Apple Watch Series 3
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The Apple Watch Series 3 is the third-generation model of the Apple Watch. It was released on September 22, 2017.
|Also known as||Apple Watch 3|
|Product family||Apple Watch|
|Release date||September 22, 2017|
|Operating system||WatchOS 6.1|
|Predecessor||Apple Watch Series 2|
|Successor||Apple Watch Series 4|
The main feature is the new built-in LTE cellular connectivity, offering voice and data communication and Apple Music streaming. The watch comes with an electronic SIM card and shares the same mobile number as the user's iPhone. Add-on plans start at $10/month from the four major US carriers.
Apple Watch Series 3 has a dual-core Apple S3 processor that is 70% faster than the Apple S2 and enables Siri voice responses. The cellular-capable watch has a red digital crown while the non-LTE version has a plain digital crown. It has a built-in NFC chip which can be used for Apple Pay. Apple claims 18 hours of battery life.
The Apple Watch Series 3 ships with watchOS 4, which has an updated Heart Rate app (including resting and recovery period monitoring), Workout app (with High Intensity Interval Training), as well as two-way data synchronization with GymKit-integrated cardio fitness equipment from companies such as Life Fitness, Technogym, Cybex, Schwinn, MS Artrix, Stair Master and Star Trac.
The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 11 or later. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later.
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