Apple Watch Series 3 review: specs and price

Apple Watch Series 3
82
points
Apple Watch Series 3

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    312 x 390pxvs104.2KP
  • Screen size
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    1.65"vs1.36"
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.15
  • Waterproof depth rating
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    50mvs41.39m
  • Internal storage
    16GBvs4.7GB
  • Battery life with GPS on
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    18hvs17.4h
  • Number of microphones
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    1vs0.95

Price comparison

Apple Watch Series 3

ProductStorePrice
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - ...Apple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - GPS+Cellular - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - 42mm
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$541.08
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple watch series 3 Aluminum case Sport...Apple watch series 3 Aluminum case Sport 42mm GPS + Cellular GSM unlocked (Space Gray Aluminum case with Black Sport Band)
Amazon logo
$499.99
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressROSE GOLD Smart Watch Series 4 Sport Sma...ROSE GOLD Smart Watch Series 4 Sport Smartwatch 44mm IWO 8 for apple iphone 6s 7 8 X plus for samsung Smart Watch honor 3 sony 2
aliexpress logo
$63.80

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water. Show more

Apple Watch Series 3
2.has branded damage-resistant glass
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Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force. Show more

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

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4.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Apple Watch Series 3
5.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Apple Watch Series 3
6.Watch band is replaceable
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The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

Apple Watch Series 3

Sensors

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

Apple Watch Series 3
2.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Apple Watch Series 3
3.has an accelerometer
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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.

Apple Watch Series 3
4.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software. Show more

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5.has a gyroscope
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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. Show more

Apple Watch Series 3
6.Has a barometer
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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. Show more

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

Apple Watch Series 3
2.Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

Apple Watch Series 3
3.Provides activity reports
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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.

Apple Watch Series 3
4.Measures pace
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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.

Apple Watch Series 3
5.Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality. Show more

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

Apple Watch Series 3

Connectivity

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

Apple Watch Series 3
2.Bluetooth version
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Best

Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm

5.1

4.2

3.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Apple Watch Series 3
4.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

Apple Watch Series 3
5.has NFC
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NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions. Show more

Apple Watch Series 3
6.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Apple Watch Series 3

Battery

1.battery power
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Best

Neptune Pine

900mAh

273mAh

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

Best

Fossil Q Goodwin

365 days

0.75 days

3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Apple Watch Series 3
4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Apple Watch Series 3
5.battery life with GPS on
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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Amazfit Stratos 3

70h

18h

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

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Features

1.RAM
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Best

Blu Vivo X Link

4GB

0.5GB

2.Has notifications
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If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Apple Watch Series 3
3.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Apple Watch Series 3
4.internal storage
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Best

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular Aluminium Case 40mm

32GB

16GB

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

Apple Watch Series 3
6.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has exercise diary
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It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
2.Syncs to the cloud
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Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
3.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
4.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
5.Has music playback
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You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
6.Compatible with heart rate monitors
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It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)

Price comparison

Apple Watch Series 3

ProductStorePrice
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - ...Apple SmrtWatc 12-42mm Watch Series 3 - GPS+Cellular - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - 42mm
Amazon logo
$541.08
Apple Watch Series 3 AmazonApple watch series 3 Aluminum case Sport...Apple watch series 3 Aluminum case Sport 42mm GPS + Cellular GSM unlocked (Space Gray Aluminum case with Black Sport Band)
Amazon logo
$499.99
Apple Watch Series 3 aliexpressROSE GOLD Smart Watch Series 4 Sport Sma...ROSE GOLD Smart Watch Series 4 Sport Smartwatch 44mm IWO 8 for apple iphone 6s 7 8 X plus for samsung Smart Watch honor 3 sony 2
aliexpress logo
$63.80

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