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Apple Watch Series 5 Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on March 23, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Apple Watch Series 5 Full Specifications – The much talked about Apple watch series 5 is set to be released 20th September. It succeeds in the Apple Watch Series 4 released last year and has now been discontinued as announced by the tech giant. This leaves us with the new Watch 5 and the older Watch 3 released two years ago as a cheaper alternative.

Watch 5 as expected is a more comprehensive activity tracker with menstrual cycle tracking, hearing tracking and compass added. It also comes with the WatchOS 6 out of the box which enables your favorite apps to now be accessed directly from the Watch 5. Moreover, Watch 5 supports international emergency calling that’ll now allow you to call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.

Other notable features of the Watch 5 are same features introduced to the discontinued Watch 4 such as incidental fall detection, ECG tracking, digital crown with hepatic feedback and many more advance features including the 64-bit dual-core processor S5 chip that improves performance of the Watch 5.

Apple Watch Series 5 44mm/40mm Full Specifications

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm)
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Device nameApple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS) (disconitnued)Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) (discontinued)
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorApple Watch Series 4Apple Watch Series 4
SuccessorApple Watch Series 6Apple Watch Series 6
Released dateSeptember, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex


Display size1.78 inches (44mm)1.57 inches (40mm)
Display resolution448 x 368 pixels (44mm)324 x 394 pixels (40mm)
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreen
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback
Customizable watch faceYesYes


Dimension44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)

40 x 38 x 10.7 mm (40mm)

Weight36.1 g (Non-LTE)36.7 g (LTE)
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap/band materialElastomerElastomer
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size125 - 210mm125 - 210mm
Interchangeable band YesYes
Screen protectionSapphire crystal glassSapphire crystal glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
(Aluminum & Stainless steel)




Internal storage32GB32GB
Memory card slotNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesYes




Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes


Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYes (Third-party app)Yes (Third-party app)
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes


Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes


Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterNoNo
ThermometerYes, (App)Yes, (App)
Other sensors____


Operating system (OS)WatchOS 6.0WatchOS 6.0
ChipsetApple S5, 64bitApple S5, 64bit
CPUDual coreDual core


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby:2 days+
Mixed usage: 18 hrs+
Standby:2 days+
Mixed usage: 18 hrs+
Charging typeMagnetic chargingMagnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging__




Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes


Payment systemApple PayApple Pay
Compatibility iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
Companion appApple watch APPApple watch APP
Voice commandYesYes


Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS)Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm)
Magnetic charging cable + USB adapterMagnetic charging cable + USB adapter
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Apple Watch Series 5

  • Premium Design
  • The Watch 5 spots the same design as the Watch 4, it same lightweight and sophisticated design with a fine finish that truly defines a premium smartwatch. The Watch 5 is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, and both are 10.7mm thick which leaves these two with an attractive and classy appearance.

    Both versions of Watch 5 are lightweight and are very comfortable to wear all day long. LTPO AMOLED still powers the display on the two models offering a very interactive and rich display. There’s has been a report that Apple is working on a micro-LED display that consumes less power, this hopefully will improve the abysmal battery life of future Apple watches.

    The Watch 5 is available in various materials, aluminum for the GPS only edition, and stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and ceramics for the GPS + Cellular editions. Prices start at $400 for the aluminum and go up in that order with the ceramic edition being the most expensive.

    The Watch 5 still features the digital crown button with hepatic feedback that was introduced in the Watch 4 which offers a click-free feel as you scroll. This eased navigation on the Watch 4 and would also make navigating the Watch 5 very easy.

    There’re lots of strap materials to choose from, prices vary for different materials with premium ones priced higher. The watch face can be customized, you can choose from the hundreds of available watch faces in the App store. And with the always-on display feature of the Watch 5, you can showcase your style.

  • Storage/Media
  • Apple increased the storage capacity of the Watch 5. All editions of the Watch 5 will have 32GB storage capacity which is twice that of the Watch 4 and 3.

