How do you improve on an already great wearable product? If you’re Apple, you develop a display that doesn’t need to turn off to save power. Yes, the new Series 5 Apple Watch has an all-new, always-on Retina display that doesn’t turn off while still retaining the same 18-hour battery life of the previous generation.
Apple achieved this with a combination of a new display and hardware tricks. The Retina display on the Series 5 uses an LTPO display as well as varied refresh rates from 60Hz to 1Hz to save power.
The new watch also has a built-in compass and GPS, as well as even more colors and customization options for the watch and watchband.
The watch will be available to order starting today and will ship on September 20. Prices start at $399(~Php 20.8k) for the GPS-equipped, non-cellular model, and $499(~Php 26k) for the GPS-equipped, cellular model.
Apple also announced a price cut for their earlier Series 3 watch, which will now retail at just $199(~Php 10.4k).