Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) Specifications, Features and Price

  • Release date:: September, 2017
  • Display:: 1.5 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 October 13, 2021 11:16 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 include 16GB onboard storage, an inbuilt microphone, and a 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 versions; GPS only and GPS + Cellular models. The latter 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 comes with 16GB onboard storage, the GPS Only model comes with an 8GB storage capacity. In addition to the inbuilt loudspeaker and microphone, there’s NFC for Apple pay that enables you to make payments 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 (42mm) Features

  • It comes with a 1.5 OLED display, while navigation is through touchscreen with 1 physical button and digital crown.
  • It comes in an aluminum case with ion-X glass covering the screen. The straps which are interchangeable come in elastomer 22mm for the 38mm model and 24mm for the 42mm model.
  • The GPS + Cellular model is available in three materials; aluminum, stainless steel and ceramics.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Tracks your sleep cycle and stages.
  • Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can see your heart rate in real-time and as well can help you manage the intensity of your training.
  • Tracks your steps, distance, calories and sedentary reminder.
  • The Activity rings comprising of 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 (GPS + Cellular model).
  • Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
  • Emergency SOS.

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t so impressive.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Review

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)

Device type

Gender

Release date

September, 2017

Predecessor

Apple Watch Series 2

Successor

Apple Watch Series 4

Versions

Apple Watch Nike+

BODY

BODY

Dimension

38.6 x 33.3 x 11.4 mm

Weight

Shape

Rectangular

Case material

Aluminum, Ceramics (cellular), Stainless steel (cellular)

Strap material

Elastomer

Bezel material

Bezeless

Strap size

22 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Color

Black, White

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.5 inch

Display type

1000nit, OLED

Display resolution

272 x 340 pixels

Pixel density

Always on

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

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

,

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

4G LTE

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Music streaming

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

No

Thermometer

App, No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Floors climbed

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

No

On-screen workout

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

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

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

Find my phone

Box content

Apple Watch Series 3, Charger, Manual, Straps

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