Apple Watch Series 5 - Technical Specifications


GPS + Cellular

  • Aluminum  
    • Silver
    • Space Gray
    • Gold
  • Stainless Steel  
    • Stainless Steel
    • Space Black (DLC)
    • Gold (PVD)
  • Titanium  
    • Titanium
    • Space black
  • Ceramic  
    • White


  • Aluminum  
    • Silver
    • Space Gray
    • Gold

Apple Watch Nike available in silver and space gray aluminum.
Apple Watch Hermès available in stainless steel and space black stainless steel.


  • Compass
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Water resistant
    50 meters1
  • Electrical heart sensor
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calling3
  • Emergency SOS2
  • Accelerometer
    up to 32 g-forces with fall detection
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Apple Pay
  • GymKit
  • Capacity 32GB
  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back


  • 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
  • Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display with Force Touch
    1000 nits brightness


  • S5 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
  • W3
    Apple wireless chip



  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Up to 18 hours5
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • USB power adapter



  • Height: 40mm
  • Width: 34mm
  • Depth: 10.74mm


  • Height: 44mm
  • Width: 38mm
  • Depth: 10.74mm



  • Aluminum: 30.8g
  • Stainless Steel: 40.6g
  • Titanium: 35.1g
  • Ceramic: 39.7g


  • Aluminum: 36.5g
  • Stainless Steel: 47.8g
  • Titanium: 41.7g
  • Ceramic: 46.7g

  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. Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) can use a cellular connection for Emergency SOS. To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch without cellular, your iPhone needs to be nearby. If your iPhone isn’t nearby, your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network and you must set up Wi-Fi Calling.
  3. The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions see
  4. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not available with all service providers. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts or prepaid plans; check with your employer and service provider. Some legacy plans may not be compatible. Roaming is not available. Contact your service provider for more details. Check for 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 and for more information.

Apple Watch Series 5 require an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later.
Features are subject to change. Some features, applications, and services may not be available in all regions or all languages. View complete list.

Published Date: Mar 23, 2021