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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3
alaScore 100

757 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 reviews of Apple Watch Series 3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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.

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Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) review: third time’s the charm

 

You don't need LTE

Great build quality ; Sharp, vibrant display ; Fast performance ; Reliable battery life

Doesn’t always show the time ; Every Apple Watch looks just like every other Apple Watch ; Smartwatches are still not must-have devices

The Apple Watch may not ever be the promised device that liberates us from the shackles of our smartphones, but three years into its existence, it is a very competent and capable smartwatch. Now if only it would show me the time all of the time.

Nov, 2017

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: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review: missed connections

 

You should still call me on my cellphone

Option for LTE ; Faster processor ; watchOS 4 (not specific to this hardware)

Cellular connectivity problems ; Apple Music streaming not working yet ; Unreliable Siri ; Notable battery drain with LTE

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: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple Watch Series 3

 

Now that it has LTE built in, it finally makes good on its promise to save you from your phone.

An always-on LTE connection totally changes what you can do with a Watch. It's an impressive fitness tracker. Believe it or not, Siri's pretty great.

The battery lasts a day in the best case---and often less. The Watch's interface still takes too long to figure out.

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: Great, But You Don't Need LTE

 

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

Cellular activation issues ; Short battery life when connected to cellular ; Still just 18-hour battery life

The future of smartwatches is being connected, but the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't quite 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...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Grey / Grey, White / Multi / Not applicable / Olive, Grey / Pink / Stainless Steel / White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Not applicable / Nylon / Stainless Steel
Housing color:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Stainless Steel
Removable strap:Y
Shape:Rectangular
SIM card type:eSIM
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y
Wrist size range:5.12 - 7.09 / 5.12 - 7.48 / 5.12 - 7.87 / 5.51 - 8.27 / 5.71 - 8.66 / 5.91 - 7.87

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
USB port:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:18
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:16 / 8

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Caller ID:Y
Display brightness:1000
Display Resolution:272 x 340 / 312 x 390
Display Type:OLED
E-mail:Y
FM radio:N
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 11.0
Operating system installed:watchOS 4
Processor cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor model:S3
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 1.67
Thickness:0.449
Weight:0.942 / 1.01 / 1.14 / 1.23 / 1.5 / 1.86
Width:1.31 / 1.43