The Good Cellular connection works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages. Music now syncs more easily. Improvements in fitness tracking and added watch faces. Adds barometer to GPS and swimproofing. Same overall size as last year’s watch.
The Bad Battery life takes a major hit when making calls or during GPS workouts. 42mm cellular model is expensive, and that’s before monthly wireless service and Apple Music fees. Still requires an iPhone to set up and pair with.
The Bottom Line The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best overall smartwatch you can buy, but battery limitations and add-on fees keep it from being a must-have upgrade.
A dash of iPod and a bit of iPhone for your wrist
I spend a lot of time with a phone in my face.
That's why I was attracted to the. It sold the fantasy of a watch-as-phone: An iPhone Micro on my wrist. One less gadget.
But because the Apple Watch had to be paired to my iPhone to do anything constructive, the phone never went away. I just ended up alternating between staring at two different screens.
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Sgnl watch strap lets you hear calls with just the tip of your finger
Look like you're a secret agent the next time your mom calls.
Alexa-powered smartglasses? Yes, from Vuzix
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Grandpa's old Flex band seems fresh on an Apple Watch
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