What's the difference between the Apple Watch with GPS and the GPS + Cellular?

Apple Watch Series 5

This year again we are with the same option available regarding the purchase of the new Apple Watch Series 5 and that is why what we want to do in this article is to remember some of the main differences between the model with GPS and the model with GPS + Cellular.

We are not going to beat around the bush with these differences and it is that visually they are rather scarce, that is, when we talk about the design of the two watches we realize that the only thing that can be appreciated is the change in the digital crown, already what In the models with Cellular it adds the red circle in the part of the crown and in the GPS model it does not.

Given the only aesthetic difference between the two, what difference is there between the model with GPS and the model with GPS + Cellular?

Well the answer for those who are thinking of buying a new watch at Apple is very simple. The Apple Watch Series 5 model with GPS, the most economical, allows us to directly send and receive messages, answer calls and receive notifications when connected to iPhone via Bluetooth or via Wi-Fi network.

In the case of the model with GPS + Cellular, the Apple Watch Series 5 and the rest of the models with this connectivity allow us, in addition to what has been said with the GPS model, the possibility of leaving the iPhone at home and sending and receiving messages, answering calls, receive notifications and listen to Apple Music and Apple Podcasts thanks to the built-in e-Sim. Thus we can do without the iPhone whenever we want and now with the 32GB of storage of the new Series 5 we can fit much more music inside.

Another detail to take into account is that your operator has to be compatible and at the moment in our country only the three that we have above these lines offer the possibility of enjoying this connectivity on the Apple Watch without having to carry the iPhone. Of course, you have to take into account the possible cost of your operator for this function, which will depend on your rate and the possible associated expenses. In addition, data consumption will grow due to this function implemented in the clock. Whatever the choice, the important thing is know our needs and all the conditions / prices of the operators to offer this service.


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  1.   Leandro said

    It does not make clear, that it is convenient

    1.    Jordi Giménez said

      Hi leandro,

      is that we do not want to say which one suits each user, we simply show the differences between the GPS model and the GPS + Cellular

      regards