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Apple Reveals New 'Apple Watch Series 3' Models With LTE and Faster Dual-Core Processor

Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater announced a new generation of Apple Watch called Apple Watch Series 3.


Apple Watch Series 3 is available with cellular capabilities built right into the device, so you can leave your iPhone behind and still send or receive calls and messages, listen to Apple Music, and more over LTE or 3G. Apple Watch shares the same phone number as your iPhone, but it requires an add-on plan.

Apple Watch Series 3 is also available in a Wi-Fi + GPS version without cellular. All models feature a 70 percent faster dual-core processor, a new Apple W2 chip, and a barometric altimeter.

Series 3 models look the same as Series 2 models, with 38mm and 42mm sizes in gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel.


Apple Watch Series 3 pre-orders start on Friday, September 15, with in-store availability beginning September 22, in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Wi-Fi + GPS models start at $329, while Wi-Fi + GPS + Cellular models start at $399.

In addition, watchOS 4 includes a Heart Rate complication, and the smart watch can measure new heart rate data like resting heart rate. The Apple Watch will also notify you when it detects an elevated heart rate, and can even detect irregular heart beat rhythm thanks to the new "Apple Heart Study." watchOS 4 debuts September 19.

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16 months ago
Ugh. I’m gonna be so broke by the end of this year. So broke.
Rating: 24 Votes
16 months ago
Finally, the Apple Watch I was waiting for.
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago
I’m probably in the minority by I’m glad they are still making a WiFi only version. No sense having cell phone radiation plastered on my wrist 24/7...
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
If only it didn't have that silly red dot.
Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago
Well I will now try an Apple Watch. Been holding off a few years for this.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago

AT&T has already said that its NumberSync platform will be available on the watch for free, but you'll spend $10 a month to join it to an existing data plan.


"It's free but it's 10 dollars."
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
So wait, what is the difference between series 2 and series 3 again?

What's with the red dot? Am I the only one that thinks it's ugly?
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago

In addition, watchOS 4 includes a Heart Rate complication, and the smart watch can measure new heart rate data like resting heart rate. The Apple Watch will also notify you when it detects anelevated heart rate, and can even detect irregular heart beat rhythm thanks to thenew "Apple Heart Study."


It will be helpful for people suffering with heart conditions.

Really like the new Apple watch. With added LTE this was the watch i was looking for.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Call quality is magic? Apple really needs to buy a thesaurus.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Wow, this article has been up for nearly two hours and nobody has complained yet that the watch isn't round.

A new record, ladies and gentleman.
Rating: 6 Votes

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