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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3
alaScore 100

80 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Apple Watch Series 3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Apple Watch Series 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 80 reviews)

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Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Always connected, just without the guilt

 

Apple announced the third generation Apple Watch alongside new iPhones last month. What sets the Series 3 model apart from previous iterations is that it comes with the option to connect it to a cellular network, breaking the requirement to always have...

Battery life ; Bright, sharp display ; Siri integration is much better ; Capable of ditching iPhone for short periods of time

It's more expensive than the non-LTE Apple Watch Series 3 ; A monthly fee is a non-starter for some

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

 

All told, the Apple Watch Series 3 feels like two separate devices. When it's used as a traditional smartwatch — by which I mean it's connected to, and in range of a phone — it's the best wearable Apple has ever made. Performance is much improved,...

Improved performance ; Great battery life when connected to a phone ; Valuable new fitness features ; Siri feels more useful

iPhone still needs to be on to receive texts ; Lousy battery life on LTE ; Call quality can vary ; Apple Music streaming not ready yet

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 3

 

Apple adds cellular connectivity and doubles down on fitness features with the Watch Series 3, but it comes at a price.

Built-in cellular connectivity. Improved heart rate monitoring. Faster processor. Clear call quality. New band and case options.

Expensive. LTE drains battery rapidly.

Bottom Line: Apple adds cellular connectivity and doubles down on fitness features with the Watch Series 3, but it comes at a price.

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review

 

The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best smartwatch you can buy -- and oh so close to replacing your phone.

Makes calls from your wrist ; Voice control is excellent ; A joy to use ; Masses of personalization options ; Superb fitness tracking ability

Third-party app support is lacking ; Expensive ; Speaker is quiet

The one major new feature to the Apple Watch Series 3 — cellular connectivity — isn’t a reason to buy it, at least, not yet. But Apple’s Watch was already the best smartwatch you could buy, and the strong performance and sensible software enhancements...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review

 

I spend a lot of time with a phone in my face.

Cellular connection works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages. Music now syncs more easily. Improvements in fitness tracking and added watch faces. Adds barometer to GPS and swimproofing. Same overall size as last year’s watch.

Battery life takes a major hit when making calls or during GPS workouts. 42mm cellular model is expensive, and that’s before monthly wireless service and Apple Music fees. Still requires an iPhone to set up and pair with.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best overall smartwatch you can buy, but battery limitations and add-on fees keep it from being a must-have upgrade.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 Review

 

The Apple Watch Series 3 introduces one major feature that aims to break the bond that has kept it tethered to its master, the iPhone. Now that true cellular connectivity is on board with the Apple Watch Series 3, is that, along with some other new...

Built-in cellular connection finally ; Robust platform with WatchOS 4 ; Bigger focus on health & fitness ; Apple Music streaming coming later this year

Same restrained look as before ; $400 price tag for the cellular model is pretty stiff ; Not a whole lot of "new" stuff

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Freedom Meets Frustration

 

The Series 3 with LTE has its problems, like the Wi-Fi software bug and launch weekend carrier hiccups. But its biggest issue is that it costs too much for what it is: a companion device for your iPhone. At $399 for the 38 mm and $429 for the 42 mm,...

Excellent fitness-tracking features ; Faster Siri ; LTE is convenient while you're working out ; Improved fitness-tracking features ; Faster Siri with new vocal responses ; Lower price than Series 2 and LTE Series 3

Cellular activation issues on two carriers ; Short battery life when connected to cellular ; Apple Music streaming not available at launch ; Watch heats up during phone calls ; Still just 18-hour battery life

The future of smartwatches is being connected, but the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't deliver on that promise. Get the non-LTE model instead. The future of smartwatches is being connected, but the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't deliver on that promise. Get...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (tomsguide.com)

Apple Watch 3 Hands-On: It's Finally Untethered

 

The first thing you notice when you strap Apple's LTE-equipped Apple Watch onto your wrist is its size — or rather, any change to the size of previous Apple Watches.The $399 Apple Watch Series 3 may come packed with cellular connectivity

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Apple Watch 3 review

 

The new Apple Watch makes the right connections

Good smartwatch battery life ; Clear, bright screen

Only iPhone compatible ; Siri still patchy

The two versions of the Apple Watch 3 impress - but the cheaper, non-4G version of the wearable delivers good value for money and top fitness capabilities from the wrist.

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Fitness meets function

 

Apple Watch 3 review: Apple's LTE-enabled smartwatch is the most fully-featured on the market, but LTE isn't going to be for everyone.

Snappier performance ; Improved exercise tracking ; Super-bright and clear display ; Decent battery life (when not reliant on LTE) ; watchOS 4 improvements ; Apple Pay is still super useful

LTE has a big impact on battery life ; Needs more dedicated watch apps to make use of LTE ; Need to wait for Apple Music streaming ; Siri doesn't always work ; No LTE roaming

Battery life is rated the same as the Apple Watch Series 2, which Apple states is 18 hours. This applies for both the cellular and non-cellular options.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

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Wireless chipset:W2