Apple Watch series 5 - what can we expect and when?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by KensaiMage, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. KensaiMage macrumors regular


    May 25, 2017
    2019? Finally glucose monitor? if not - what else could we expect?
  2. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    You’re the worst. 4 isn’t even out yet lol.
    What features are you looking for with Apple Watch 8? 10? 26?
  3. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
  4. applewatch macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    Can we at least get to wear our Series 4 before we begin talking about what to include in the next iteration of the Apple Watch?
  5. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    Apple Watch Series 5 will be unveiled September 10, 2019 and released September 20 ;)
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    The buzz (and sales) of the Apple Watch seem to be growing each generation so it's highly likely that a Series 5 will make it's debut in September 2019. What it will offer is anyone's guess. I'd be willing to bet that the design will remain largely unchanged from the Series 4. I'm sure Apple is hard at work trying to come up with great new health/fitness features to put in it.
  7. Goldfrapp, Sep 17, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Potentially in the pipeline for future Apple Watches, not just Apple Watch 5:

    - blood glucose meter
    - blood pressure meter
    - stress meter
    - inflammation meter
    - hydration meter
    - even less bezel
    - even more battery life
    - they'll always try to make it thinner
    - Do Not Disturb while Driving
    - hand gestures
    - Face ID
    - Smart bands
    - round watch
  8. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    lol. do you think it's realistic for the apple watch to have a needle attached to it to measure your glucose everyday?
  9. Goldfrapp, Sep 17, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Scientists are working on biosensors that could monitor glucose levels through sweat & tears
  10. iFan83 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2017
    I bet it’ll be minor, better battery life, faster... I’m not sure what other realistic health monitors could be put in given where we’re at today, maybe smart band for blood pressure. AW4 is a pretty significant upgrade, imo.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2018 ---
    We’re very far away from being able to detect glucose levels non-invasive
  11. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    September next year. Will be a minor upgrade.
  12. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    We are wasting time here. Let’s just go straight to speculating on the S8.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    You're a little early on this. But I’m not entirely sure the Apple Watch will be an annual upgrade every year. Apple really is unpredictable how they do things, so with all these new health aspects now, perhaps it could be spring 2020 for all we know when the next Apple Watch might launch. Really depends on the technology advancements if it’s ready for the market or not.
  14. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    I’m sure that there will be an upgrade to the Apple Watch next fall. Things in this area of tech are changing fast so I think Apple would be daft to skip a year. But I’m guessing that it’ll just be a minor improvement. Better battery life is something I’m sure that Apple are working on. It”s one thing that I was disappointed about with the Series 4.
  15. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    Hopefully it's even thinner. I llove the idea of crazy thin devices.
  16. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Can see it retaining the Series 4 form factor, new/improved health sensors.

    Series 6, new form factor, few actual new features barring a killer, always on screen of some description.
  17. Mammut macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2015
    Frankfurt, Germany
    MicroLED might be a thing for Apple Watch Series 5.
  18. Relentless Power, Sep 18, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I doubt that. That technology _is_ coming, there’s no doubt Apple is experimenting with it, but I don’t think that would debut by 2019 if there is a Series 5 next fall. I think that technology still at least two years out, but will be fairly impressive when it does launch, because it poses to have a greater brightness over OLED, less power draw, which equals two longer battery longevity, and higher resolution.
  19. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    How about Apple buying Theranos technology for a future Apple Watch?
  20. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    true.. but.. those tests require consumables, that is, they are not purely spectrophotometric (which the watch CAN do), but require some chemical and/or enzyme additives to work with that will be used (consumed) in the process... which means on some basis a 'cartridge' of some sort containing the consumables would have to be inserted into whatever measuring device... a larger hand held unit, no problem, a watch? might be a problem depending on how frequently it would have to be replaced. Not to mention, would interfere with the whole water proof thing. In other words, I wouldn't hold our breaths for this one. (pun intended)
  21. caspergirl macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    The blood pressure meter will be the easiest to implement. Some other bands already do that (not sure of how accurate they are though but the technology is not unknown)
  22. spanishfox89 macrumors newbie


    Nov 23, 2018
    We already can and you can buy them at any retail pharmacy. (Pharmacist here)
  23. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    ECG and customizable email notifications.
  24. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    And we also want to know about 6 and 7, so post all the details here!

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