Apple is winning my war of watches
I LOVE watches like some women (and men for that matter) like shoes. You can never have enough.
But if there’s one watch I love wearing more than anything else, it’s Apple’s.
The reason is that it can just do so much and the watch integrates so well with other Apple products. The Apple Watch Series 5 is not only brighter with its new faces and always-on display but it’s even smarter – especially with its Siri voice assistant.
For those trying to crank up their exercise regime and improve their overall health, it has everything from better activity tracking to a noise app that lets you know when external sounds are beyond good ear health.
There’s also a super cool compass and updated Maps app that allows you to see which way you are facing. The compass will show heading, incline, longitude and current elevation.
When Apple announced its always-on display, I wondered ‘What’s the point?’ After all, you only have to flick your wrist to see your watch come alive.
But the way it has been designed, to fade in and out, preserving precious battery life, is very clever.
Put your wrist down and the display dims, still allowing you to see information without having to ‘flick it on’.
There’s a stack of technology behind that including low-temperature polysilicon and oxide display and efficient power management.
One of the best new safety features is international emergency calling, which also works with fall detection.
There’s plenty of great apps, while the new watch faces are the best around.
BEST: Apple Watch Series 5 offers new faces, better apps, a cool compass and better emergency calling.