Apple Watch Series 3 specifications, features and price

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

  • Release date:: September, 2017
  • Display:: 1.65 inch, OLED, Touchscreen, Digital Crown
  • Body:: Elastomer, Aluminum
  • Battery Life:: 18hrs+
  • Storage:: 0.768GB RAM, 8GB/16GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
  • Compatibility:: iOS 12.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

Last updated on May 13, 2020 4:46 am
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Description

Apple Watch Series 3 Specifications and Features – The Watch Series 3 is a comprehensive fitness smartwatch with a decent stylish design and hosts lots of features which includes 16GB onboard storage, inbuilt microphone and loudspeaker, inbuilt GPS with about 18 hours battery life on mixed usage.

The Watch 3 is available in two sizes; 38mm and 42mm and also available in two version; GPS only and GPS + Cellular models. The later allows you to call, text and stream Apple music directly from your wrist without needing your phone.

The Watch Series 3 is made of lightweight aluminum with sapphire glass crystal back for the GPS + Cellular model, while the GPS only model is made of aluminum. The 1.65inch/1.5 inch OLED display is bright and very interactive with sapphire glass crystal protecting the display, while it features a digital crown button in addition to a physical button and touchscreen support that makes navigating this device very easy.

While the GPS + Cellular model come with 16GB onboard storage, the GPS Only model comes with 8GB storage capacity. In addition to the inbuilt loudspeaker and microphone, there’s NFC for Apple pay that enables you to make payment on the go from this device.

There’s a special edition of the Watch Series 3, the Apple Watch Nike made of aluminum and available in space gray color. It’s quite more expensive than the other models.

Apple Watch Series 3 Features

  • 1.65 OLED display, touchscreen with 1 physical button and digital crown.
  • Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store.
  • Find my phone, control music on Smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS and calls, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
  • 22mm (38mm) 24mm (42mm) interchangeable elastomer straps.
  • Compatible with iOS 12.0+ devices.
  • Inbuilt microphone supports Apple Siri and loudspeaker that lets you play media files anywhere.
  • 8GB (GPS only) and 16GB (GPS + Cellular)onboard storage capacity lets you take your music with you.
  • Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
  • GPS + Cellular model is a standalone smartwatch that allow you call, text and stream Apple music without needing your phone.
Apple Watch Series 3 Fitness Tracking Features
  • Preloaded sport modes include yoga, cycling, indoor and outdoor running and swimming.
  • Tracks your swimming activities which includes laps count, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.
  • Pair wirelessly with compatible gym equipment.
  • Features the Breath App which can help return you back to calm by encouraging you to take a moment in your day, to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction.
  • Inbuilt GPS enables you to track outdoor activities, so you can see your pace in real-time, location and routes.
  • Customized experience for wheelchair users to close their Activity rings, in addition to dedicated workouts.
  • Tracks your sleep cycle and stages.
  • Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can manage the intensity of your training.
  • Tracks your steps, distance, calories and sedentary reminder.
  • Activity rings; stand, move and exercise helps monitor your daily activities, and can tell when you’re sitting, standing or exercising more often than required.

Pros

  • Stylish, classy and lightweight design.
  • Comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Swim-proof.
  • Onboard 8G/16GB storage capacity.
  • Inbuilt microphone and loudspeaker.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
  • Emergency SOS.

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t so impressive.

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm)

Device type

Standalone/Fitness smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Release date

September, 2017

Predecessor

Apple Watch Series 2

Successor

Apple Watch Series 4

Versions

Apple Watch Nike+

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm

Weight

52.8 grams

Shape

Rectangular

Case material

Aluminum

Strap material

Elastomer

Bezel material

Bezeless

Strap size

24mm

Screen protection

Sapphire glass

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Black, White

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.65 inch

Display type

1000nit, OLED

Display resolution

312 x 390 pixels

Pixel density

Always on

No

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

0.768GB

ROM

16GB (GPS + Cellular), 8GB (GPS)

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

4G LTE

SIM type

e-SIM

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Music streaming

Yes

Bluetooth music

Yes

Loudspeaker

Yes

Microphone

Yes

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

No

ECG

No

Gyroscope

Yes

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

No

Thermometer

App, No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

No

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

No

Menstrual cycle

Yes

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

No

On-screen workout

No

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

279mAh

Battery life

Regular: up to 18hrs

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

Apple S3

CPU

Dual core

GPU

Operating system

WatchOS 4

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Apple Watch App

Compatibility

iOS 12.0+

Payment system

Apple Pay

Interchangeable strap

24mm, Yes

Voice command

Yes, Siri

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Apple Watch Series 3, Charger, Manual, Straps

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