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Apple Watch Series 5 (2019)

Apple Watch Series 5 (2019)
alaScore 100

80 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Apple Watch Series 5 (2019). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch Series 5 (2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Watch Series 5 review: A smartwatch close to perfection

 

The Apple Watch Series 5 is close to perfection, as good as smartwatches can get today. It does everything from receive notifications to monitoring your heart rate without a hitch, has a design that's becoming timeless, and a feature list that's so...

Stylish design ; Comprehensive fitness features ; Health features are genuinely helpful ; Useful always-on display ; Cellular model can replace your phone for a short time

Even with small changes, the Apple Watch Series 5 remains the best smartwatch

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Always-on is great, but battery life needs improvement.

 

Always-on is great, but battery life needs improvement.

The Apple Watch Series 5 adds an always-on display, so it can show the time all the time. An added compass aids navigation and improves elevation readings. Cellular models gain an international SOS mode.

Battery life remains a day and a half at best. No new health features, and the watch lacks native sleep tracking. Needs an iPhone to set up and work. Offers only Apple's growing but limited selection of watch faces.

Apple's subtly improved watch adds a key overdue feature and improved software with this update, but it remains largely the same great smartwatch as last year.

Oct, 2019

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Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 5

 

The Apple Watch Series 5 doesn't feature any drastic changes, but an always-on display makes the best smartwatch you can buy even better.

Always-on display. Excellent fitness tracking and heart rate monitoring accuracy. WatchOS 6 brings useful new apps. Smooth performance.

Expensive. No built-in sleep tracking. Battery life remains the same.

Bottom Line: The Apple Watch Series 5 doesn't feature any drastic changes, but an always-on display makes the best smartwatch you can buy even better.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-on makes all the difference

 

When it comes to smartwatches, there's the Apple Watch and then there's everything else. Five generations of wearable have seen Cupertino's timepiece lose most of its rough edges; now, the Apple Watch Series 5 is taking one of the last big usability...

Always-on display doesn't impact battery life ; watchOS 6 brings App Store and more to the wrist ; Display looks great ; Still the smartwatch to beat

Still no third-party watch faces ; Standalone features still aren't quite divorced from iPhone ; Battery life has stayed the same

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (zdnet.com)

Apple Watch Series 5 review: This is the watch I've been waiting for Review | ZDNet

 

After using the Series 5 for a couple of weeks, it's clear this is what the Apple Watch should have always been.

All-day battery life ; Always-on display ; Tight integration with the iPhone

WatchOS 6 is buggy ; Still no sleep tracking

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Apple Watch Series 5 review

 

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best smartwatch you can buy. But if you don't want all the bells and whistles, the Series 3 is a worthy runner-up.

The Series 5 is the smartwatch to beat for iPhone owners buying their first watch (or upgrading from a Series 2 or older). For Series 4 owners, installing watchOS 6 will deliver many of the best new features. Series 3 owners should consider upgrading...

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Apple Watch Series 5: Sports & Fitness In-Depth Review

 

It's been two months since the Apple Watch Series 5 came out, and the watch has been on my right wrist every one of those days. Swim, bike, run…and plenty more. You may after the first few days worth of workouts. Did things get better? And is it...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Austin Palmer David Wise Jenna Ammerman Learn more (techgearlab.com)

Apple Watch Series 5 Review

 

Earning one of the highest scores we have seen to date in all of our years testing smartwatches, the Apple Watch Series 5 easily claimed one of the top...

If you want all the features you can get in a smartwatch to go with your iOS phone, then is your best option. It has tons of standalone capabilities and an impressive suite of health and fitness tracking, all while looking sleek and stylish with a...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Zac Hall (9to5mac.com)

Running Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with Apple Watch Series 5 and AirPods Pro

 

I signed up for this year's RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon seven months ago without realizing I would be moving into a new house throughout the month before race day. It's been a busy few weeks! I also didn't know Apple would have an all-new...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Benjamin (9to5mac.com)

Review: Apple Watch Series 5 always-on display is a big improvement, but it comes at a cost [Video]

 

It's been over a month of Apple Watch Series 5 ownership, which has given me plenty of time to assess its value in our Apple Watch Series 5 video review. Series 5 is very much an iterative upgrade over its predecessor, perhaps more so than any other...

Oct, 2019