Apple Watch Series 3 review: specs and price

Apple Watch Series 3

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 better than the average?

  • Screen size
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    1.65"vs1.43"
  • Waterproof depth rating
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    50mvs46.64m
  • Thickness
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    11mmvs11.82mm
  • Weight
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    42gvs47.19g
  • Internal storage
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    16GBvs11.85GB
  • Height
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    42mmvs44.61mm
  • Width
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    36mmvs41.59mm
  • Number of microphones
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    1vs0.93

Price comparison

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$72

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$89
Apple Watch Series 3 amazonKate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band...Kate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band for 38/40/41mm Apple Watch Series 1-6, Color: Silver (Model: KSS0090)
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$75
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$64
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$119

User reviews

Overall rating

Apple Watch Series 3
10.0
1 User reviews
Apple Watch Series 3
10.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes

Design

10.0/10
1 votes

App

10.0/10
1 votes

Performance

10.0/10
1 votes

Fitness features

10.0/10
1 votes

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Oliver

9 months ago

10 / 10

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Design

The size of the screen (measured diagonally).
Display type

OLED/AMOLED

The type of technology used in the display.
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.
ATM rating

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The ATM rating indicates how much water pressure a device can withstand. 3 ATM is one of the lowest ratings and means that the device can only withstand splashes of water, whereas 20 ATM is one of the highest ratings and means that the device can be used for snorkeling and water sports.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
has branded damage-resistant glass
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

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Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
sweat resistance
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sensors

Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
Has a heart rate monitor
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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.
Has a temperature sensor
βœ–Apple Watch Series 3
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
has a compass
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A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
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.
has a gyroscope
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
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.
Has a cadence sensor
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A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.
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.
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.
Provides sleep reports
βœ–Apple Watch Series 3
Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
Detects activities automatically
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Has a route tracker
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
Tracks elevation
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It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
Has multi-sport mode
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A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).

Connectivity

Is compatible with iOS
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Is compatible with Android
βœ–Apple Watch Series 3
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
supports Wi-Fi
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
supports ANT+
βœ–Apple Watch Series 3
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
SIM cards

1 eSIM

The number and type of SIM cards supported.
has NFC
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
has a cellular module
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.

Battery

battery life

0.75 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery life in power save mode

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In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
has wireless charging
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Has a solar power battery
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A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

Features

Can be used to answer calls
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
Has call control
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
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.
has irregular heart rate warnings
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
Has ECG technology
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ECG stands for electrocardiogram and measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat, which is a more in-depth reading of heart health than blood pressure alone. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
Has silent alarm
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Has vibrating alerts
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
has fall detection
βœ–Apple Watch Series 3
Fall detection is a feature that relies on accelerometers and other sensors to differentiate between regular movement and a fall. If the wearer falls, the device can perform functions such as sounding an alarm or displaying an alert.

App & Software

Provides activity reports
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
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.
Has inactivity alerts
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
Counts how many calories you've burned
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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.
Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Has achievements
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
Free app
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Has exercise diary
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
Ad-free
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
Has coaching
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The app can determine the best way for you to progress in your exercise, and offers coaching advice.

Miscellaneous

has a battery level indicator
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Has auto pause
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
It can determine when you have stopped working out and pause your current workout tracking until you start moving again.
Has passcode
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
Compatible with smart scales
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3 (Apple Health)
It is compatible with smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria and Withings range. These scales transmit information such as weight and BMI to connected services over Wi-Fi.
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
Is compatible with Mac OS X
βœ”Apple Watch Series 3
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Buy used:

$72

ProductStorePrice
Apple Watch Series 3 amazonfor Apple Watch Series 3 38mm 42mm LCD D...for Apple Watch Series 3 38mm 42mm LCD Display Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement (38mm GPS)
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$89
Apple Watch Series 3 amazonKate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band...Kate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band for 38/40/41mm Apple Watch Series 1-6, Color: Silver (Model: KSS0090)
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$75
Apple Watch Series 3 amazonKate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band...Kate Spade New York Stainless Steel Band for 38/40/41mm Apple Watch Series 1-6, Color: Rose Gold (Model: KSS0067)
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$64
Apple Watch Series 3 amazonApple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Ren...Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
amazon logo
$119

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