Apple Watch 3
The Apple Watch 3 (or Apple Watch Series 3 if you’re being particular) isn’t just an evolution of the Watch 2… it’s a direct replacement that came curiously early, as Apple kept momentum for its wearable line.
The Watch 3 is available in two forms – one with cellular connectivity onboard, and one with just GPS. For both, there’s an all-new chipset inside as well as some key new features on offer here.
As the replacement for the Apple Watch 2, this device is the flag-bearer for fitness and longevity, with run and cycle tracking on board and a water-resistant casing for swimming, plus the same heart rate monitor on the underside. In early 2018, we used the watch for a week of intensive exercise and you can see how we got on here.
Like the still-on-sale original Apple Watch, the Watch 3 is running the latest WatchOS 4, which is a significant and useful upgrade. However, despite the improvements to the software this latest Watch is rather expensive, and it’s landing in a world of increasingly impressive fitness-focused watches with smart capabilities.
Apple has been touting its place as the number one watch manufacturer in the world – so does the Apple Watch 3 offer enough to ensure it holds on to the top spot?