Apple Watch Series 5 has a display that's always on, showing the time and important information-no need to raise your wrist. It helps you navigate with the built-in compass. Enables international emergency calling.¹ Lets you check on your heart with the ECG app.² Tracks your workouts and activity. And has cellular built in, so you can stay connected with just your watch.³
GPS + Cellular³
Always-On Retina display
30% larger screen⁴
Electrical and optical heart sensors
International emergency calling¹
S5 SiP with up to 2x faster 64-bit dual-core processor⁴
watchOS 6 with Activity trends, cycle tracking, hearing health innovations, and the App Store on your wrist
Selection may vary; see a sales associate for available models. Some bands are sold separately. Apple Watch Series 5 requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later.
¹The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions see .
²The ECG app is available with the latest versions of iOS and watchOS on Apple Watch Series 4 or later. See apple.com/watch for compatibility details. The ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old.
³Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts; check with your employer and service provider.
Roaming is not available outside your carrier network coverage area. Contact your service provider for more details.
⁴Compared with Apple Watch Series 3.
⁵ISO standard 22810:2010. Appropriate for shallow-water activities like swimming. Submersion below shallow depth and high-velocity water activities not recommended.
⁶Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) can use a cellular connection for Emergency SOS. To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch without cellular, your iPhone needs to be nearby.
If your iPhone isn't nearby, your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network and you must set up Wi-Fi Calling.
Silver Aluminum Case
1m Magnetic Charging Cable
5W USB Power Adapter
Voice Assistant Built-in
Operating System Compatibility
Internal Memory Capacity
Activity vs. inactivity, Cadence, Electrocardiography, Heart rate, Pace
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) 40mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band
Love the size and the all that it can do. Being able to jog and walk the dog without having to take my phone, but know I can answer a call or text from my wrist has been a real game changer!
I'm a sailor and the water-proof aspect was extremely important as well. I am a guy with pretty small wrists - I was concerned about the size of the face. After some consultation with friends who had the 38mm / 42mm (from previous models), I decided on the 40mm instead of the 44mm face. Really glad I did. The 40mm fits perfectly and I haven't had any issues with operating with the smaller face - haven't regretted the smaller choice once!
This one is for my wife but I have one like it. If you like apps that track movement for sports/work outs, this is a game changer. I love the look of this. You can use it as a phone if you add it to your phone plan. You can really get away with losing your smart phone now - you've got a very capable backup strapped to your wrist. Game apps aren't as playable on this but many are available. If you are into news, weather, stocks, running, phoning, texting - this does everything for you. That's just the tip of the ice berg. I love these things.
I’m not sure it’s worth upgrading for most people but the Apple Watch Series 5 is definitely worth it for me. I bought this one for my wife and she loves it. The main difference between the 4 and 5 is that it has an always-on mode which we have been waiting for. If you can afford it to upgrade (or if this is your first Apple Watch) it’s definitely worth it.
Great for working out/tracking fitness. I never really wore a watch until this one, pairs up with iphone quickly/easily. With the LTE connection I love that I can leave my phone behind when going to the gym. Just pair my airpods directly to the watch and it works great.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about comfort, image quality, design and software. Editors are less positive about price and battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 98/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 4.2 out of 54.2Scott Stein on October 29, 2019
Always-on is great, but battery life needs improvement.
Always-on is great, but battery life needs improvement.Full Review
TechRadarRating, 4 out of 54.0Gareth Beavis on September 16, 2020
Apple Watch 5 review
The Watch 5 brings one key new feature with the always-on display, but there's little else here to get excited about.Full Review
The VergeRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Dieter Bohn on September 18, 2019
Apple Watch Series 5 review: The best smartwatch gets (slightly) better
The Apple Watch is still the best smartwatch. Though the Series 5 feels like a minor update to last year's Series 4, it will fit the bill for the vast majority of people buying Apple Watches for the first time.Full Review
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Caitlin McGarry on November 18, 2020
Apple Watch Series 5 review
The Apple Watch Series 5 was once our favorite smartwatch. It introduced an always-on display and compass to the company's flagship wearable.Full Review
A:AnswerYou could get the gps only version that connects via Bluetooth with no extra cost. The GPS/Cellular version means it’s like another line on your plan for instance with att it’s $10 a month plus the installments for the cost of the watch for 30 months then it’s paid off. Then you would just pay $10 a month for the service. With cellular you get data and don’t have to have your phone near you to answer a call reply to a text ect. With gps only you would need your phone near you. Hope this helps.