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Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)

Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)
alaScore 100

1744 reviews

2018-05

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1744 reviews of Apple Watch Series 3 (2017). 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 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) review

 

The Apple watch that does it all

So comfortable for all-day wear ; 4G works wonders with Apple Music and iMessage ; Superb display and scratch/dent resistance ; Battery life impressive even after a hard day’s use ; No added cost to phone or data plan

Even more expensive in cellular form ; Can’t handoff calls from Watch to iPhone ; Only on Airtel and Jio networks yet

Still expensive but still the best fitness tracker and overall smart wearable.

2018-05

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Apple Watch 3 review: Three months on, I’m wondering if I have really used the best smartwatch well

 

Apple Watch 3 is clearly the best smartwatch you can buy now. But are you really using a smartwatch this powerful to its full capabilities? I guess not.

2017-12

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.

2018-04

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.

2018-03

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

2017-11

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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.

2018-02

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) review: third time’s the charm

 

You don't need LTE

Great build quality ; Sharp, vibrant display ; Fast performance ; Reliable battery life

Doesn’t always show the time ; Every Apple Watch looks just like every other Apple Watch ; Smartwatches are still not must-have devices

The Apple Watch may not ever be the promised device that liberates us from the shackles of our smartphones, but three years into its existence, it is a very competent and capable smartwatch. Now if only it would show me the time all of the time.

2017-11

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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...

2017-10

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Always connected, just without the guilt

 

Apple announced the third generation Apple Watch alongside new iPhones last month. What sets the Series 3 model apart from previous iterations is that it comes with the option to connect it to a cellular network, breaking the requirement to always have...

Battery life ; Bright, sharp display ; Siri integration is much better ; Capable of ditching iPhone for short periods of time

It's more expensive than the non-LTE Apple Watch Series 3 ; A monthly fee is a non-starter for some

2017-10

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review: missed connections

 

You should still call me on my cellphone

Option for LTE ; Faster processor ; watchOS 4 (not specific to this hardware)

Cellular connectivity problems ; Apple Music streaming not working yet ; Unreliable Siri ; Notable battery drain with LTE

2017-10

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Platinum / Black, Red / 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:N / 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
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
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:N / 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:10 / 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
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
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:30 / 50
Wireless chipset:W2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 38.6 / 42.5
Thickness:1.14 / 3.86 / 4.25
Weight:26.7 / 28.7 / 32.3 / 34.9 / 42.4 / 52.8
Width:33.3 / 36.4