|Quick specs Apple Watch Series 3
Price: from € 369 | £ 329 | $ 329
Size: 38 or 42 mm
It seems like we were only just waiting for the introduction of the first Apple Watch. Instead this is already Apple Watch Series 3. A third generation with minor changes.
As a result the Apple Watch Series 3 still is not much more than just a handy extension of your smartphone. A gatekeeper to check if the notification is important enough to pick up your phone. If you are in the market for yet another gadget to eat up much of your precious time it is the perfect thing.
Apple is focusing more on sport and health for the Series 3 and in combination with the watch being waterproof up until 5 ATM / 50 meters / 165 feet this works well. All your activities, heart rate and burned calories are being monitored with an extra sensor this time around: the barometric altimeter.
The Apple Watch Series 3 does not need connection with your phone to activate some vital features
In addition there is a new training function for High Intensity Interval Training and a better/more precise heart rate monitor. And, also pretty important and noticeable, the watch is 70 percent faster than its predecessor. With still the same kind of battery life. Average consumption results in a battery life of three days. Official continuous use numbers are a maximum of 18 hours.
Also a plus for the option of playing your playlist offline, so you just need some AirPods to listen to some music during your run. No phone needed.
The best feature about the Apple Watch Series 3 is the digital sim card on its cellular models. Not available in every market, but the one feature that elevates the Apple Watch from a wannahave to a must have. An digital sim card is used in the Watch so you can leave your phone at home but still can make call and use all features of the watch via your own wireless service provider.
If you don’t have an Apple Watch and are in the market for a smartwatch, then this is still the best one to get. Just make sure you get the Cellular edition to really make a difference.
technical data Apple Watch Series 3
Apple S3 dual-core processor | Built-in GPS and optional cellular | Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, barometric altimeter and gyroscope | Ambient light sensor | Direct fire speaker and microphone | Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz) | Bluetooth 4.0 | WatchOS 4 | Up to 18 hours of battery life
|Case & dial:
38 mm or 42 mm | Silver, space grey, yellow gold or rose gold aluminum or stainless steel silver | Thickness: 11.4 mm | Ion-X glass or sapphire crystal | OLED Retina display with Force Touch (1000 nits) | Ceramic back | Water-resistance: 5 ATM / 5 bar / 50 meters / 165 feet
Leather or fabric or rubber
|Price Apple Watch Series 3:
From € 369 | £ 329 | $ 329