In addition to the new iPhones, Apple's third generation of its smartwatch and fitness band, the, was unveiled today. With this new iteration, the wearable runs WatchOS 4 and can make cellular calls all by itself, freeing you from having the watch tethered to your phone.
Compared to last year's, the device can also stream music directly to a set of AirPod ear buds. For a more detailed breakdown of what both these wearables do, read our comparison chart below.
Apple Watch 3 and Watch Series 2 specs
||Apple Watch 3||Apple Watch Series 2|
|Display||38mm: 1.3-inch OLED; 42mm: 1.65-inch OLED||38mm: 1.3-inch OLED; 42mm: 1.65-inch OLED|
|Resolution||38mm: 340x272 (290ppi); 42mm: 390x312 (302 ppi)||38mm: 340x272 (290ppi); 42mm: 390x312 (302 ppi)|
|Dimensions||38mm: 38.6x33.3x11.65mm; 42mm: 42.5x36.4x11.65mm||38mm: 38.6x33.3x11.4mm; 42mm: 42.5x36.4x11.4mm|
|Protection||Ion-X glass; Sapphire crystal on Steel and Ceramic models||Ion-X glass; Sapphire crystal on Steel and Ceramic models|
|Strap size||Proprietary; interchangeable||Proprietary; interchangeable|
|Build||Aluminum; stainless-steel, ceramic options||Aluminum; stainless-steel, ceramic options|
|Processor||Apple S3||Apple S2|
|Storage||16GB cellular, 8GB GPS only||8GB (2GB for music)|
|Battery||"Up to 18 hours"||38mm: 273 mAh; 42mm: 334mAh|
|Operating system||WatchOS 4||WatchOS|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Water-resistant||5 ATM; 50 meters||5 ATM; 50 meters|
|Price||$399 with cellular and GPS, $329 GPS only||38mm starts at $370, £370, AU$529; 42mm starts at $400, £399, AU$579|
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