Apple Watch 3 launched at Steve Job’s Theater on 12th features an incremental upgrade to the previous version, Apple Watch Two. The watch packs great features that make it almost as complicated as your smartphone. The upgrade makes it possible to be more active, motivated, and indeed connected than any other time piece in the market.
What’s new in Watch 3?
Apple Watch 3 presented significant upgrades to the previous model. Tim Cook confirmed Apple Watch 3 rumors that had pointed the new mode was likely to carry most features of the previous Apple Watch Two. This is more than a simple time piece that now makes it possible to leave the phone and do most activities as if you had it on the hand. The most notable is the LTE connectivity that makes the Apple 3 a completely stand-alone device.
The Apple watch 3 release date
When Apple Watch and Apple Watch 2 were launched, they were starting prices of $349 and $369 respectively. The price of the latest Apple watch series 3 will be $399. However, the other version without LTE connectivity watch 3 price is $329.
The Apple watch series 3 release date and preorder start on September 15 while the watch will hit the shelves seven days later on September 22. The Apple Watch 3 release date corresponds with the launching of WatchOS 4. This means it will have the latest operating system.
Apple Watch 3 design
Talking about the design, watch 3 does not bring much of a difference from the previous Apple watch 2. Apple Watch 3 retains the square formation in the previous model. It also features an OLED display, though the user will still need to wake up the screen to see the time.
One notable change on the new watch is on the digital crown. The crown has a new red dot at the top that indicates you are on the latest Apple’s timepieces. Other components such as the screen, band connector, and shape are the same as those in series two.
One of the most impressive upgrades on the next Apple watch 3 is LTE connectivity. The connectivity allows the user to connect with the smartphone without being tethered on a small radius. The watch has a control to disable data and see the signal strength right on the screen. It also allows you to navigate with GPS.
Note, that the connectivity will come at a cost that depends on your location. At the moment you can assume that the Apple Watch 3 connectivity might be similar to that of the LG Watch Sport that costs the US users $5 and $10 per month.
Apple Watch 3 further includes a barometric altimeter that makes it possible to know if you are headed up or down the stairs. This was considered a tidying up because the technology has been in the market for some time.
The Apple Watch 3 battery goes up to 18 hours on a single charge. To charge the battery up to 80%, you will need about 90 minutes and 30 minutes more to top up to 100%. Once fully charged, the watch delivers 10 hours of continuous workout, 4 hours on GPS (the same timeframes delivered by Apple Watch 2), and hours of talk time. So what this brings for you? Yes, you can take calls from your watch without even touching your iPhone.
The Apple Watch 3 operating system
The watch will operate on the recently announced operating system, watchOS 4. It will be assisted by a 2-core processor that Apple indicates is 70% faster than the predecessor in Apple Watch 2. The features in the new watchOS 4 include a brand new watch face, Siri functionality, Bluetooth pairing capability and fitness features.
Apple Watch series 3 was launched together with the much awaited iPhone 8 and the next generation iPhone X. Though you can use the latest watch on its own, it is mainly expected that most people going for the latest iPhones will also buy it. It is the most revolutionary piece that brings class, style, and functionality to users’ lives.