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Apple Watch series 3 – Everything you need to know

Apple Watch series 3 Released

The Apple Watch Series 3 has been released by Apple today and it has built in cellular connection and that is it! The Apple Watch 3 looks the same apart from a red dot on the crown

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Apple Watch series 3 announced

Apple Watch series 3 Features

Apple has announced the APple Watch series 3 today, here is a breakdown of the key features

  • Cellular built in for calling, messaging, music and apps
  • Siri can now talk to you for the first time, no more reading the screen
  • New Heart rate features that include resting and recovery heart rate figures
  • New Triathlon mode
  • GPS and wifi connected
  • Battery life up to 18 hours

Apple Watch 3 Design

The Apple Watch series 3 is the same design and size as the Apple Watch series 2. It’s the same screen, same case material, the same HR sensor… well, it’s all the same. Watching the Apple key note tonight I was shocked that the design was the same, I was honestly expecting Apple to say “one more thing”

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Apple Watch 3 cellular

The biggest new feature, well the only new feature of the Apple Watch series 3 is the new mobile / cellular feature. This will allow you to make and receive calls, send messages, stream music and use apps over a mobile connection.

Cellular will be available in the following countries and networks / Carries at launch and more to follow

  • USA
    • AT&T
    • Sprint
    • T-Mobile
    • Verizon
  • Canda
    • Bell
    • Telus
  • Australia
    • Optus
    • Telstra
    • Vodafone
  • China
    • China Mobile
    • China Telecom
    • China Unicom
  • Japan
    • Au
    • DOCOMO
    • Softbank
  • UK
    • EE
  • Germany
    • Telekom
  • France
    • Orange
  • Switzerland
    • Sunrise
    • Swisscome

Apple Watch series 3 cellular countries

Apple Watch 3 availability and price

Apple have announced that the Apple Watch series 3 will be available for preorder from the 15th September and then available on the 22nd September. Pricing starts at $399 with cellular and $329 without.

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  1. GPS is new. They added the cellular and GPS functionality all while keeping the same dimensions of the watch.

    Coming from a Garmin Fenix 3 user


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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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