Apple Watch Series 5 vs Series 3: The differences that matter

There’s a new Apple watch series 5 and it brings a whole bunch of new features but apples also selling a Series 3 for just $199 so is the series 5 really worth twice as much when you look at the series 3 in series 5 Apple watches side-by-side they’re pretty much identical the series 3 comes in 38 and 42 millimeter sizes while v series 5 comes in 40 and 44 millimeter sizes that might look like a lot on paper but on your wrist it’s nearly impossible to see the difference with the series 5 you also have more case options now it comes in titanium and ceramic as well as the usual aluminum colors space grey silver and gold the series 3 only comes in aluminum when you turn them on however you can really see the difference between these two watches Apple increased the size of the screen last year with the series 4 and we get that same display on this series 5 it’s only a few millimeters bigger than the series 3 but it is very noticeable the corners of the screen are rounded so they match the body of the case more than the square sides of the series 3 and it fills more of the frame there are very small bezels on the series 5 where on the series 3 if you have a picture showing you can really see just how small the screen is in the case but the big upgrade with the series 5 watch is a new always-on display now this has been a source of contention for years with that but we’ve wanted one since the first Apple watch we saw with previous generations including the series 3 when you’re not using the watch it fades to block so you’re basically wearing a blank screen on your wrist all day and Apple has done a great job with it each watch face gets its own always-on option and you know some are better than others but as a whole it’s one of the best always-on displays that I’ve used at a watch it I’ve tried out a lot of them there are a couple other little differences between the two watches as well on the theories 5 you get an ECG built into the digital crown that means you can put your finger against the crown and it’ll take your pulse it also has an updated optical heart rate sensor the thing that goes against your wrist to measure your heartbeat there’s also a new a processor the S five chip versus the s3 chip which is about 50% faster than the previous model the series 5 watch also has fall detection built into it so if you turn it on you fall and you can’t get up your watch will actually call 911 at your location so if someone can come and rescue you and you also get a slightly louder speaker and 32 gigs of storage with the series 5 vs 8 gigs or 16 gigs on this series 3 both watches have watch OS 6 onboard but there’s some little differences between them first let’s go through what’s the same they both have some new apps onboard we got calculator voice memos audio books psycho tracking for women as well as a new way to track activity trends and both watches also have the new on wrist app store which means you’ll be downloading apps on your watch and no longer on your phone it’s a little quicker on the series 5 thanks to the new processor but it’s pretty much the same experience of course both one new app that’s only on the series 5 and not available in the series 3 is the new noise app what that does is it uses your microphone to measure the sound in a room and gives you a decibel reading you also get a few new watch faces with watch OS 6 though some aren’t available on the series 3 but of course the biggest difference between these two watches is the price the series 3 starts at $1.99 for the 38 millimeter and 229 for 42 millimeter the series 5 starts at 399 for 40 millimeter and 429 for 44 millimeter both watches offer a cellular or a GPS model with the cellular models costing $100 more across-the-board so those are the differences between the series 3 in the series 5 Apple watch the big reason I would recommend series 5 is if you want that always-on display Apple has done a great job with this it’s it’s color it’s pretty it’s just a really nice job and if that’s what you’ve been missing in the previous four or five six versions just go buy this one but other than the display the series 3 watch is a really good watch for $1.99 I can’t think of another one that even comes close for example the Fitbit Versa – same price is missing the apps of or the screen size the bands all of the things that make an Apple watch an Apple watch is on this series three model it’s a great value it’s a great price and whether it’s your first Apple watch or your third it’s a really good option so what do you guys think of the series 3 in series 5 Apple watch is the series 5 worth twice as much let me know in the comments and I’ll catch you next time