  • Water Resistance Rating
  • Just like the Watch 4 and 3, the Watch 5 is rated 5ATM which means its waterproof up to 50 meters. This makes it swim-proof, it’s safe to wear the Watch 5 to the pool, to the shower or perhaps you’re caught up in the rain, it shouldn’t be a problem. However, it’s advisable not to subject the Watch 5 to high pressure such as diving as this could damage the device.

  • > Battery Life
  • Battery life hasn’t changed with the release of the Watch 5. It’ll last just as long as the Watch 3 and 4, it has been tested to last about 18 hours on regular usage. This isn’t impressive when compared to other high-end smartwatches like the Versa 2 and Galaxy Active 2 with more than 2 days of battery life.

    Although, David Price, in this report, had stated that Apple is pondering a long-term switch from the current OLED technology to micro-LED which consumes less power. And should this plan materialized, it will certainly improve the battery life of Apple smartwatches.

  • Cellular Connectivity
  • There’s a cellular edition of the Watch 5 which supports LTE connectivity this makes it a standalone smartwatch just like the older models. You can make and receive calls from the Watch 5. Moreover, the new international calling feature built into Watch 5 will allow you to call respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.

  • Activity/Fitness Tracking
  • Watch 5 is a more comprehensive activity tracker than the older models. Just in line with Apple’s ideology to improve wellness and activity tracking on its new watch, Watch 5 is well equipped to track your active life as it’s loaded with lots of features that can improve your fitness level significantly.

    Newly added features include compass that can give you more insightful details on your current location, menstrual cycle tracking for women and the noise detection feature that can alert you when the sound becomes harmful to your ear. Activity tracking features on the Watch 5 includes,

    • Proactive heart rate monitoring that tracks your heart rate to give your detail insight on your heart rate variability.
    • Comprehensive sleep tracking.
    • Stress management, the Watch 5 can help you return to calm after a stressful day simply by taking the breathing session offered via the breath session app.
    • The Watch 5 tries to learn about your daily activities, and is able to tell when its right to move, sit or exercise via the activity ring.
    • GPS is inbuilt in the Watch 5 with altimeter and compass which makes it a great choice for outdoor activity tracking.
    • Added cycling tracking app that lets you log your period. This feature comes very useful for women as it can help you detect changes that might go unnoticed. The Watch 5 joins the likes of the Versa 2 and Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 also featuring the menstrual cycle logging.
    • Added hearing tracking, the Watch 5 features hearing tracking that lets you know when the sound is too high and unhealthy. The new Noise app senses when the roar of the crowd or the rumble of machinery reaches a level that may pose a risk.
    • Added compass feature for better location orientation. The Watch 5 features a compass feature that’s accessible right on the watch face. It gives you more insightful coordinate details on your location.
    • Fall detection available on the Watch 4 is also present on the Watch 5. The watch 5 can detect when a fall has occurred, and will send alert to a preset emergency contact. You can dismiss this action, but if you’re unresponsive after 60 seconds, a call is automatically placed. It’s one of the best safety feature as seen also on the latest Garmin smartwatches.
    • ECG tracking first introduced to the Watch 4 is also available on the Watch 5. The Watch 5 lets you take instant ECG test simply by placing your thumb on the digital crown which reports in about 30secs. This feature can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm that can be fatal if left untreated.
    • Added international emergency calling. The cellular models of the older Apple watches were able to contact emergency, but now Apple has added international emergency calling that enables the Watch 5 to contact the respective emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.
  • Notifications

The Watch 5 is well equipped to keep you connected to all that matters to you. It alerts you when there’s a new notification on your iPhone so you don’t get to miss important updates such as emails, calls and other notifications.

NFC is available which support Apple pay – a non-contactless payment system that lets you make payments on the go directly from the Watch 5.


  • Premium design.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Loudspeaker and microphone inbuilt.
  • Massive storage capacity.
  • Digital crown with hepatic feedback for easier navigation.
  • Always on display
  • Fast performance.


  • Battery life isn’t impressive.
  • Compatible with only iOS devices.


Apple Watch Series 5 review


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