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Apple Series 5 review

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Key features
  • WatchOS
Expert review

The Apple Watch Series 4 was a giant leap in design for the smartwatch, but 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. Read our full review to find out how the Apple Watch Series 5 fared in our tests and whether it lives up to the hype.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What can it do?
  • What’s the setup like?
  • What’s it like to wear and use?
  • How accurate is it?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

October 2021

First reviewed by Which?

November 2019

Released

September 2019

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Test results

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 98 smartwatches and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 20 Best Buys.
Range of Smartwatch scores
  1. 54%
    Lowest score
  2. 71%
    Average score
  3. 86%
    Highest score
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