There is no doubt that Apple Watch is the absolute leader in its market segment. There is a bunch of reasons for that. If you just want your device to be comfortable and fast, the new Apple Watch Series 3 is exactly what you need.
First of all, it is the best thing to use in case you forgot your phone somewhere. This thing will keep you connected to your main device and let you receive and answer emails and do a plenty of other things.
And what is great about Apple Watch Series 3 is that it is just a generation or two away from the complete replacement of your iPhone. But now, let’s just learn few interesting facts about this particular device.
Like any other typical Apple product review, we can’t miss the design factor. The company still pays lots of attention to the interface of its creations. But in this case, new Apple Watch has not much new to offer. It has absolutely identical dimensions to the previous Series 2. You can choose between 38.6 x 33.3x 11.4 or 42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 millimeters. This fact is that you still can use old chargers, bands, and stands without any problems.
Apple added just one new color. It is grey in the ceramic Edition. Also, it is hard to miss the red dot on the Digital Crown. We dare to suggest that future Series 4 and 5 will have nothing different in their design as the look of Apple Watch is already iconic and extremely recognizable.
Well, yes, you can’t see any big differences in the new Apple Watch Series 3, but its technical features and qualities are something you will notice as soon as you start using it. First of all, you will love your new Apple Watch for its LTE. Also, there is a new S3 processor along with W2 wireless chips. These factors give Apple Watch Series 3 an incredible power boost.
Besides that, you will feel the difference in animation and navigation. It is much smoother and lets your apps open much faster. If you had used any previous Apple Watch versions, you could notice a very slow speed of those third-party applications. And there is a huge improvement about this factor in the new Series 3.
So, even without LTE Apple Watch Series 3 is an almost standalone device that brings us closer to absolutely independent devices of this type.
One Day Experiment
Apple was always known for its weak batteries. This time the company claims that the new Watch will work the same 18 hours as the previous version no matter if you have LTE or non-LTE model. But we should say that this is not exactly true.
Apple Watch’s battery is small and has better results for sure. In our case Series 3 did a great job through the whole day.
Our sample was on a hand while making calls, sleeping, checking scores, using GPS and sending messages. It is the list of usual things a person do while wearing Apple Watch. We should say that it is much weaker than Fitbit Ionic (it deals with 4-5 days without charging), but you will see a great improvement in comparison to the previous versions.
- LTE makes Apple Watch almost standalone device.
- Fast chip.
- Better battery life.
- Great features for athletes.
- There are some issues with connectivity.
- App Store is not available onboard.
Apple Watch Series 3 has something really great to offer those users who care about their health. If you are really into fitness and healthy lifestyle, this device is something you should get for sure. New fitness features turn Series 3 first real Fitbit’s New Ionic watch competitor.
Series 3 Workout application is now expanded and enhanced. Also, there is a new barometric altimeter to measure elevation. Of course, you had this feature in the previous series, but now with Apple Watch Series 3, it is more accurate and complete.
The update of its heart-rate sensor is slight, but Apple tried to get as much as possible out of it. Now while starting your Heart Rate app, you get more data. You can monitor your current beats-per-minute, resting rate, and average walking.
And the most noticeable improvement in Apple Watch Series 3’s fitness options is about music. Entire watchOS 4 has those nice points all over the system that make control and listening to music more comfortable and smooth. For example, now you can get the screen to the left to bring in your music in the Workout app. Also, a Now Playing bar is attached right to the Siri watch face. At the same time, it is still impossible to play music through the Apple Watch’s speaker.
You should know that Apple Watch Series 3 is first of all about one great feature. Its cellular connection is something you will truly appreciate. This version is the first one that can operate separately from your phone. And Apple Watch Series 3 deals with this feature better than its competitors.
Those eSim and my Verizon settings were extremely fast and easy to deal with. The only thing you should care about is just an on\off button. That is it. Nothing too complicated and extraordinary. Just turn it on to speak and off when you are finished. And that is what LTE is all about. It helps your watch to perform even when your phone is out of range. After few days of using Apple Watch Series 3, you will completely forget to check its connection.