RANK #12

Apple Watch 5

"An always-on display is a nice upgrade, but now the Apple Watch needs a better battery"
As posted by techadvisor.com


  • Always-on display
  • Comprehensive fitness features
  • Reply to text messages


  • 18-hour battery life
  • No GPS

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎September 11, 2019

Overall Rating

The overall rating was calculated based on 33246 customer and expert reviews from 42 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Smartwatches:
  • 98.2%
  • 98.8%
  • 90.5%
    Fitness tracking
  • 89.1%
  • 88.0%
  • 88.0%
  • 88.7%
    Sleep Tracking
  • 89.1%
    Battery Life

Expert Reviews Rating


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Expert Reviews

The Watch 5 brings one key new feature with the always-on display, but there’s little else here to get excited about.

Read more on techradar.com


  • Always-on display
  • More storage
  • WatchOS 6 brings decent upgrades


  • Too similar to Apple Watch 4
  • Battery life poorer
  • Always-on display too bright at night

The Apple Watch Series 5 was once our favorite smartwatch. It introduced an always-on display and compass to the company's flagship wearable.

Read more on tomsguide.com


  • Always-on display
  • Useful compass
  • watchOS 7 brings sleep tracking


  • 18-hour battery life

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

Read more on cnet.com

The Apple Watch Series 5 is close to perfection. It has a design that's becoming timeless, and a feature list so long, it'll take weeks to explore everything.

Read more on digitaltrends.com


  • Stylish design
  • Comprehensive fitness features
  • Genuinely helpful health features
  • Useful always-on display
  • Cellular model can replace your phone for a short time


  • No major changes over the Series 4
  • No native sleep tracking

The biggest update is a most welcome one: A redesigned display that always shows the time of day.

Read more on wired.com

To Apple Watch or not to Apple Watch, that's the question isn't it? But as always the answer is never that simple.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com


  • Great design
  • Glances
  • Stylish
  • Battery life
  • Reply to text messages
  • Photo watch faces
  • Apple Pay


  • Apps are slow to load when not native
  • No GPS
  • No third-party watch faces
  • Doesn't offer huge amounts over what is on the market

As part of number 4 in the best apple watches buying guide due to being part of the Edition series, the apple watch series 5 nike edition has apps such as nike run, the health app, and cycle tracking. There are also exclusive watch faces to complete its sporty look.

Read more on gadgetreview.com


  • Breathable bands
  • Low power consumption
  • Same specifications as the apple watch series 5 watches


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.

Read more on pcmag.com


  • 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.

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

Read more on zdnet.com


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


  • WatchOS 6 is buggy
  • Still no sleep tracking

An always-on display is a nice upgrade, but now the Apple Watch needs a better battery. Here's our in-depth Apple Watch Series 5 review

Read more on techadvisor.com

: The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best smartwatch out there but only for iPhone users

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk


  • Always-on screen
  • Impeccable heart-rate tracking
  • Excellent performance


  • Shorter battery life than the Series 4
  • No sleep tracking
  • Always-on screen doesn't work with third-party apps

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 spots and is a fantastic choice for anyone with an iPhone. This watch has an eye-popping display that is sure to turn heads and is jam-packed with features and functions. The Series 5 is easy and intuitive to use, integrating perfectly with your Apple iPhone, and can double as a fully functioning fitness tracker. However, all of this performance comes at a bit of a cost, both in terms of price and power consumption. The 5 is one of the more expensive smartwatches we have tested to date and we found its battery life to be fairly lackluster compared to other products. It's still easily the best of the best for iOS users and our top recommendation — just be aware that you might be charging it every night.

Read more on techgearlab.com

Capable of accurately tracking a host of workouts with ease as well as providing some great lifestyle features, intuitively, with a premium edge, the Apple Watch Series 5 is an awesome bit of kit. It might be living in the shadows of the latest and greatest Series 6, but the series 5 is still an amazing smartwatch compared to what else is on the market right now, and worth a purchase if you can get your hands on one.

Read more on t3.com


  • Solid, premium design
  • Best health feature on the market
  • Gorgeous UI
  • Fitness options for days
  • Always-on screen


  • Battery life only one day
  • Still doesn't work with Android

Unboxing the Apple Watch Series 5 last week was an anticlimactic experience.

Read more on engadget.com


  • Compass is handy for hiking and walking directions
  • International emergency calling on cellular models
  • Generally fast performance
  • Bright screen
  • Always on display is useful and power efficient


  • No battery life improvements
  • No new fitness features
  • No third party watchfaces

Notebookcheck.com reviews the Apple Watch Series 5, the latest smartwatch that the Cupertino-based company has brought to market. Read on to find out what Series 5 has to offer and what is new with watchOS 6 too.

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Mashable Score4.25 Cool Factor4 Learning Curve5 Performance4 Bang for the Buck4

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  • Apple Watch Studio means you can finally mix and match bands
  • Always on display feels like a game changer
  • Built in compass makes apps even smarter


  • Third party apps can t be always on
  • Battery life could be better
  • More watch faces, please

The Apple Watch Series 5 is regarded as the best smartwatch you can buy. How does it stack up against the best Android has to offer?

Read more on androidauthority.com

The Apple Watch is hands-down the best smartwatch out there. There, I said it. It’s a boring conclusion that is nevertheless the cold, hard truth. You can prefer a round face, or a different operating system. You can scream about better battery life and third-party watch faces until you die, purple-faced from…

Read more on gizmodo.com


  • Adds women's health
  • WatchOS 6 and iOS 13 updates are solid
  • LTPO screen is impressive engineering


Even if you’re an Android user, this is still the smartwatch experience to beat.

Read more on pcworld.idg.com.au


  • Always on display
  • Rich software
  • Immaculate design


  • Still no ECG in Australia
  • No sleep tracking
  • Premium price tag

Apple Watch Series 5 review: For those considering to buy their first Apple Watch, the Series 5 is one of the best out there. Just make sure if you really need the LTE version or not.

Read more on indianexpress.com

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