What you need to know
- The first Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are out and here's what they are saying.
- Most praise the major new feature: the always-on display.
- The steady battery life and new casings also add more versatility.
With the release of the Apple Watch Series 5 only days away, the first reviews of the device are coming out. Multiple outlets, including our own, received review units and have tested out Apple's latest wearable for a few days and have some thoughts on it.
The always-on display is amazing
The main selling point of the Apple Watch Series 5 is the new always-on display, which reviewers are absolutely loving. Daring Fireball's John Gruber explain precisely what the new feature means to the Apple Watch.
The Verge's Dieter Bohn was really impressed with how Apple implemented the technology.
CNBC's Todd Hasselton also really enjoys the convinience of the always-on display.
Is the battery life any better?
One of the key breakthroughs is the same battery life with the always-on display. TechCrunch's Brian Heater notes that normally this would be a recipe for battery disaster, but with Apple's new tech, battery optimization seems to be great.
iMore's Rene Ritchie broke down what you can expect from the Apple Watch Series 5 battery life.
How are the new cases?
Aesthetically, the main difference are some new cases Apple is now offering. The Verge broke down how they differ and if they are worth the extra price.
How does the Compass work?
Among the minor new feautres, one that Apple talked a lot about at its event was the new Compass app. Here's how iMore found the new feature to be.
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