Apple Watch Series 5 reviewers think this is its only downside
What you need to know
- Most reviews of the Apple Watch Series 5 are positive, but there is one constant gripe reviewers have with it.
- It is the definition of an incremental upgrade.
- Aside from the always-on display and other minor updates, you'd be hardpressed to find the differences between it and the Series 4.
By now you've probably seen a few of the Apple Watch Series 5 reviews that are out there. Multiple reviewers got ahold of a review unit and have been testing it out for the past few days. Most of the reviews have been positive, primarily because of the always-on-display, but they do point to one downside: it's a very incremental upgrade from last year's model.
The Verge starts their review by saying it offers very few updates while also commending the always-on display.
CNBC notes that owners of a Series 4 model do not need to upgrade.
Wired notes how it's hard to differentiate the Series 4 and Series 5 models apart side by side.
TechCrunch came to the same conclusion.
Overall, however, the Apple Watch Series 5 seems to be a winner. If you don't own one or are on a Series 3 or older, this is definitely the time to upgrade. If you own a Series 4 model, that's when the proposition isn't as appealing.
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