Compare Apple Watch Models

Series 5GPS + Cellular

Series 5

Series 3GPS + Cellular

Series 3

Summary

44mm case

44mm case

977 sq mm
display area

40mm case

40mm case

759 sq mm
display area

42mm case

42mm case

740 sq mm
display area

38mm case

38mm case

563 sq mm
display area

10.7mm thin

10.7mm thin

11.4mm thin

11.4mm thin

Electrical heart sensor

Electrical heart sensor

-

Second-generation optical heart sensor

Second-generation
optical heart sensor

Optical heart sensor

Optical heart sensor

Always-On Retina display

Always-On Retina display

-

Compass

Compass

-

Fall detection

Fall detection

-

64-bit dual-core S5 processor Up to 2x faster than S3 processor

64-bit dual-core S5 processor
Up to 2x faster than S3 processor

Dual-core S3 processor

Dual-core S3 processor

Digital Crown with haptic feedback

Digital Crown with
haptic feedback

Digital Crown

Digital Crown

Finishes

Series 5

GPS + Cellular

Aluminum

Silver, Space Gray, Gold

Stainless Steel

Gold

Apple Watch Nike available in silver and
space gray aluminum.

Series 3

GPS + Cellular

Aluminum

Silver, Space Gray

Apple Watch Nike available in space gray aluminum.

Features

  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Compass
  •  
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Water resistant
    50 meters1
  • Water resistant
    50 meters1
  • Electrical heart sensor
  •  
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • Optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calling2
    and Emergency SOS
  • Emergency SOS
  • Accelerometer
    up to 32 g-forces
  • Accelerometer
    up to 16 g-forces
  • Gyroscope
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker
    50 percent louder
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Microphone
  • Apple Pay3
  • Apple Pay3
  • GymKit
  • GymKit
  • Capacity 32GB
    GPS + Cellular
  • Capacity 16GB
    GPS + Cellular
  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back
    GPS + Cellular
  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back (center)
    GPS + Cellular

Display

  • 44mm
    368 by 448 pixels
    977 sq mm display area
    Over 30% larger display than Series 3
  • 40mm
    324 by 394 pixels
    759 sq mm display area
    Over 30% larger display than Series 3
  • LTPO OLED Always-On Retina display
    with Force Touch

    1000 nits brightness
  • 42mm
    312 by 390 pixels
    740 sq mm display area
  • 38mm
    272 by 340 pixels
    563 sq mm display area
  • OLED Retina display with Force Touch
    1000 nits brightness

Chip

  • S5 with 64-bit dual-core processor
    Up to 2x faster processor
  • W3
    Apple wireless chip
  • S3 with dual-core processor
  • W2
    Apple wireless chip

Connectivity

  • LTE and UMTS4
    GPS + Cellular models
  • Wi-Fi
    802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • LTE and UMTS4
    GPS + Cellular models
  • Wi-Fi
    802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.2

Power

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Up to 18 hours5
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • USB power adapter
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Up to 18 hours6
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • USB power adapter
    GPS + Cellular model only
Apple Watch SERIES 5

Apple WATCH Nike SERIES 5

Apple WATCH SERIES 3

Apple WATCH Nike SERIES 3


  1. Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 3 have a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that they may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, they should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
  2. The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions see New windowapple.com/watchos/feature-availability.
  3. Apple Pay is not available in all markets. For a list of Apple Pay countries and regions, see apple.com/ios/feature-availability/#apple-pay. For a list of compatible Apple Pay devices, see New windowsupport.apple.com/en-us/KM207105.
  4. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts; check with your employer and service provider. Roaming is not available outside your carrier network coverage area. Contact your service provider for more details. Check New windowapple.com/watch/cellularfor participating wireless carriers and eligibility.
  5. Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, cellular coverage, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary. See New windowapple.com/batteries and New windowapple.com/watch/battery.html for more information.
  6. Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2018 using shipping Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, cellular coverage, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary. See New windowapple.com/batteries and New windowapple.com/watch/battery.html for more information.
  • Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 3 require iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later.
  • Apple Watch is not a medical device.
  • Features are subject to change. Some features, applications, and services may not be available in all regions or all languages. See New windowapple.com/watchos/feature-availability for complete list.
  • Apple, the Apple Logo, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The iPhone trademark is used under license from AiPhone Co., Ltd. App Store, AppleCare, iCloud are service marks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. TM and © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

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