this is a full detailed review about the apple-watch S3 , and this is actually a really big deal because it’s Apple’s first smartwatch that can be used entirely without your iPhone, so it comes with LTE so sell our connectivity and you can use it anywhere you wish sounds cool right now.
covering everything you need to know from the design display for formants only feature is battery life stellar connectivity and, so much more..
Ok” so interesting enough even though this is called the apple-watch S3, it’s not apples third generation Apple watch, but apples fourth generation Apple watch actually so the first one was just called Apple watch, and was announced in 2014, and then released in 2015, then in 2016 Apple released two models the series one, and the series two, and in 2017 we have the series 3. the series 3 actually comes in two models so there’s a GPS only model, and a GPS plus celery model, which is the one that I’m going to review in this ARTICLE.
now in my opinion every new product from every company should come with three major changes from the previous model, that’s might be in marketing tactics of some companies, but not all of them.
The first one should be the design changes, obviously everyone wants a fresh design with each new generation. and the second is the performance improvements.
So, the new model should obviously be faster than the previous one. and then number three should be new features. Obviously, the new model everyone wants new features, and it should come with quite a lot of new features from the previous generation.
So these are the three main chapters that I’m going to cover in this review, and by the way if you enjoyed this review definitely feel free to share it with your friends, I’ll be thankful for that. 🙂 and follow me on Facebook for more SMART-WATCH reviews. 🙂
So, starting out for number one we have five main design changes with the Apple watch series 3, even though the series 3 looks almost identical to the series 2, and series 1, and the original Apple from back in 2015 there are actually 5 minor design changes in this model.
1- So, the first one would be the red crown, now we only get this with GPS plus cellular models of the SERIES 3, not the GPS only models. and the whole purpose of this, is to distinguish the models from the other ones and there’s no functionality reason behind this red crown. now some people like it some don’t, I personally don’t. I think it limits the use of certain watch bands, like the green ones or even the blue ones if you mainly use black, or white bands then this would actually look pretty nice but otherwise it would obviously depends on the band.
2- now the second design change, is that you can only get the stainless steel model, or the Apple watch edition with the seller models, which are a bit more expensive than last year. So, if you just want to get the record GPS only model that one only comes in aluminum.
3- And the third design change, is the thickness. So, even though the case of the watch has remained the same sensor bar on the bottom, is actually thicker now. So, Apple says that it’s about 2 sheets of paper thicker, but honestly they were using some pretty thick sheets of paper to measure this”!. So, you won’t notice this on your wrist by the way, but from a design perspective, the Apple watch should be getting thinner, not thicker especially since it’s already a fairly thick wearable.
4- The fourth design change, is this new watch base. So, it’s called the Explorer watch face, and this is by the way exclusive to the LTE Apple watch series 3. So, you don’t have this on order Apple watch models, it’s very similar in design to the utility watch face it’s a bit thicker, when it comes to the font and of course that you can customize this further to your liking, you can change your colors, and add complications and so on..
5- And then finally the fifth design change even though this one applies to pretty much all Apple watch models, we do get a few new bands. So, we get a new band called sport loop, which I actually really really love. you get this when you buy a new series 3 Apple watch. you have the option together with this band, it’s actually made from the same nylon, as the woven nylon band. it’s actually one of the most comfortable Apple watch bands that I’ve ever used, it’s right on pair with the letter ones, and it’s also in credit light and it’s also water-resistant. then we also get some brand-new colors for the existent watchbands, but the sport loop itself is definitely a welcome change.
So, that was the design a few changes, but nothing that’s significant.
So what about the performance apple-watch S3?
Apple watch series 3 actually comes with a brand new Apple S3 processor, which is about 70% faster than S2 which was inside the Apple watch series 2. And that one was already 50% faster than S1, which was inside the Apple watch series the original Apple watch. And the performance improvements are indeed quite noticeable, so apps do launch faster when compared to the series, 2 or 1.
I would definitely say, that a biggest difference is when it comes to third-party apps, so any app that wasn’t made by Apple, is quite a bit quicker on the series 3. Now Siri is also quicker when it comes to responding, and same applies to home kids. So, when you want to turn on or turn off your smart home accessories, the series 3 is quite a bit quicker than series 2 in doing this. and then when you swipe through different watch faces, this one feels so much more fluid now. and there was quite a bit of lag on a series 2, and then on the original Apple watch this one was even worse.
The first apple-watch S3 feature:
now moving on to the special features, we get quite a few new features with a series 3, 5 new features to be precise, so the first one is actually Siri, so Siri can now talk back previously with a cirrus to series 1, and this here is 0 when I asked her a question Siri only displayed the results on the display, but now she can actually talk back to you, this may seem like a pretty big improvement but it’s not really, since you still have to raise your wrist and then you have to say hey” Siri in order for Siri to activate.
The apple-watch S3 second feature:
now the second new feature is a barometer now this is any sensor inside the Apple watch, that basically allows the Apple to measure the atmospheric the atmospheric pressure and with this, you can measure the altitude, so for example if you’re climbing on a mountain and you don’t have your iPhone with you, your Apple watch can still measure the elevation, and the altitude that you’re at. however some of you might not know, but every single iPhone ever since the iPhone 6 already has a barometer included, so if you do have your iPhone with you this feature is pretty much useless.
