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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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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

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Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on review


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

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

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

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Apple Watch Series 3 review

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The third-generation Apple Watch is here, and it's a very familiar looking smartwatch. So what's under the rectangular bezel of the Apple Watch Series 3, and is it third time's a charm for the biggest smartwatch manufacturer in the world? We took a...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular


Note: Author's carrier is TELUS which has yet to provide an ETA on Apple Watch compatibility. A second part to this review, which focuses on the LTE aspect, will follow as soon as the service can be tested.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Woollaston (

Apple Watch 3 review: 4G is a game changer, but the niggles still remain


The Apple Watch Series 3 may look the same, but how you'll use it just drastically changed

The biggest bugbear I had with previous Apple Watches was their reliance on the phone. Apple Watch 3 solves this. Yes, you’ll need to spend £400 for the 4G model, (plus an EE contract) but it’s likely to have a much longer shelf-life and will be...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Lance Ulanoff (

Apple Watch Series 3 review: The smartest smartwatch yet


Leave your iPhone behind.

It can make and receive calls on its own ; Still excellent design ; Data can power Siri and other apps ; More Workout options than ever ; Great battery life

Price for LTE support is high ; You’ll pay for data ; Streaming music not ready ; No podcast app

Apple's smart upgrade to its popular wearable takes the Apple Watch to a new level of responsiveness and constant connectivity.

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


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
SIM card type:eSIM
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Wrist size range:130 - 180 / 130 - 190 / 130 - 200 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 200

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y


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


Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:10 / 18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless Charging:Y


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

Technical Details

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
FM radio:N
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
Vibrating Alert:Y
Waterproof up to:50
Wireless chipset:W2

Weight & Dimensions

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