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The Apple Watch Series 5 is the ultimate smartwatch with spectacular upgrades

by Grace Sundram

There are too many smartwatches available with all sorts of features, but when it comes to the Apple Watch Series though — you can rest assured it’s the best of the best. Apple recently launched its latest Apple Watch Series 5, featuring great features such as the always on-display, built-in compass and much more. 

Design: 4.8/5


In terms of design, the Apple Watch Series 5 has an identical display like its predecessor. Measures in at 10.7mm thick, it features the same ol’ classic square-shaped design along with a Digital Crown and side button. The Digital Crown functions as a navigator that gives its users a mechanical feel when scrolling through and controlling that watch. Aesthetic wise, Apple introduces a new case material made of titanium with two beautiful brushed finishes: natural titanium finish and space black. The Apple Watch Series 5 also comes with two size options of 40 and 44mm.

Features: 4.8/5

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With the latest feature, the Watch Series 5 comes with an Always-On display that allows the time and other information visible at all times. The screen intelligently dims in an ambient mode when the user’s wrist is down and returns to full brightness with a raise of a tap. Offering the same 18 hours of battery life, other features besides the LTPO display includes a built-in compass, an ultra-low-power display driver and efficient power management integrated circuit. 

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The new Apple Watch comes with watchOS 6 that offers additional health and fitness features such as the new Cycle Tracking app. This feature allows its users to log information as well as providing the predicted timings related to their menstrual cycle. On top of that, the smartwatch’s Noice app also helps alert users of the ambient sound levels that could impact hearing. watchOS 6 also brings dynamic new watch faces, including Meridian, Modular Compact and Solar Dial, which can be easily customized for quicker access to favourite apps.

As for the cellular-enabled version, it comes with an emergency-calling feature that allows to calls emergency services without having an iPhone nearby.

Performance: 4.8/5


This new smartwatch is one of the best multipurpose fitness trackers out there. It has almost everything needed, from tracking or recording or even locating — except for one omission which is sleep. Regardless though, it comes advanced workout metrics, GPS and water resistance to 50 metres making it absolutely convenient for fitness enthusiasts and beginners.

So well-grounded, it measures its users’ heartbeat per minute. Users can manually take an electrocardiogram (ECG) by placing their finger on the crown for 30 seconds or so. The apps will show the users the waveform in real-time and notify if their heartbeat looks irregular.

As for the cellular version, the Apple Watch Series 5 allows its users to send and receive texts, make calls, also able to stream up to 50 million songs. Plus, it isn’t just a mere watch like the rest, it can tell time with more than 100 watch faces and infinite ways to personalise them so that users wouldn’t be bored with only one.



To sum things up, with new case materials, the Always-On display, compass, noise app and so on, its users can never be bored and for once, wouldn’t worry about not having their phones with them at all time. Combined with the power of watchOS 6, users can finally take charge of their lifestyle with the assistance of this ultimate game-changer of a watch.


Dimensions: 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (1.73 x 1.50 x 0.42 in)
Weight: 47.8 g (1.69 oz)
Build: Glass front (Sapphire crystal), ceramic/sapphire crystal back, stainless steel frame
Sim: eSIM, 50m water resistant, ECG certified (region dependent SW application; HW available on all models)
Type: LTPO OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size: 1.78 inches, 10.0 cm2 (~60.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 448 x 368 pixels (~326 ppi density)
Protection: Sapphire crystal glass, 3D Touch display, 1000 nits max brightness, Always-on display

Location: Macstudio, Level CC-06, Paradigm Mall. No. 1 Jalan Ss7/ 26A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: 03-7887 4799

Website: Apple Malaysia

Ratings: 4.9/5



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