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

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


Will you buy the Apple Watch Series 5?

  1. Yes - 40mm cellular

  2. Yes - 44mm cellular

  3. Yes - 40mm non cellular

  4. Yes - 44mm non cellular

  5. No, I won't be buying it

  1. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 26,993

    Location: In the radio shack

    I've edited your post as there's no such thing as an 'iWatch' ;)

    I've had Apple Watches pretty much since launch day and the only damage I've ever had is a slight scratch on the glass where I knocked one of them against a very old granite wall. In my experience, they're very durable.
  2. Nem

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 2, 2003

    Posts: 1,561

    Location: Mansfield, Notts.

    I thought / hoped as much, thanks.

    No idea where I got iWatch from, hang my head in shame...

  3. FreeStream


    Joined: Apr 10, 2004

    Posts: 13,194

    Semi-Glad I picked up a S4 now, £70 off and 2 year warranty (John Lewis).

    For comparison I'm currently at 32% after 5:42 usage, 1 day 10 hours standby FWIW. (Taken off power at 6:45 yesterday)

    Is the always on screen *that* useful?
  4. rip-the-jacker


    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,857

    The always on screen is the main reason I upgraded..it was annoying when wanting to check the time and it wouldnt turn the screen on, on the first attempt, so that covers that annoyance..
  5. Marvt74


    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,070

    Location: Higher Walton

    As a counter to the above, i actually have always on turned off as it seems to hammer my battery life (S5 + Cellular). I don't find it's a big issue to raise my wrist.

    Although i believe a recent update might've fixed that, i've not turned it back on to test.

    I'd be more likely to use it, if i could have it on a timer so it's deactivated when i'm going to bed, otherwise it's quite distracting.
  6. McBain


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 21,648

    Location: Lancs/London

    Never thought I'd be bothered about one of these but after buying a non cellular 40mm 5 yesterday I have to say im finding myself using it more than I thought I would, it's ended up being costly though as I didn't release my iPhone 6 wouldn't upgrade to iOS 13 :p

    Obviously my bad but I was in desperate need of a new phone anyway so it gave me the kick up the backside I needed.
  7. IronSpider


    Joined: Apr 14, 2019

    Posts: 66

    Do Three support Apple watch yet for a cellular version?
  8. Scope


    Joined: Dec 1, 2002

    Posts: 907

    Location: Swindon

    Quick question for you guys.. Im thnking of getting the AW5 for my wife, but she is very sensitive to light at night, and its only an option if you are able to switch the display off completely.. I have read about its "theatre mode", but this requires you to go into menus, etc - can you for example schedule the AOD to switch off after 10pm? Or does the display switch off completely once it is off the wrist?
  9. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 26,993

    Location: In the radio shack

    When you take it off, the display goes blank. I use theatre mode each night, it's not complicated to get into: swipe up and the toggle for it is there.
  10. Marvt74


    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,070

    Location: Higher Walton

    Annoyingly you can't schedule it, although as Feek mentions it's very easy to enable Theatre Mode.