Macworld reviews Apple Watch Series 3: The wearable leader runs out to an insurmountable lead

“Apple Watch Series 3 has relieved my Forgotten Phone Anxiety,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld. “You know the feeling: You reach your destination and paw at the outside of your pocket to feel the phone-sized lump and it isn’t there. And you panic.”

“With an LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 on my wrist, I don’t need to turn around and head back to my house. I know that if someone is trying to get in touch with me, they can, and if an urgent email comes in, I can answer it,” Simon writes. “That being said, I didn’t need more than a couple days with my LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to see that it’s not meant to be away from an iPhone for very long. Its main selling point might be independence, but it’s still a generation or two away from being a full replacement for your iPhone.”

MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch will never be a full replacement for your iPhone due to its display size limitation. Period. Full stop.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). The freedom to go with just your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). The freedom to go with just your Apple Watch.

 
“Along with LTE, there’s also a new S3 processor and W2 wireless chips, which give the Series 3 Apple Watch a tremendous speed boost,” Simon writes. “Navigation and animations are much smoother now, but most importantly, apps open much quicker. The speed of third-party apps was a pretty major pain point with previous generations of Apple Watch (particularly the original model, which most people will be upgrading from), and the new internals make a huge difference.”

Much more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: All of Apple Watch’s so-called “competitors” are laughably overmatched.

SEE ALSO:
Ars Technica reviews Apple Watch Series 3: Despite some teething pains, it’s great to use – September 27, 2017
Some reviewers’ Apple Watch Series 3 ‘LTE issues’ due to easily-fixable Wi-Fi bug – September 20, 2017
Jim Dalrymple reviews Apple Watch Series 3: ‘Do yourself a favor and get one’ – September 20, 2017
Some reviewers’ Apple Watch Series 3 ‘LTE issues’ due to easily-fixable Wi-Fi bug – September 20, 2017
Wired reviews Apple Watch Series 3: ‘For the first time ever, I love the Apple Watch’ – September 20, 2017
9to5Mac reviews Apple Watch Series 3: Unlocks new potential with LTE, dramatically improved Siri – September 20, 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models selling much faster than expected – September 18, 2017
Why the carriers must drop the Apple Watch LTE connectivity tax – September 15, 2017
How much Apple Watch Series 3 data plans will cost on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint – September 14, 2017
Apple Watch, the world’s best-selling watch, can now work without an iPhone – September 12, 2017
New Apple Watch Series 3 delivers built-in cellular with powerful new health and fitness enhancements – September 12, 2017

11 Comments

    1. Series 1 was fine. Nevertheless I decided to get a new Series 3 w/o LTE . Honestly doesn’t seem any different with the exception of battery life which is now super long.

  1. Mine gets here Monday. So excited! I’ve been using my new AirPods for a couple days now.

    Apple Watch + Apple Music + AirPods = the “wireless streaming iPod” experience I once could only dream about. But it’s on my wrist! No phone in my pocket, no tangled cords getting caught and yanking my head or flinging my iPhone when running or at the gym. These three products have converged into a simple yet fashionable solution only Apple can provide. And they’re pretty damn affordable, all things considered.

  2. “You know the feeling: You reach your destination and paw at the outside of your pocket to feel the phone-sized lump and it isn’t there.”

    No, I don’t know the feeling. I’m not that stupid.

    Forgetting my phone is enomously less likely than forgetting to put pants on.

  3. Voice is more or less dead, unless you really need it or you are a dinosaur, as everybody now uses text, etc. Plus, the bastard telecoms charge you for the pleasure of calling on the watch. F That.

  4. Had my new AppleWatch 3 for a week. Just love it. Now doing the carrier change to get LTE support. Carriers that don’t support it are Golding to lose a lot of contracts.

  5. Love my series 3 cellular. I always knew I was getting one, and series 3 seems like the REAL starting point. Thank all you benevolent souls who beta tested series 0-2 for me.

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