Shopping for the Apple Watch Series 3
Launched in September 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the result of continual development and innovation since the original smartwatches from Apple appeared in 2015. The Series 3 is available in two models. Both run watchOS 4 and feature integrated GPS and a powerful chipset. One of the models (GPS + Cellular) also accepts an eSIM that allows connection to voice and data networks independent of an iPhone.
The Apple 3 features the same iconic, squarish lightweight form and bright OLED screen as is predecessors. Its chassis is fashioned from aluminum and the window from hardy Ion-X glass. It is available in two sizes: a 38mm and 42mm, and it's offered with a Fog Sport band as standard. Should you desire more style, Apple has teamed with Nike and other brands to create some sporty and elegant Apple watch cases and bands.
What Can I Do with an Apple Watch?
The Apple Watch has two core functions. The first is to allow you to control and monitor your iPhone from your wrist. The second is to run the many iOS apps available in the App Store, which feature a large number of health and fitness choices. These monitor such vital statistics as your heart rate, and they use the integrated GPS to measure and record stats like distance covered and speed. Other apps come programmed with workout routines for swimmers, cyclists, skiers, and more. The Apple Watch Series 3 also features Siri integration, allowing you to interact by voice with Apple’s digital assistant. This offers hands-free control of your phone calls and music while driving, for example.
Can I Track My Sleep with an Apple Watch?
The Apple Series 3 smartwatch lacks onboard sleep tracking. However, a number of sophisticated third-party apps offer this functionality. Popular apps such as AutoSleep, Pillow, and Sleep++ use your movements and heart rate to estimate and record the time you spend in various stages of sleep. Another app called Beddit, now owned by Apple, obtains its data from a separate sensor.
Can I Make Phone Calls on an Apple Watch?
The Apple Series 3 watch lets you insert a SIM card and make phone calls directly from the wristwatch. In addition, you can connect to 3G and 4G LTE networks of certain carriers using the same phone number as your iPhone. Participating networks levy a small extra monthly charge for this service. Apple cellular watches ensure that you're never out of communication range.
How Long Does the Apple Watch 3 Battery Last?
One of the most impressive features of this smartwatch is its battery life. All versions of the Series 3 can breeze through a full day of intensive use with ease, while the non-LTE version can run for up to 50 hours between charges.
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