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Poll: **** The official Apple Watch Series 5 thread ****

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, Sep 11, 2019.

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Will you buy the Apple Watch Series 5?

  1. Yes - 40mm cellular

    3.4%
  2. Yes - 44mm cellular

    19.1%
  3. Yes - 40mm non cellular

    9.0%
  4. Yes - 44mm non cellular

    23.6%
  5. No, I won't be buying it

    44.9%
  1. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    Looks like Vitality are offering the cellular version of this now. Kind of wish i'd waited!
     
  2. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    WatchOS 6.1 is available, really hoping this resolves the battery issues. It's not been actually bad for me but it's far worse than I was expecting.
     
  3. Mr.Stu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,277

    First day of use on the series 5 44mm. 6am-7pm down to 56% battery with always on screen. Seems ok
     
  4. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,185

    What you have to do to get one of these? dare I ask?
     
  5. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    I mentioned the Vitality deal to my financial adviser and she laughed her socks off. They only ‘give’ them away because their policies are so ridiculously expensive. The only group of people she recommends their policies for are squaddies because they’re one of the few companies who will insure them.

    If you’re very active, the watch deal brings their cost down to just expensive but if for any reason you stop being very active, you get raped by the cost of the policy.

    Consult a proper independent financial advisor before you sign up for a Vitality policy.
     
  6. dasyad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,850

    If you get Vitality through a work benefit then I think it’s a good deal to get the watch, but I wouldn’t take out a Vitality policy purely to get the watch.
     
  7. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    Vitality halves the cost of my gym membership. For a few extra quid I get life insurance, free cinema tickets etc for being active.
     
  8. roman59

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2009

    Posts: 1,136

    Updated my series 5 cellular to 6.1 last night, put on the watch at 7.30 this morning 100% charge, 3.5 hours later the battery is now showing 99%.

    Set to always on display, raise to wake off (as I am at work).

    Major improvement over 6.01 :)

    Cheers all
     
  9. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 8,721

    Location: Nottingham

    Yeah did read that 6.1 fixes the battery life issues of the S5 watches.
     
  10. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    Yeah as above, it's through Vitality Health Insurance (not sure if it's also available on their Life Insurance plans - Might be through their "wellness optimiser")

    It works as an interest free loan, then the more activity you do the larger the contribution Vitality pay towards your monthly payment.

    As @Feek mentioned, they are hilariously expensive (Think i was quote around £120/mth), however i get it through work. They do have some good rewards though like cinema tickets, free starbucks, half price gym membership, half price trainers and cheap Spa weekends :)


    The life insurance is actually fairly reasonable i thought when i was looking. My wifes policy is with them.
     
  11. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,185

    pfff pass
     
  12. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,372

    Can someone recommend me do cheap Bluetooth earphones for under £50 to go with this watch please?
     
  13. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    I’ve got a set of Encafire E18 plus.

    fairly happy with them. The case charges wirelessly too.

    there’s another pair by a brand called Holyhigh or something like that which look ok and come with ear hooks for running which I’m tempted by though.

    only issue I find with theE cheap ones are the microphone/call quality.
     
  14. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    I pay £30 to vitality and £30 to the gym. The gym is normally £70 something I believe.
     
  15. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,185

    that's not too bad
     
  16. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    Yup, and I get a load of free stuff like cinema tickets etc. So it’s worth it to me.
     
  17. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    That life insurance though rather than health insurance?
     
  18. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    No, it’s health insurance. I also have cover through work so I probably don’t need it.
     
  19. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    Oh, thats cheap then. I'm sure i got quoted a lot more when i was debating leaving my job and thinking about carrying on with Vitality myself.
     
  20. Nem

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 2, 2003

    Posts: 1,568

    Location: Mansfield, Notts.

    Definitely looking at one of these now, had a Fitbit Versa for nearly a year but want the extra integration with the iPhone now. One question tho, I've got a black Versa which I got a small scratch on a few months back and you can now see the bright silver alloy underneath which is very annoying, would prefer the space grey Apple Watch but wondering how durable the finish is on the dark housing and if the same would happen if scratched? I've had space grey iPhone 8 for nearly 2 years now and not marked it so assume the watches are going to be similar durability?