Apple Watch 3 Review in 2020

The 2019 Apple watch series fired debuted, with its new always-on display, starting at 399 for the regular model and $ 499 for the cellular version. In my review link in the description, I called it the world’s, best health and fitness tracker and motivator connected communications and emergency contact, band and wearable computer platform and now simply the best watch period.

At the same time, though, the 2017 Apple watch series 3 was also reintroduced and at the lowest entry-level price ever $ 199 for the regular model and $ 299 for the cellular sure it’s, a low enough price that some original and series 1 Apple watch owners might be tempted to upgrade when they, otherwise just wouldn’t, but it’s.

Also a low enough price point where I think a lot of people. The vast majority of people who still haven’t even tried out an Apple watch, might decide to take the plunge for the first time, especially during the holiday sales and gift-giving season, shout out to thrifter, so question becomes.

Is it worth it? I’m Rene Richey and this is the Apple watch series 3 in 2019, and should I even keep saying vector Apple watch series 3 was the last to bear the original design. By that I mean the displays are slightly smaller.

The bezels slightly bigger the capsule of the casing, not quite as flat feeling or sleek looking, but strap it on and light it up and instantly. It still looks pure sci-fi, even if it’s, a little retro sci-fi now compared to the latest models.

It still comes in two sizes, which is great for people with both smaller and bigger wrists and display needs. The smaller is 242 by 360 resolution at 30 millimeters and the larger 312 by 390 resolution at 42 millimeters.

The series 3 displays are also OLED, which means deep, inky, blacks and almost melt away into the big bezels and rich vibrant colors that pop right out of them an RGB stripe, not pentile, like phones, which makes them look even crisper and sharper.

It’s, not the same as the Apple watch series four and five, which hit 324 by 394 pixels at forty millimeters and 368 by 448 pixels at 44 millimeters. Also because the series three display is square and not around it and smaller.

It seems a bit cramped now compared to the five and it is, for example, the series three doesn’t get all the new fancy watch faces of the series four and five in some cases, that’s, no big loss, several of Them are just special effect faces like fire and water, designed entirely to show off the bigger watch faces in other cases like with infographs, the loss is more meaningful.

You don’t, get all the richer’s. Super complications that provide higher information density and that’s, something I’ve personally come to depend on as my daily dashboard. While I’m at work, for example, you do get the same 1000 nits brightness on both series.

3 and series 5 so display remains legible, even under fairly aggressive sunlight, but you don’t, get the always-on display of the series 5, which, instead of turning off when you’re, not interacting with it, simply abides in dimmer lower power.

State, but in a way that you can still glance at it and see the time even complications or workout data without having to raise or tap to wake it. For me that makes the watch functional as a watch, but others seem not to like it or want it.

So it may not make any real difference to you. The physical casing for the series – 3 isn’t just smaller than the series 5. Either it’s ever so slightly thicker like less than a millimeter, but it does end up feeling not quite as flat on the wrist and a bit more capsule-like, also because Apple is only selling the aluminum version of the series 3.

It’s only available with ion X or ion exchange class. That’s. A fancy name for chemically hardened glass Apple uses to reduce the likelihood of scratches scuffs and breaks, including on all of the iPhones.

If you want an even tougher sapphire crystal you & # 39, ll have to move up to the Apple watch Series 5 and the higher-end materials like steel, titanium or ceramic. Now I have gotten a few scratches and scuffs on my glass Apple watches over the years, but nothing that I can really see when the display is all lit up or even really notice, unless I hold them up to the light and look for them.

The really cool thing is, though, the Apple watch series 3 is compatible with all Apple watch bands going back to the original and up to the most recent ones released. Just this fall small to small large to large, even though the case sizes have changed, the groove and lug sizes remain exactly the same.

So if bands matter most to you, you have exactly the same options. Even with the Apple watch series. Three Apple watch series three has most of the same health and fitness features as the series 5. That includes activity rings, so you can keep up with meeting or exceeding your stand, movement and exercise goals.

Every day. The coaching and encouragement mechanisms have gotten better and better over time, but the simple satisfying nature of seeing those rings close towards the end of the day is the same. The series 3 is also properly waterproof to 50 meters, so you can track all your swims as well as walks runs cycles wheels.

All of that and it’s, got a biometric altimeter to measure elevation for your stairs hikes and climbs and an optical heart rate sensor, not only for accurate calorie count but for low high and irregular heart rate notifications as well.

It doesn’t, have the electrical heart rate sensor of the series 5, though so it can’t even use the ECG app even when available, and it doesn’t. Have the newer generation sensors needed for fall detection either.

