Apple Watch Series 3 brings LTE and faster chipset
The Apple Watch has grown quickly – so fast in fact that it is now the #1 watch in the world, topping the former leader Rolex. The Watch has a 97% customer satisfaction, but it’s time for a new model.
Meet the Apple Watch Series 3. It features cellular connectivity via an eSIM, sharing your phone number with your iPhone. This means you can receive calls even if you left your phone at home. The display of the watch is the antenna for 4G LTE and 3G.
And you don’t have to leave Apple Music at home either, the Series 3 can stream on the go. A new chip (the W2) enables 85% better Wi-Fi performance with lower power usage (down to half!). The new watch is powered by a new dual core processor that is 70% faster than the one it replaces. It's now fast enough to allow Siri to talk!
But not all new models will have wireless connectivity. The Series 3 with cellular will cost you $399, without is $329. The Series 1 remains available at a lower cost at $249.
The new watch also features a barometer to count the flights of stairs you’ve climbed during your day. With all these new features, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the same size as the Series 2.
Two new color options are available: gold aluminum and a special Black ceramic. There's a new band to look forward to as well.
They will be available 9 markets initially (with multiple carriers supported). Pre-orders start on September 15 and sales begin on the September 22. A wider selection of markets will get the non-cellular model.
Alongside the new watch, Apple is releasing a new version of Watch OS 4. Coming out on September 19, it features smart coaching with high intensity interval training and automatic swim sets counting (obviously, the watch is swim-proof).
It also features much more extensive heart care. You heart statistics are now more visible and include resting heart rate and recovery heart rate. And if the watch detects a high heart rate and you’re not moving, it can sound an alarm.