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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.

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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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
Model
38mm (GPS)

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
IOS

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
No

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
3.4 cm
Screen resolution
272x340
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 18 hours
Model
38mm (GPS + Cellular)

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
IOS

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
No

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
3.4 cm
Screen resolution
272x340
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 18 hours
Model
42mm (GPS)

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
IOS

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
No

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
3.4 cm
Screen resolution
272x340
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 18 hours
Model
42mm (GPS + Cellular)

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
IOS

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
No

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
3.4 cm
Screen resolution
272x340
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 18 hours