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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm

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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm vs Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm better than Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm?

  • Has a cellular module

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm better than Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm?

  • 8.2g lighter
    26.7gvs34.9g
  • 3.9mm shorter
    38.6mmvs42.5mm
  • 3.1mm narrower
    33.3mmvs36.4mm

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.thickness

11.4mm

11.4mm

Best

MetaWatch M1 Core

5.1mm

3.has a touch screen
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

4.pixel density

302ppi

290.3ppi

Best

LG Watch Sport

491ppi

5.resolution

312 x 390px

272 x 340px

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LG Watch Sport

480 x 480px

6.sweat resistant
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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Sensors

1.has GPS
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has a compass
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

3.Has a heart rate monitor
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

4.Has a barometer
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

5.has an accelerometer
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a gyroscope
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

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Activity tracking

1.Measures pace
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

2.Tracks distance
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular 42mm
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Tracks steps taken
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

4.Provides activity reports
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

5.Detects activities
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.2

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Apple Watch Series 4

5

2.Has Bluetooth
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has WiFi
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.Syncs wirelessly
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

5.has NFC
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

6.Automatically syncs
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

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Battery

1.battery life

1 days

1 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Cogito Fit

365 days

2.battery power

273mAh

273mAh

Best

Neptune Pine

900mAh

3.has a battery level indicator
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.wireless charging
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

6.battery life with GPS on

18h

18h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

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Huami Amazfit 2

32h

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Features

1.RAM

0.5GB

0.5GB

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Blu Vivo X Link

4GB

2.Has call control
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

3.Can be used to answer calls
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.

4.Locates your phone
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

5.has voice commands
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.Has a stopwatch
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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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