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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. Iraklis F.C.

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: Thessaloniki

    i cannot update to watch os 6.1.1. no matter what. The app crashes and starts all over again.
     
  2. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 47,326

    Location: All over the world...

    New update out, Watch os 6.1.2. Not sure what it adds other than security updates I imagine.
     
  3. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 4,584

    Location: Middlesex

    I'm looking at picking up another Apple watch. Can currently get a refurb s4 for £265. Is there much that I would miss form a s5? I know there's always on which I'm not too worried about. I've heard reports of poor battery on s5 as well.
     
  4. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    Mine has been fine since WatchOS 6.1 hit.
     
  5. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    As an S5 owner, i'd go with the S4 in your shoes. I don't think the S5 adds enough.

    Although i'd be looking for a better price than that. I'm sure there are deals for the S5 around the £340 mark if you time it right.
     
  6. IronSpider

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 14, 2019

    Posts: 81

    Can anyone recommend a third party charging cable that actually works? My wife has tried a couple from amazon and they either don't work or so slow.
     
  7. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,162

    Location:

    I have tried a few and none are as good as a genuine Apple Watch charger, it’s worth just paying the £29 direct from Apple.
     
  8. Jambo

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 4, 2004

    Posts: 5,183

    Sillly question alert but just want to check.

    On screen wake show last app settings. If you have it set as 1 hour for example does the watch not show the clock face when it goes to sleep? It just dims out the active app screen and shows the time top right?
     
  9. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 4,584

    Location: Middlesex

    I've had a refurb Apple Watch 4 for about 3 and a half weeks. The battery was absolutely fine for the first 2 and a half weeks then suddenly out of nowhere I'm lucky for it to last till I finish work. Absolutely nothing has changed. One day I was going to bed with 70% battery, now it's powering off by 7pm.

    Anything I can do?
     
  10. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    Go back to Apple with it.
     
  11. Juicy Jama

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2019

    Posts: 229

    Any tips on where to find a deal like that for S4?
     
  12. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

  13. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 4,584

    Location: Middlesex

    Nothing else I can try first? There's no warranty left with Apple. I have a years warranty on it with the seller so I could get it swapped but that's a lot of hassle if I haven't exhausted all possibilities first.

    It was from ebay, there was a 30% off code the day I bought it.
     
  14. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

  15. Juicy Jama

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2019

    Posts: 229

  16. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,998

    Location: Higher Walton

    Ah bummer.

    Get posting!
     
  17. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 4,584

    Location: Middlesex

    I've tried factory defaulting my watch and not restoring from a backup or installing any apps. Same issue. Should I send it back?
     
  18. Axel40

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 26, 2004

    Posts: 178

    Any recommendations for good straps on the bay or amazon...particularly the milanese one! Don’t fancy paying 100 for it
     
  19. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,211

    Location: In the radio shack

    There are some decent straps in this thread.
     
  20. Juicy Jama

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2019

    Posts: 229

    Theres some on ebay for 185. Think its legit ?