Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $399. Always-on display, titanium or ceramic finishes, compass and much more

Apple launched its next generation of the Apple Watch — the Apple Watch Series 5. The latest model is very similar to last year’s Series 4, with a similar design and size, however the big new feature is an always-on display option.

The always-on display option permits users to see the time without having to move their your wrist.

The company claims that it maintains the prior model’s 18-hour battery life, even with the new always-on screen, thanks to a new low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display and low-power display driver.

Watchfaces and workouts have been redesigned to take advantage of the new display option. The screen will be in a low-brightness mode until you move your wrist, where it will switch to full brightness in a similar fashion to how the current model turns on when your wrist is moved.

The firm also claimed that all the  Apple Watch Series 5  is now available in a recycled aluminum or titanium finishes. The stainless steel and ceramic options from prior models are also available.

In addition the company added a compass and  emergency calling for international countries.

Pricing for the Series 5 starts at $399 for GPS model and $499 for the cellular connected version. It’s available for order starting today and will be in stores starting on September 20th.

With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5, the company was dropping price of the Series 3 to $199. Last year’s Series 4 model has been dropped from the lineup.

Source : Various