So you can’t get those alerts when Apple introduced those features. Last year I immediately got the series 4 for my immediate family fall. Detection itself was just that important to me and earlier this year, when one of them fell down the stairs and it went off, it was immediately worth it also.

While the series 3 does have emergency SOS, so you can call for help if your iPhone isn’t in reach or even around, if you have the cellular model, it doesn’t have the new modem with international SOS calling, even if You don’t, have a local cell plan.

So if you want all of the potentially life-saving features, Apple watch has to offer you’re gonna want the series 5, but if what you’re looking for is exercise activity, monitoring, coaching and encouragement and workouts the series 3 offers Pretty much everything that you’ll need beyond the cool faces and features.

The Apple watch is a full-on wrist computer. It can run all the apps in the Apple watch store and it has some cutting edge. Silicon inside yeah silicon inside a watch there’s, an s3 system in package which is like a whole computer in a chip, its dual core and 70 % faster than the previous generation s2.

It so enables voice-activated Siri the s5 system in package in the Apple watch. Series 5 is even more capable, of course, fully 64-bit and 50 % faster again than the s3. It also has a built-in compass which makes things like walking directions and maps just that much better and a new w3 chip that improves on the w2 chip in the series 3, making Wireless work even faster and more efficiently.

They both have the same Wi-Fi capabilities, though up to 802 11 and at 2.4 gigahertz. But while this series 5 has Bluetooth 5, this series 3 tops out at Bluetooth 4.2. So the series 3 doesn’t quite have the same range, speed and efficiency over Bluetooth, but practically day-to-day.

You may not notice much difference. The series 3 also has 16 gigabytes of storage to the 32 gigabytes now in a series 5. So if you want to keep a lot of music, podcasts or audiobooks locally on your wrist, that’s, something to consider as well still both are rated for the same 18 hours of battery life Apple watch.

Series 3 can also run the brand-new watch. Os 6, of course, and its new calculator, audio book activity, trends and cycle tracking and more, I’m gonna – do a separate video on that. But it includes the new on device app store.

So you can download right onto the series. 3. No iPhone need it and, given that Apple is currently supporting watch OS 6, all the way back to the 2016 Apple watch series 1 and series 2. There’s, a good chance.

They’ll. Keep on supporting Apple watch series 3 until at least watch OS 8, if not 9 or more. The Apple watch. Series 5 is legit amazing, but it starts at 399 for Wi-Fi and GPS and $ 4.99 for cellular.

That’s. Why? At the last Apple event, when they announced this series, 3 was dropping to $ 1.99 for Wi-Fi plus GPS and $ 2.99 for cellular. I was almost more excited. It was a same excitement. I felt when Apple announced a nine point.

Seven inch iPad. Now a ten point, two inch iPad for 329 prices go up, it’s. What they do, and the price of the very top end of Apple product lines has been rising as steadily as their feature sets. Average selling prices have largely stayed the same.

Even if they peak in valley from year to year, but the big stickers are the ones that stick out and get all of the attention. So when you see a new entry-level, especial has a price like the Apple watch Series: three, it has an equal and opposite effect.

It makes a technology feel affordable and attainable to everyone. Tech media obsesses about upgrades, especially year-over-year, upgrades that increasingly just aren’t the norm. People who do that tend to preorder they’re already taken care of, but, like I said at the beginning, the vast majority of people, don’t even have an Apple watch, yet any Apple watch and Series three starting at $ 1.

99 – Might just be the thing that changes that, and in that case I’d, say pretty much exactly the same thing at $ 1.99. The series 3 is a hell of a deal and could potentially get even better as we roll into the holiday shopping season, depending on how competitive the big retailers really get so much so that even tech enthusiasts, who already ordered their own series 5 might just start.

Looking at series 3 for the rest of their family and sure, if, for you or yours, the series 3 is what gets your attention, but you ultimately decide the bigger always-on display, and especially those potentially lifesaving features like fall.

Detection, ECG and international. Sos are worth the extra cost that’s, totally cool, otherwise, even in 2019 Apple watch Series 3 is still one of the best health and fitness trackers and motivators connected communications and emergency contact, bans and wearable computer platforms in the world and starting at $ 1.

99, I expected to fly off the shelves and into a lot of new lives as we head into this new year. Now, one quick note: some of you have asked how you can watch my videos, but not on YouTube. I do put the audio versions up as podcasts, but for a variety of reasons, from hosting costs to lack of popularity, video podcast, just aren’t, an option or even really a thing anymore, which is why I helped build nebula and why you can Now get it as part of curiosity stream.

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