Apple Watch Series 5 is launched in Brazil from R $ 3,999 | Gadgets

O Apple Watch Series 5 is available for purchase in Brazil from this Friday (25): it costs from R $ 3,999 in the recycled aluminum model, and exceeds R $ 10,000 in the ceramic version. The smart watch brings little news, including an always-on screen and an integrated compass.

Apple Watch Series 4 and wristbands

The Watch Series 5’s biggest differentiator from its predecessors is the always-on display. Apple has put a display here that can reduce its refresh rate to 1 Hz in order to save battery; when you turn the pulse towards you, the interface returns to the 60 Hz pattern and the brightness increases.

The S5 system-on-a-chip has the same Watch Series 4 processor, but includes 32 GB of internal storage (versus 8 GB or 16 GB from the predecessor). There is also a built-in compass, and an international emergency call feature.

It is possible to purchase it in recycled aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic. These are the prices in Brazil and the USA:

Model Connectivity Size Price in Brazil Price in the USA
aluminum or Nike + GPS 40 mm R $ 3,999 $ 399
aluminum or Nike + GPS 44 mm R $ 4,249 $ 429
aluminum or Nike + GPS + Cellular 40 mm R $ 4,899 $ 499
aluminum or Nike + GPS + Cellular 44 mm R $ 5,149 $ 529
stainless steel GPS + Cellular 40 mm from R $ 6,499 from $ 699
stainless steel GPS + Cellular 44 mm from R $ 6,949 from $ 749
titanium GPS + Cellular 40 mm Starting at R $ 7,399 from $ 799
titanium GPS + Cellular 44 mm Starting at R $ 7,849 from $ 849
pottery GPS + Cellular 40 mm from R $ 11,999 from $ 1,299
pottery GPS + Cellular 44 mm from R $ 12,499 from $ 1,349

US Apple Watch Series 5 works on Claro and Vivo

Claro and Vivo confirm to MacMagazine that the Apple Watch Series 5 purchased in the USA can be activated on Brazilian networks “with the next iOS update”. Marcos Senna Motta, TIM executive, tells the Tecnoblog that the operator will have eSIM support on the watch, but only in 2020.

Those who already own a Series 4 are unlikely to switch to the latest version. However, this can be interesting for those who are coming from previous generations: the edges on the screen are smaller, the processor is faster, and the cardiac sensor allows you to do an electrocardiogram (in some countries).

Apparently, Apple doesn’t feel like it has to rush to add new features to its smart watch; it already dominates 46% of the global smartwatch market, according to Strategy Analytics.

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