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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3
alaScore 100

93 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 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.

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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

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch Series 3

 

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

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: (stuff.tv)

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) review

 

The future arrives just a little too soon

Incredibly small for a 4G smartwatch ; Still the best fitness tracker around ; Voice calls work surprisingly well ; Battery life holds up, even when using 4G ; Huge array of bands means you can make it your own

Only available on one carrier in the UK ; Apple Music streaming not yet available on 4G ; Not all apps work on 4G without your phone ; You still need an iPhone to use it ; Overkill if you mainly want fitness tracking

A genuine gadget marvel, but its 4G smarts just need a little longer in the tech oven

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: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

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: (stuff.tv)

Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on review

 

Apple stirs in new ingredients without changing its winning recipe...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Black, Platinum / Grey / Grey, White / Multi / Not Applicable / Olive, Grey / Pink / Stainless steel / White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Not Applicable / Nylon / Stainless steel
Housing colour: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:130 - 180 / 130 - 190 / 130 - 200 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 200

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:10 / 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
Ambient light sensor: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:50
Wireless chipset:W2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:38.6 / 42.5
Thickness:1.14
Weight:26.7 / 28.7 / 32.3 / 34.9 / 42.4 / 52.8
Width:33.3 / 36.4