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Apple Watch Series 5 GPS review

£399.00 Typical price

First look

Key features
  • watchOS 6
Reviewed

After the Apple Watch Series 4 made a giant leap in design for the smartwatch, the Series 5 is more of a small step forward. Its headline new feature is the 'always on' display, tackling a recurring gripe of previous versions being sluggish to wake up from sleep mode. Ahead of fully testing it, here's our first impressions after spending some time with the Apple Watch Series 5.

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it like to use?
  • What's it like to wear?
  • What's it like for fitness?
  • How long will the battery last?
  • Is there anything I else I should know?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Which? first look verdict
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Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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We have tested 50 smartwatches and found that there are 2 Don't Buys and 7 Best Buys.
Range of Smartwatch scores
  1. 44%
    Lowest score
  2. 67%
    Average score
  3. 76%
    Highest score
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