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Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)

Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)
alaScore 100

1835 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1835 reviews of Apple Watch Series 3 (2017). 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 (2017) 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.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats

 

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a strange beast. While it adds more power and capabilities over the Apple Watch Series 2, many of those features come with

Ability to ditch the iPhone ; WatchOS 4 ; Ease of making calls ; Still looks the part ; Greater fitness focus than before

Call issues if you are on captive Wi-Fi network ; No international roaming

When the Apple Watch Series 3 launched it didn't feel ready. Now 3 months later its a very different story. In many ways it works as an improved version of the already good Series 2 offering with the big stand out feature being the 4G connectivity.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: now with cellular, it’s still the smartwatch to beat

 

The Apple Watch enters its third generation with little to prove

Leaves rivals floundering ; Cellular a worthy addition ; Plenty of design options ; Great for general fitness

We want even more battery life ; Restricted network choice

Nov, 2017

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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.

Feb, 2018

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

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Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Apple retains its smartwatch crown

 

4G isn't essential, but the Apple Watch 3 is still the best smartwatch money can buy

The fact remains, though, that the Apple Watch Series 3 in either 4G or GPS-only guise is the best smartwatch you can buy, regardless of platform, and for most people the best all-round fitness tracker as well. If you own an iPhone and you’re looking...

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 : 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 : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 3 review

 

Apple is good at making you want things you may not need or want in your life. Adding 4G to the Apple Watch might be another instance of this, even if it is technically great

The Series 3 with LTE does what it set out to do, but it is a bridge product. We are not in a sci-fi world where everyone wants a watch to make calls instead of a smartphone.

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

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Platinum / Black, Red / 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:N / 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 - 200 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 200

Features

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

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Cellular:Y

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / 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)
Rechargeable battery:Y
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:30 / 50
Wireless chipset:W2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 38.6 / 42.5
Thickness:1.14 / 3.86 / 4.25
Weight:26.7 / 28.7 / 32.3 / 34.9 / 42.4 / 52.8
Width:33.3 / 36.4