Apple has announced the Watch Series 3 at the ongoing launch event at the Apple Park in California.The highlight of Apple’s next-generation smartwatch is it comes with support for LTE or cellular connectivity built-in, allowing users to make calls, send messages independent of an iPhone.
The Apple Watch Series 3 looks, acts, and feels almost exactly the same as the Series 2 with a key difference—LTE wireless connectivity, whether your iPhone is nearby or not. We tested the Series 3 on-site at Apple’s unveiling event, including trying just a few of the new features.
If you liked the previous model, you’ll like the Series 3. If you didn’t, there’s not much different besides LTE. But maybe LTE is what’s been holding you back—it is for a lot of people. So let’s get into it.
The Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model should get three hours of talk time when paired to an iPhone and just over an hour when connected to LTE.
The Apple Watch Series 3 lasts an estimated ten hours during indoor workouts and four hours during indoor workouts, or a maximum of four hours with both LTE and GPS are enabled.
The Apple Watch Series 3 can stream music for 10 hours when paired to an iPhone via Bluetooth.