However, the new Apple Watch series 3 comes with the much sought-after LTE connectivity, which allows the watch to continue its online functions independent of any iPhone. This new smart watch also got that rumored red colored dot on the crown.
With Apple Music and Bluetooth connectivity built into the new Series 3 watch, you can listen to your music on the go. EE has announced that it will be the exclusive network in the United Kingdom - at least at launch.
There are more than a dozen carriers around the world with support for the Apple Watch, and that number will nearly double later this year.
At $399, the new Watch is only slightly more expensive than the previous model, the $329 Series 2, which introduced standalone Global Positioning System capability.
If you're planning on buying an Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity, be aware that you'll be faced with a hidden cost. The watch will be available in stores starting Friday, September 22.
Apple confirmed that it's testing the Watch during the unveiling of the latest version of the Apple Watch.
Apple says that the new dual-core processor on the new Apple Watch Series 3, is 70% faster than the previous model, resulting in quicker app launch times, smoother graphics and transition. Thanks to an electronic SIM and engineering that uses the display as an antenna, Apple manufactured Apple Watch with LTE without increasing the size of the case.
It seems that the company sees a big role for the Watch in the market especially in the area of monitoring.
The $399 Series 3 version comes with cellular, and it'll run you $329 without cellular, though $299 versions will also be available. Apple has apparently paid a deep focus on fitness and health while designing the new watchOS and that's pretty evident from these top Apple watchOS 4 features. The Apple Watch Nike+ has been updated as well, packing the internals of the Watch Series 3.
The $10 per month fee was double what Verizon charged to add the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch to its plans earlier this year and could deter some subscribers from connecting the Apple device to their mobile plans.
During Tim Cook's presentation at the Apple Special Event, some new facts were revealed about the Apple Watch.
Apple has announced a partnership with Stanford Medicine for a major heart study at the Apple Watch Series 3 launch.