Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch launched along with new iPad

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After months of anticipation, and an endless stream of rumors, Apple today is poised to introduce its iPhone 11 lineup.

We do know that the Apple Watch Series 5 will run watchOS 6, with new cycling and noise detecting apps among the improvements in the pipeline.

Apple led into the announcement by touting the health benefits of the Apple Watch.

Apple says this doesn't impact battery life thanks to brand-new screen technology, so you'll still get all-day, 18 hour battery life.

The Apple Watch Series 5 will also come with compass, which users can add to their home screen as well. Also, the compass will be open to third-party apps as well so developers can incorporate it into other experiences as well. I'm not going to dwell on that too much here - we'll save that for the full review of the Apple Watch Series 5, which is coming very soon. Now the Apple Watch can place emergency calls internationally no matter where the device was originally purchased.

Apple sold 43m Apple Watches over the last two years, according to data from IDC, accounting for almost 50% of the global smartwatch market.

"Most attention focused on the new iPhone 11 Pro which comes in two screen size options - 5.8" and 6.5" on the larger Max model.

The Apple Watch Series 5 features an Always On Retina display so the watch face is always visible - a feature available on many WearOS smartwatches. For regular people you will also be happy to hear that the LTE models will have free emergency calling without having to be linked to an iPhone.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499. New models from Nike and Hermès will also be available. You can pre-order it from today and it will be shipping starting September 20th. However, despite unveiling a new video service, Apple didn't mention any pending updates for the TV device. If you'd like built-in cellular connectivity, you can expect to pay $459 for the 32GB iPad or $559 for the 128GB flavor.