If you are using an iPhone, then you may have a bit more trouble finding a compatible device. In fact, a wide range of fitness trackers isn’t designed to be paired with IOS phones. The Apple Watch is made specifically to pair with your IOS devices. Let’s review one of them: Apple Watch Series 5.
- Specifically Designed to Work With IOS Devices
- Tons of App and Music Integration
- Apple Care for the First Year
- High Price Point For a Fitness Tracker
- GPS Quickly Zaps Your Battery
Apple Watch Series 5 Features
The Apple Watch offers several features for fans of iPhone who aren’t willing to move to Android just for fitness tracking. Like most Apple products, it has innovative features that IOS fans will love.
The watch uses a powerful 64-bit dual-core S5 processor to let you have access to a variety of apps. The watch itself is made out of stainless steel and has interchangeable bands. Bands for the watch can be swapped out and purchased from a variety of companies. Some bands are made out of rubber or clothlike materials, while others are made from silicone. This allows users with allergies to easily find a band that won’t irritate their skin. The watch is a bit bulky, but several bands come with colorful prints to add more personality to the watch. Just don’t expect an Apple Watch to complement a cute dress on your next date.
This is going to be a long section because you can do a lot with this watch. If you love music like me, then you can easily use it to control your Apple library. It can be used to quickly skip your least favorite songs and is compatible with audiobooks and podcasts. The watch even cares enough about your health to let you know when your music is too loud. If your more social, then you can use your watch to quickly read texts or answer phone calls. You can even use the watch to look at snippets from your favorite compatible apps. There is even a compass if your direction savvy and need some help navigating your town.
The fitness tracking is another feature that really sticks out. The watch can easily track your steps, provide GPS workout routes, and track your heart rate. The watch will even let you know when you’ve been sitting for too long. Best of all it can be used for light water activities like swimming.
The menstrual tracking is another great feature that women will love. I always have trouble remembering my cycle and putting it into a tracker helps. The app lets you set your cycle and length. It also helps to track your common symptoms leading up to and during your period. Based on the information you input, the tracker will even create a window for the start of your next cycle.
The battery is lithium-ion and will need to be changed every one to two days. Certain apps like the GPS will cause the battery of the watch to train much faster. Once the battery runs out, you will need to contact Apple to see about getting it replaced. Also, keep in mind that this model has an always-on display that slowly sucks the life out of the watch.
Warranty and Price
Like most Apple products, you will get one-year of coverage for Apple, including their plus service. This guarantees that your device will be repaired quickly if it stops working for any reason. If you need to repair your watch, there are several options available to you. You can either ship the watch off with the pre-paid shipping label or visit an Apple store. The Apple store can do in house repairs and quickly get your watch put back on your wrist. As for the price, like most any Apple product, the watch is going to cost you a big chunk of money. The Apple Watch 5 is more expensive than other trackers and usually stays around the $400 price range.
How to Use Apple Watch Series 5
Almost all newer Apple devices are designed to be paired with Apple Watches. Simply find the watch or pairing app in your IOS device. Set your phone and watch to sync. From there, you can track your watches data and add compatible apps.
Is Apple Watch Series 5 waterproof?
Yes, it actually is fully waterproof. You can go swimming with your device or even shower with it on. The band you are using may differ its ability to take water for long periods of time.
How long can the Apple Watch 5 stay underwater?
It’s not a matter of how long it can stay underwater, but how much pressure the watch can take. The Apple watch can take light activities like swimming, but rougher activities like scuba diving won’t work. The watch can withstand depths of up to 50 meters before it begins to get damaged.
Does Apple Watch 5 track sleep?
Yes, the five is able to track your sleep patterns. You can check the patterns on the screen or in the app to get a better picture of your sleep cycle.