1. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Yep, you can turn it off if you’d like.
    Nice. Have you tested it? If so, is there a difference in battery life?
    09-28-2019 12:21 PM
  2. firstborn80's Avatar
    Nice. Have you tested it? If so, is there a difference in battery life?
    I haven’t tested it yet because I’m already accustomed to it being on. I’ll turn it off tomorrow and report back then.
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    09-28-2019 01:33 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    No for me. I'm happy with my AW4, the always on isn't that important for me to upgrade and I like my Space Black Stainless Steel better than the new Titanium. I'm good.
    The S5 still comes in space black stainless steel. The Titanium cases are just additional Edition models this year.
    09-29-2019 11:13 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    AOD doesn’t mean much to me. You have to turn your wrist to look at your watch anyway and that’s all it takes for mine to come on! I’m quite happy with my series 4.
    I have been wearing watches for decades and, with the exception of a brief period when I had an LED watch that required a button press to see the time, I most definitely did not have to try my wrist to see the time. Just a glance at the watch showed the time.

    I understand not upgrading from an S4 just for AOD, but AOD is a game-changer for me. I can't tell you how many times turning my wrist doesn't work (at least 25% of the time - it requires an exaggerated wrist turn, not always easy, say, when my hands are full.)
    09-29-2019 11:17 AM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The S5 still comes in space black stainless steel. The Titanium cases are just additional Edition models this year.
    Yes, I'm aware and I was saying that the Titanium model and always on display isn't enough to entice me into getting the AW5.
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-29-2019 11:27 AM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    I upgraded to Black SS with Milanese band. The Hermes I had last year the deployment buckle sucked, it didn't hold in place and would loosen all day long. For a $549 leather band I expect far higher quality, yes it was nice band but not worth the price. I skipped Hermes this year and went with MTM AppleCare+ so I am no longer stuck with 2 year only option.

    Oh and the always on display battery life sucks. I get a 20-25% hit with the always on display. I could start my day at 7am and end at 9pm with 55-60%, with always on I am lucky to end with 30%.
    10-05-2019 03:49 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was at Best Buy the other day and was looking at the Series 5 watches that were on display. I contemplated updating my Series 3, but opted not to. Maybe I’ll reconsider, but I doubt it.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 10-29-2019 at 08:11 PM.
    10-05-2019 04:40 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I skipped Hermes this year and went with MTM AppleCare+ so I am no longer stuck with 2 year only option.
    FWIW, you can still get two year AppleCare+ (for non-edition watches) and then extend it month to month after two years is over. (You just have to remember to do so.)
    10-05-2019 07:10 PM
  9. ronpfid's Avatar
    I just got the series 5 (Nike) a few days ago, I upgraded from a series 2 (Nike), for me it was well worth the money, going from a 2 to a 5 is a HUGE improvement. Way faster, a bit bigger display, it's snappy and responsive, love the new faces with the latest OS. And the watch is awesome looking IMO. Very happy with upgrade. Apple Watch S5 - Upgrade or Not (Yes for me)-img_1271.jpg
    Just_Me_D, doogald, ksassy and 2 others like this.
    10-06-2019 12:33 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just got the series 5 (Nike) a few days ago, I upgraded from a series 2 (Nike), for me it was well worth the money, going from a 2 to a 5 is a HUGE improvement. Way faster, a bit bigger display, it's snappy and responsive, love the new faces with the latest OS. And the watch is awesome looking IMO. Very happy with upgrade. Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats on getting your new Watch...
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    10-06-2019 03:01 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I just got the series 5 (Nike) a few days ago, I upgraded from a series 2 (Nike), for me it was well worth the money, going from a 2 to a 5 is a HUGE improvement. Way faster, a bit bigger display, it's snappy and responsive, love the new faces with the latest OS. And the watch is awesome looking IMO. Very happy with upgrade. Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats
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    10-06-2019 08:17 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    I sold my Series 4 earlier this year. Have been using mechanical watches again, but I am tempted to get a Series 5.
    10-20-2019 05:14 PM
  13. Nakia Johnson1's Avatar
    It is worth the upgrade for me because I like the display being on all the time besides twisting my wrist every time or tap on the screen to see what time it is.
    10-26-2019 01:12 PM
  14. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It is worth the upgrade for me because I like the display being on all the time besides twisting my wrist every time or tap on the screen to see what time it is.
    If you value the always on display, I’d say it’s worth it for you. Go for it!!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-29-2019 07:48 PM
  15. Cladster's Avatar
    I sold my Series 4 earlier this year. Have been using mechanical watches again, but I am tempted to get a Series 5.
    I did the same, i tried a S5 and returned it. What about you?
    02-08-2020 06:58 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I did end up getting a Series 5 stainless steel cellular model and I’m glad I did.
    A_M_W and Annie_M like this.
    02-09-2020 06:30 AM
  17. ksassy's Avatar
    I know I'm late to the party but I finally upgraded my beloved Series 2 GPS to a Series 5 GPS+Cellular and loving it. I knew may Series 2 was dog slow but wow this Series 5 is fast so this upgrade was well overdue for me. My Series 2 will now serve as a backup. Team Apple Watch all the way (3 years strong)!!
    Just_Me_D, pr1nce, wenrob and 1 others like this.
    05-30-2020 12:01 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I know I'm late to the party but I finally upgraded my beloved Series 2 GPS to a Series 5 GPS+Cellular and loving it. I knew may Series 2 was dog slow but wow this Series 5 is fast so this upgrade was well overdue for me. My Series 2 will now serve as a backup. Team Apple Watch all the way (3 years strong)!!
    It’s crazy the original Watch was released 5 years ago and I haven’t worn a traditional watch since. I’ve had the original series, the Series 3 and now i have the Series 5. I’m definitely all in on the Watch...
    ksassy and pr1nce like this.
    05-30-2020 12:07 PM
  19. edswife1970's Avatar
    I know I'm late to the party but I finally upgraded my beloved Series 2 GPS to a Series 5 GPS+Cellular and loving it. I knew may Series 2 was dog slow but wow this Series 5 is fast so this upgrade was well overdue for me. My Series 2 will now serve as a backup. Team Apple Watch all the way (3 years strong)!!
    Congratulations! I had the original Apple Watch, then a series 3, then a series 4 and now the series 5! I got the Nike version this time - non-cellular. I still have my series 4 gold stainless steel and I alternate using them depending on what I’m doing/where I’m going. Actually looking forward to seeing what the series 6 will be!
    Just_Me_D and ksassy like this.
    05-30-2020 02:31 PM
  20. pr1nce's Avatar
    I know I'm late to the party but I finally upgraded my beloved Series 2 GPS to a Series 5 GPS+Cellular and loving it. I knew may Series 2 was dog slow but wow this Series 5 is fast so this upgrade was well overdue for me. My Series 2 will now serve as a backup. Team Apple Watch all the way (3 years strong)!!
    Congratulations! Enjoy your Series 5. I just upgraded from a S3 to a S5 a couple weeks ago. I’m all in on the Apple Watch.
    ksassy and iwoodland like this.
    05-30-2020 09:06 PM
  21. gbphilli's Avatar
    I just upgraded from Series 4 to Series 5 for the AOD, additional storage, and the compass. Totally worth it, and my wife will inherit my S4, her first smartwatch.
    06-03-2020 08:05 PM
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