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Apple Watch Series 3

    Apple Watch Series 3

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    82 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    82

    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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    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.

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    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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    Specs

    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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    82 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    82

    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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