Apple has knocked Black Friday. The deal brings the watch’s original $399 starting price down to $355 and is available for both the size options — 40mm as well as 44mm. At the time of writing, the sale applied strictly to the Watch Series 5’s GPS-only variant and the Space Gray Aluminium and Gold Aluminium colors.for
Apple updated its line of watches two months ago at its annual hardware event in September. The new Apple Watch Series 5 offers improvements across nearly all the aspects of the device. However, the feature which ended up drawing the most interest was the always-on screen. Unlike the earlier models, the display on Apple’s new watch actively shows the time in a lower-power mode without you having to wake it up.
Even with its new always-on screen, though, Apple claims the same 18-hour battery life as before. The upgraded Watch Series 5 also has a built-in compass for navigation and thanks to the revamped S5 chip, it’s twice as fast, too. On top of that, the storage has been doubled to 32GB from 16GB.
The rest of the watch’s hardware is largely identical to its predecessor, however. It can track most of the workouts including swims, alert you to any irregularity in your heartbeat, tell you when you’re in a loud area that can impact your hearing, call emergency services when it detects you’ve taken a fall, and produce a comprehensive ECG report. There’s a 1.78 inches OLED screen, although it still doesn’t support third-party watch faces.
In our Apple Watch Series 5 review, we called it an almost perfect smartwatch and said its only major downside is the absence of sleep tracking.
If that’s a dealbreaker for you, there are other more smartwatch deals you can look into this Black Friday. With Cyber Monday just around the corner, we expect more wearables to go on sale over the weekend.
Apart from the Apple Watch Series 5, most other Apple devices have been discounted as well including MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, and more. For non-Apple products, here’s a one-stop guide for the best Cyber Week offers.
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