One of the news expected for the special Apple event was the launch of a new generation of Apple Watch, the company’s smart watch. Before, however, Apple talked a little about other news related to the product.
The Apple CEO cited how the Apple Watch has made a difference in the lives of so many people around the world, and the video below made that clear:
Cook also cited the impact of the Apple Watch on health research, which is also very important. A project leader at Apple cited that these studies have helped to develop and improve features like the atrial fibrillation detector.
Today, three more such studies have been announced: the first is the Apple Hearing Study, focused on hearing; the second, the Apple Women’s Health Study, focused on the menstrual cycle; the third is the Apple Heart & Movement Study, exploring clock metrics to create interventions focused on improving people’s health.
According to Apple, study data is private and secure, keeping everyone anonymous.
Apple Watch Series 5
The first big difference of the Apple Watch Series 5? Something that nobody commented on, but certainly a very pleasant novelty: the watch now has a screen that is always on!
The dials are now always visible – instead of clearing the screen, now only the brightness is reduced to preserve the battery. How was that possible? It uses an LTPO screen, allowing the screen to range from 60Hz to just 1Hz in refresh rate. That is, the new screen solves the problem of having to turn your fist so that it lights up and you can see something.
There is also a new driver focused on optimizing energy use for this, and a new ambient light sensor. That is, even with the screen always on, the new Apple Watch will keep the same battery “all day long”.
All displays and exercises have been optimized for the new screen, so that they remain visible even with reduced brightness.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is also getting an integrated compass. On maps, it is possible to know your direction, and you can put the compass as a complication on dials. There is also a new Compass app (Compass), with it in full screen – developers will, of course, be able to integrate the compass into their apps.
A really cool security feature will be expanded with the Apple Watch Series 5: now, cell phone models have international emergency calls in more than 150 countries and regions (here in Brazil, for example, this feature doesn’t work; we’ll see if that will change now ).
The Series 5 continues with aluminum models, of course, now 100% recycled. The stainless steel models also continue, but there are now, as expected, new titanium models. The material is kept in its original color, with a brushed finish – there is also a “space black” variation. Apple is also bringing back a white ceramic Edition model.
The special models from Nike and Hermès continue with new bracelets and variations. Hermès has even created new, very black versions.
And the prices? In the United States, GPS models will start at $ 400, as currently, and $ 500 for the GPS + Cellular model. Pre-sales will begin today, with new models available in stores on September 20, as expected. The Apple Watch Series 3 will stay on the line, starting at just $ 200 – a great price, by the way.
It is worth noting that sleep monitoring, something rumored and awaited, has not been confirmed. Apple also said nothing about improvements in the processor, which should indicate that the watch continues to perform similarly to the Series 4.