Third new feature:
now the third new feature is sixteen gigabytes of on-board storage, which has now been increased from 8 gigabytes, however you only get this by the way on GPS purpose LT model of the series 3 Apple watch, and not the GPS only model which still comes with 8 gigabytes of on-board storage.
The number four of the features:
now number 4 we also get bluetooth 4.2 up from 4.0 which is what the previous Apple watch had. and then we also get the Apple watch w2 chip, so Wireless to chip from the w1 that we have inside a previous model, so this means that connecting to your ear-pods is going to be faster, and syncing apps and updating the Apple watch through your iPhone is also going to be faster, and also it will consume less battery.
And then finally number 5:
we get to the biggest new feature of the Apple watch series 3, and that’s LTE or seller support so here’s how it works:
when you set up your Apple watch for the first time, you’ll get a window, and if your iPhones carrier supports the series 3 LTE model, by the way you’ll find a list of all the countries and carriers that support it, and if you don’t see your country, or carrier on that list, that’s fine because more would be added soon. but from that window you can activate LTE on your Apple watch and that’s pretty much it. the setup process is really quick and this will cost you about 5-$10 per month in the US.
few things that you definitely should consider here, the first of the LTE will drain your battery like crazy, so if you don’t have your iPhone with you, any stream Apple music, or you have a long phone call your Apple watch will die really really quickly. the battery lasts for about one hour of continuous talk time, and that’s when you don’t have your iPhone with you, and up to four hours if you’re doing an out work-out with the Apple watch. again if you don’t have your iPhone with you, and you’re using GPS and LTE at
the same time and apart from this, roaming is not supported on the Apple watch series 3 with LTE, so it can only use this with LTE in your own country, because you know it has this thing is really really small, so it has limited cellular radios inside, so you can only use it inside the country of purchase, if you go to a different country and a holiday you’ll obviously have to take your iPhone with you.
and in the end I really don’t see the point of having an LTE enabled in the Apple watch, so here’s the thing if you’re a runner, and you go running every single day, then yes this is a great deal because you can leave your iPhone behind at home, but again that’s only useful if you’re the kind of runner that makes calls while you’re running, because if you listen to music I’m not sure how many of you notice, but you can already download and store up to you around six gigabytes of songs on any Apple-watch model, so you don’t need the Apple S, with LTE to listen to Apple music the only difference is that with this one you can actually stream songs directly from Apple music instead of listening to just the songs that you’ve downloaded.
and now let’s say that you’re not a runner but you’re a hiker, you go on a camping trip or something, and you just want to take your Apple watch with you and not the iPhone, but maybe you want to take some photos right. in that case you would need to take your iPhones because you know this one doesn’t have a camera, and if you still just take your Apple watch on a day long camping trip without your iPhone the battery won’t last you a single day, (a full day) especially if you plan on doing workouts using the GPS, or using LTE so the Apple watch will be dead in a few hours, and you don’t have a phone to take photos with.
and yes on top of all this, you have to pay ten dollars a month for that one time a month convenience, and by the way some of you might not know this either but in case you do need an internet connection on your Apple watch for whatever reason, you can already do this with any Apple watch model, so any Apple watch model can automatically connect to known Wi-Fi networks, and boom you have an Internet.
so in the end having said all this what do I think about the Apple watch Series 3 ? so for anyone considering the Apple watch, to history as their first Apple-watch this one is by far the best SmartWatch on the market right now.
Here’s why on a plus side:
-it does come with a fluid and rich user interface
-it also comes with a ton of health features so you have a heart rate monitor that can measure your heartbeat.
-and then you also have heart-rate issue prevention, so if you have any issues with a heart, or your heart rate if you have wracked irregularities the Apple watch will actually notify you of that.
-you also have lots of fitness apps, and workout options you have lots of customization which you know the watch faces and you have a lot of bands to choose from even third-party bands, and then you have lots of models to choose from different casing materials, different colors, and then you have a lots of apps. this is by far the biggest app store selection for any wearable, of the Apple-watch.
Positive side of apple-watch S3:
battery life is also amazing, so you can easily get through a full day of use with this thing even two days sometimes, and that’s if you’re not using LTE or GPS, then it also comes with 50 meter water resistance, which is just crazy, and you can also use this in the pool, obviously in the ocean as well, and it also comes, with swimming workouts so you can track your swimming, you can transfer your progress and on the top of all of this, it also comes with a really sharp OLED display, which can actually brighten up to a thousand mix of brightness which is crazy.
The negative side of apple-watch S3:
so we have the same design as in the 2014 announcement, so no changes ever since 2014 actually we do get some changes, and that’s in terms of the thickness every single Apple watch model was thicker than the previous one so instead of the thickness improving, it’s actually getting worse because they’re getting thicker, and then we still don’t have a glucose monitoring, or oxygen level meter which is something that we have on a Galaxy s8 for example we have an oxygen level meter, on the back we don’t have it on the Apple watch actually we do, but it’s not enabled by the way, now for anyone buying this as an upgrade from the series – I’ll give it a five point eight out of ten.
That’s i think is enough to make you get some idea about this Apple wear. I hope it was helpful and if it’s, please feel free to share it with your friends. I’m sure there still many things that we didn’t cover, but I’M sure that you have more than 95% of info. which is pretty good before making your order.