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Apple Watch Series 5 Titanium Models Weigh Up to 13% Less Than Stainless Steel Models

When the Apple Watch Series 5 lineup was introduced earlier this week, tech specs on Apple's website listed incorrect weights for the new models based on Series 4 weights. Apple has since corrected the data, providing for an accurate comparison of the new titanium casing option with stainless steel.


40mm and 44mm titanium Series 5 models weigh 35.1 and 41.7 grams respectively, according to Apple, which is up to 13 percent lighter than the 40mm and 44mm stainless steel Series 5 models at 40.6 and 47.8 grams respectively.

Meanwhile, 40mm and 44mm aluminum Series 5 models weigh 30.8 and 36.5 grams respectively, which is virtually the same as aluminum Series 4 models. And the 40mm and 44mm ceramic models weigh 39.7 and 46.7 grams respectively, making them slightly lighter than ceramic Series 3 models, despite having larger displays.

40mm
- Aluminum: 30.8 grams
- Stainless Steel: 40.6 grams
- Titanium: 35.1 grams
- Ceramic: 39.7 grams

44mm
- Aluminum: 36.5 grams
- Stainless Steel: 47.8 grams
- Titanium: 41.7 grams
- Ceramic: 46.7 grams

Apple Watch Series 5 pre-orders began earlier this week, with deliveries to customers and in-store availability starting Friday, September 20. Key features include an always-on display, a new Compass app, international emergency calling on cellular models, 32GB of storage, and the new casing options.

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1 week ago
I can't be the only one who thinks the red ring indicator is ridiculous.
Rating: 41 Votes
1 week ago

I can't be the only one who thinks the red ring indicator is ridiculous.


Nah, but.... it’s better than the red dot on the Series 3:



Rating: 21 Votes
1 week ago
I don't see the point of this article. This is all in the spec sheets for anyone interested.
Rating: 15 Votes
1 week ago
I like the weight though. Anyone else?

I don’t like the aluminium ones as they don’t feel solid.
Rating: 13 Votes
1 week ago

I can't be the only one who thinks the red ring indicator is ridiculous.

It’s an improvement from the red dot ;-) but I wish they would remove the ring now
Rating: 8 Votes
1 week ago

It’s an improvement from the red dot ;-) but I wish they would remove the ring now

I honesty don’t mind the ring. It’s subtle. Like others have said, better than series 3 solid dot.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago

How weird. I would have thought the titanium would weigh less than aluminum. No reason to choose titanium over aluminum for weight.


Durability, not solely weight. I am a huge fan of Titanium watches -- like Breitling models, but not ones that need to be replaced every year. Wouldn't it be cool if Apple created a "bare" watch module that could be popped into the case of your choice? Keep the expensive Ti case and swap out the module as needed, like this Omega Speedmaster.



Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago

I don't see the point of this article. This is all in the spec sheets for anyone interested.

The point is to inform forum readers of the error initially posted on the Apple spec sheet. If you already knew that's great but many didn't and were confused why they were the same weight
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
Interesting to point out the weight. I would think the interest in the Ti models would have to do with durability over that of other versions.

I like that there are more options, though I have never personally gone for anything over the Aluminum models, since the aging core components & features tend to set the lifetime for these watches (for most people) as compared to the case material.

Not for weight, but most of the added weight of the higher-end models has always come from the sapphire crystal display, vs the glass display. I have owned both, and the sapphire is pretty bulletproof compared to the glass, which develops scratches fairly easily. I am disappointed at the price of the titanium model, since I was excited to get the sapphire screen with a lighter overall package.


Interesting that you found the glass to be so scratch prone. I still have my Series 0, along with my Series 3 Cellular (both Aluminum). I tend to wear the 0 when I am working on home construction projects, and when I am in the shop working on hobby cars. The case for sure is scratched and dinged up, but the glass is next to flawless despite hitting all kinds of objects over the years.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago

How weird. I would have thought the titanium would weigh less than aluminum. No reason to choose titanium over aluminum for weight.

Not for weight, but most of the added weight of the higher-end models has always come from the sapphire crystal display, vs the glass display. I have owned both, and the sapphire is pretty bulletproof compared to the glass, which develops scratches fairly easily. I am disappointed at the price of the titanium model, since I was excited to get the sapphire screen with a lighter overall package.
Rating: 5 Votes

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