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Apple Series 5 review

Key features
  • WatchOS
Reviewed

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.

Included in our expert review
  • 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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Test results

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We have tested 68 smartwatches and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 26 Best Buys.
Range of Smartwatch scores
  1. 59%
    Lowest score
  2. 70%
    Average score
  3. 83%
    Highest score
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