RANK #23

Apple Watch 3

"The third version of the Apple Watch is still a great all-round smartwatch despite being superseded. "
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Good smartwatch battery life
  • Clear, bright screen
  • Built-in cellular connectivity
  • Clear call quality
  • Excellent fitness-tracking features
  • Great build quality

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎October 30, 2018

Overall Rating

85.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 210684 customer and expert reviews from 38 review sites and 9 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Smartwatches:
  • 98.6%
    Design
  • 98.6%
    Comfort
  • 94.2%
    Fitness tracking
  • 91.3%
    Display
  • 85.6%
    Controls
  • 80.5%
    Connectivity
  • 91.4%
    Sleep Tracking
  • 90.3%
    Battery Life

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
5
Good
27
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    84 reviews
    $199.99
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    956 reviews
    $229.99
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Expert Reviews

The third version of the Apple Watch is still a great all-round smartwatch despite being superseded.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Good smartwatch battery life
  • Clear, bright screen
  • Fantastic fitness features

Cons

  • Only iPhone compatible
  • Siri still patchy
  • High price for 4G model

Apple adds cellular connectivity and doubles down on fitness features with the Watch Series 3.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Built-in cellular connectivity.
  • Improved heart rate monitoring.
  • Faster processor.
  • Clear call quality.
  • New band and case options.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • LTE drains battery rapidly.

The future of smartwatches is being connected, but the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't quite deliver on that promise. Get the non-LTE model instead.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Excellent fitness-tracking features
  • Faster Siri
  • LTE is convenient while you're working out
  • Apple Music streaming

Cons

  • Cellular activation issues
  • Short battery life when connected to cellular

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Sharp, vibrant display
  • Fast performance
  • Reliable battery life

Cons

  • Doesn’t always show the time
  • Every Apple Watch looks just like every other Apple Watch
  • Smartwatches are still not must-have devices

If you aren't compelled by the Series 5's bigger display, there's nothing that should stop you plumping for the Series 3. Thanks to the upgraded watchOS it has most of the same features and is now available for a great price.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Still a great smartwatch
  • Ability to leave your iPhone at home
  • Ease of making calls
  • Improved fitness features

Cons

  • No international roaming
  • Series 5's bigger screen sizes make it more compelling

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Apple's LTE-enabled smartwatch is the most fully-featured on the market, but LTE isn't going to be for everyone.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Snappy performance
  • Super-bright and clear display
  • Decent battery life (when not reliant on LTE)
  • Apple Pay

Cons

  • LTE has a big impact on battery life
  • Needs more dedicated watch apps to make use of LTE
  • Siri doesn’t always work
  • No LTE roaming

The Galaxy Watch 3 is good, but how good? Check out our full Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review for all the details on the new Samsung watch.

Read more on androidauthority.com

It doesn't have GPS and you can't swim with it, but that's okay: Series 1 might be the way to go for anyone who doesn't need those top-end fitness options. - Page 2

Read more on cnet.com

It might be more expensive than the original, but there's a lot to love about the Galaxy Watch 3.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Rotating bezel
  • Two-day battery life
  • Advanced fitness tracking

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Lack of third-party apps
  • Same processor as first-gen Watch

Apple Watch Series 3 : 4G isn't essential, but the Apple Watch 3 remains one of the best smartwatches money can buy

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Now that it has LTE built in, the Apple Watch finally makes good on its promise to save you from your phone.

Read more on wired.com

Apple is good at making you want things you may not need or want in your life. Adding 4G to the Apple Watch might be another instance of this, even if it is technically great

Read more on techadvisor.com

It’s got everything you’d expect from a smartwatch, including cellular connectivity -- if smartwatches are your thing. - Page 2

Read more on cnet.com

Apple's newest smartwatch is smarter in that it's always connected, but is it worth the cost?

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Battery life
  • Bright, sharp display
  • Siri integration is much better
  • Capable of ditching iPhone for short periods of time

Cons

  • It's more expensive than the non-LTE Apple Watch Series 3
  • A monthly fee is a non-starter for some

Even three years after launch, the Apple Watch Series 3 is a very impressive bit of kit thanks to an intuitive UI, super beautiful screen and premium fitness-tracking features.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Great, solid design
  • Amazing value for money
  • Super smooth performance and navigation
  • Easy-to-use UI

Cons

  • Battery life just under two days
  • Won’t track sleep natively
  • No always-on display option

The Fitbit Versa 3 and Apple Watch SE are two of the best smartwatches available right now. But which one is best? We find out in this head-to-head comparison.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

We compare the most important differences between Apple's three smartwatches.

Read more on cnet.com

Trying to decide between the Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 3? We're here to help.

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • Activity and sleep tracking
  • Samsung Pay
  • Great battery life
  • Built in GPS

Cons

  • Heart rate tracking is basic
  • No cellular connectivity
  • Tizen OS has a learning curve

Apple adds LTE to make the Apple Watch Series 3 more than just an activity-tracking wearable.

Read more on mashable.com

Pros

  • Still excellent design
  • More Workout options than ever
  • It can make and receive calls on its own
  • Great battery life
  • Data can power Siri and other apps

Cons

  • No podcast app
  • Streaming music not ready
  • You ll pay for data
  • Price for LTE support is high

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Improved performance
  • Valuable new fitness features
  • Siri feels more useful
  • Great battery life when connected to a phone

Cons

  • iPhone still needs to be on to receive texts
  • Apple Music streaming not ready yet
  • Call quality can vary
  • Lousy battery life on LTE

HarmonyOS 2 isn't bad, but there's no denying Huawei's new smartwatch is a victim of trade restrictions.

Read more on gizmodo.com

Pros

  • Decent fitness tracking
  • Snappy processor
  • HarmonyOS 2 is pretty neat
  • Excellent build
  • Beautiful display

Cons

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