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Among the numerous products that were announced at the Apple event on the 13th of number, the Apple Watch Series 3 was announced with a feature that makes it a big improvement over its predecessors. The Watch Series 3 was announced alongside the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and other Apple products.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a smartwatch designed to make it easier to carry out the basic functions of a smartphone like making calls and exchanging text right from the comfort of your wrists.
Apple Watch Series 3 Review
While the latest Apple smartphones run the latest version iOS (iOS 11), the Apple Watch Series 3 runs the latest version of Apple’s OS for its wearables, watchOS 4. In fact, watchOS 4 debuts on the Watch Series 3 with features like Siri which offers recommendations, new watch faces, and more.
Design & Display
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a 1.65-inch display which is made with AMOLED display panels and has a 390 * 312 pixel resolution and 303ppi pixel density. The smartwatch retains the square shape that makes it easier and faster for software to be developed for the device, and offers some serious screen real estate with a 55.4% screen-to-body ratio.
The device comes in two variants, the first with a thickness measurement of 38mm and the second 42mm thick.
Battery & Performance
The third iteration of the Apple Watch offers almost the same battery performance as the second iteration, as the official Apple recommendations for both batteries are the same. The device is powered by a dual-core Apple S3 processor offering 70% more performance than its predecessor.
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two variants; the high-end one with both GPS and cellular connectivity, and the base model with just GPS. The high-end variant makes it possible for you to make & receive phone calls, send text messages and perform basic phone operations on the smartwatch.
It comes with a W2 wireless chip that offers 85% faster WiFi performance and 50% more efficient Bluetooth connectivity. It allows you to use an electronic SIM instead of a separate Nano SIM, making it easier to sync your phone data between your smartphone and smartwatch.
Apple Watch Series 3 Specifications
- 1.65-inch AMOLED display with 390 * 312 pixel resolution & 303ppi pixel density.
- 38mm / 42mm thickness.
- 55.4% screen-to-body ratio.
- 18 hours battery life.
- Dual-core S3 Processor (70% more performance).
- W2 wireless chip.
- GPS & Cellular connectivity.
- watchOS 4.
- Heart Rate Monitor.
Apple Watch Series 3 Price & Availability
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in Bluish Gold and Dark Gray colours, and is available for sale starting from the 22nd of September. The GPS-only variant costs $329 while the GPS+Cellular variant costs $399.