Apple Watch Series 3

82

Engadget Review

All told, the Apple Watch Series 3 feels like two separate devices. When it’s used as a traditional smartwatch — by which I mean it’s connected to, and in range of a phone — it’s the best wearable Apple has ever made. Performance is much improved, battery life is strong, and watch OS 4 feels notably more thoughtful than earlier builds. Some of that polish fades when using the Watch as a standalone device, though. When everything works the way it’s supposed to, the Series 3 is a capable watch-phone hybrid. Unfortunately, wireless performance can be inconsistent and the toll it takes on the battery can be tough to swallow, especially when the feature will cost you $10/month.

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement
Apple's latest wearable is ambitious, but its cellular features need work.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoSeptember 30, 2017

Pros

  • Improved performance
  • Great battery life when connected to a phone
  • Valuable new fitness features
  • Siri feels more useful

Cons

  • iPhone still needs to be on to receive texts
  • Lousy battery life on LTE
  • Call quality can vary
  • Apple Music streaming not ready yet
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Engadget

82

Critics

10 reviews
80
CNET
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

76

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

1 review
80
有紀
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget

80

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

FORM FACTOR
Other
OPERATING SYSTEM
IOS
SCREEN SIZE
3.413
STORAGE TYPE
Internal storage
CAMERA (INTEGRATED)
No
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Up to 1820

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