The Apple Watch Series 5 officially hits stores Friday, but you can pre-order one for $384.99 shipped, originally $399.99. This latest-generation model features an S5 64-bit dual-core processor, W3 wireless chip, 32GB of internal storage, an optical heart sensor, electrical heart sensor, improved accelerometer up to 32 g‑forces, and a compass function. Product page. Read more for a video explaining why you should or shouldn’t upgrade to Series 5.
For added personal safety while traveling, users with cellular models of Apple Watch Series 5 can now complete international calls to emergency services no matter where it was originally purchased or if the cellular plan has been activated. This feature also works with fall detection, which means if it’s enabled, it automatically places an emergency call if the watch senses the user has taken a hard fall and remains motionless for about a minute. More information.