature.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at Rs 40,900 while the GPS with Cellular model starts at Rs 49,900. The device will be available in India starting September 27. Apple has also dropped the price of its Watch Series 3 as the GPS model is now available at a discounted price of Rs 20,900. The Watch Series 3 with GPS and Cellular now costs Rs 20,900.

Apple Watch Series 5 comes in two cases – 44mm and 40mm with 368x448 pixels and 312x390 pixels resolutions respectively. Apple claims the 44mm model has over 30% larger display than Series 3. The device has second-generation optical heart sensor and fall detection. It is powered by 64-bit dual-core S5 processor, which is said to be 2X faster than the S3 processor. It also features W3 Apple wireless chip. On the software front, it runs on watchOS 6 out-of-the-box.

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Apple claims the new smartwatch can deliver up to 18 hours of battery life. Other key connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz.

Apple has also announced Nike+ edition of its new smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 5 will also be available in more builds, including aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic and an all-new titanium.

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The new model is said to be a big upgrade over the Apple Watch Series 4 which launched last year. Available online for a starting price of Rs 40,000 approximately, Apple Watch Series 4 brought in major design changes, an edge-to-edge display, redesigned UI, and improved processor under-the-hood. The Watch Series 4 was the first model to bring ECG feature.

 

First Published: Sep 10, 2019 23:18 IST