Apple Watch Size Comparison: 3 vs 4 vs 5
With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5 over the summer, it’s time to revisit the Apple Watch screen sizes for designers. We’ve created an Apple Watch Size Comparison table to help designers see the differences between the Apple Watch Series 3 vs 4 vs 5 sizes. Understanding the difference between CSS size and actual pixel size of screen can help us determine where your CSS breakpoints will be for designing apps for these new smart watches. But first let’s dig in to the differences between these new watch models. Apple Watch Series 3 vs 4 vs 5 Series 3: 11.4 mm thick, 5ATM OLED Waterproof Retina screen with Force Touch technology. Series 4: 10.7mm thick, 5ATM waterproof, LTPO OLED Retina display with Force Touch technology. Series 5: 10.7mm thick, 5ATM waterproof, LTPO OLED – always on retina display with forced touch The Apple 3 Series has a robust rectangular case with a digital crown and a separate push button on the right, as well as a speaker and microphone on the left. It is resistant to swimming at distances of up to 50 metres and is equipped with an Ion-X glass at the top of the screen. The GPS and Cellular models are differentiated with a red accent on the digital crown. The heart rate monitor is located at the bottom of the watch case, the release buttons to disengage the straps and the second generation Retina OLED display is located at the top, twice as bright as the Series 1 display per 1,000 nodes. The GPS model has a composite backrest, while the GPS and Cell Phone models have a ceramic and sapphire backrest. The Apple 5 and 4 series watches have the same familiar design and strap as previous models, but Apple has made some changes to these models. First, the 4 and 5 series digital crown has an integrated electric heart rate sensor that complements the optical heart rate sensor at the bottom of the watch. Apple Watch Series 5 Overview Series 4 and 5 also have a much larger screen with rounded edges, making full use of available space and making the design bolder. Series 4 and 5 40 mm models have an exposure area of 759 m2 compared to 563 m2 on Series 3 38 mm models, and Series 4 and 5 44 mm models have an exposure area of 977 m2 compared to 740 m2 on Series 3 42 mm models. The greater proportion of monitors makes Series 4 and Series 5 very different from Series 3, despite the similar design as a whole. In addition to increasing the screen size, the Apple Watch Series 5 also offers the Always-On Retina display, which is an important differentiating factor between it and the Series 4 display. The always on display means you don’t have to lift your wrist to wake up the display and the display is always visible. Raising your wrist or touching the screen will make the Series 5 screen brighter. Make no mistake, both versions of the Apple 5-Series, 40 mm and 44 mm watches are identical except for the size of the screen. The functions remain the same. Time to Compare Apple Watches Unlike traditional watches that measure the horizontal dimension of the case, Apple measures the vertical dimension of the case. The smaller of the two sizes in the 5-series is 40mm high; » Read More
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