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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3
alaScore 100

1728 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1728 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 : 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

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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 : 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 (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.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

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Stay Connected

 

The third Apple Watch is far from an essential upgrade, unlike last year's Series 2, although this is still one of the very best smartwatches you can buy.

Cellular support ; Excellent health tracking ; Same sleek design

Not much of an upgrade ; Confusing number of models

The Series 3 Watch isn’t an essential upgrade for Series 2 owners, unless you’re desperate for that cellular connectivity to free you from your smartphone. However, for owners of the original Apple Watch and anyone who’s yet to make the jump to...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / 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 - 200 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 200

Features

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: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: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)
Rechargeable battery:Y
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: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