Korea, Thailand, and Brazil can now buy the Apple Watch Series 5
Six weeks after going on sale in the US and selected other regions around the globe, the Apple Watch Series 5 models are now reaching users in more countries.
Apple's newest iteration of its popular smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, has now launched in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, giving more people the chance to jump in and see what's so great about the Apple Watch.
With different local sales taxes applied, Apple is selling the Apple Watch Series 5 at roughly the same pricing as in the US in Korea and Thailand where it's 539,000 ($458) and 13,400 ($444) respectively. It's a considerably more expensive purchase in Brazil, however, where prices start at R$3,999 ($996).
The key selling point of the Series 5 is that it brings an always-on screen that intelligently dims until you raise your wrist or tap on the screen. An ultra-low power display driver together with newly-optimized watch faces contribute to having this feature yet in theory retaining an all-day 18-hour battery life. In practice, users are finding the Series 5 battery does run down a little faster than on the previous Apple Watch Series 4, however.
There is also, though, an improved second-generation optical heart sensor and added fall detection which help to solidify the Apple Watch as both a major player in health research, and an advocate for individuals' health.
We were impressed with the Series 5 and think it's a great upgrade for anyone who has an Apple Watch Series 3 or older.