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Apple Watch Series 3 Canadian Pricing Starts at $429 CAD, Cellular at $519 CAD

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Apple unveiled new Apple Watch Series 3 models today, with an option for cellular capabilities. The upgraded version includes a 70% faster dual-core processor, new W2 wireless chip and barometric altimeter as well.

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Here is the Canadian pricing for…

Apple Watch Series 3: 

  • 38mm for $429 CAD (Series 2 was $489)
  • 42mm for $469 CAD (Series 2 was $529)

Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular:

  • 38mm for $519 CAD
  • 42mm for $559 CAD
Apple’s website says it will have cellular service in all provinces except Manitoba and Saskatchewan (update: Bell does not have VoLTE in these provinces, hence the lack of support).

For those looking for cellular capabilities, Bell will support Apple Watch Series 3 cellular at launch, with pricing at $5 per month; Telus support is coming next “later this year.” (updated to add Bell’s pricing).

No mention of Rogers at the keynote so looks like they got shut out for the launch, but you can bet they’ll have support soon.

Also, the cellular modem does not support Band 66 LTE, so don’t expect Apple Watch Series 3 to work on Freedom Mobile, until the next upgrade. However, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will work on Shaw’s wireless carrier.

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  • Not even worth upgrading for. Where is VoIP call support for the Apple Watch?
    Hopefully in 5 years…

  • Chris Zhu

    Wondering what the plans are going to be!

  • KonstantinRD

    It also said there that watch and iPhone have to be on the same network. I wonder if carriers will try to lock watches to their network… and when Fido will get on board with this.

  • KonstantinRD

    Hopefully sharing data and voice with your existing iPhone plan but that would be too ideal and wonderful 🙂

  • Ned K.

    Oh, that red dot looks ugly and disappointing. Did Apple fire their product designer or something?

  • My 1/2 cents

    What’s the difference with between non LTE Apple Watch 3 and the Apple Watch 2?

  • My 1/2 cents

    I think they used an Indian designer #zing

  • RickysCV

    Sucks that it doesn’t support Band 66 LTE.

  • My 1/2 cents

    You don’t want to be on Shaw’s network any way.

  • Kirk

    Great product but I’m good with my series 2. I would only buy it if I sold my SERIES 2… which I don’t plan on doing. WatchOS 4 adds features that makes me want to keep my watch anyway. Great for those SERIES 0/1 owners though. Besides I already have a cellular iPad so don’t really want to add to my bill. ????

  • RickysCV

    Any word about Virgin?

  • Michael Brown

    The differences I see are the processor:S3 on Series 3 vs. S2 on Series 2 (not sure what that means in terms of real performance) and the Series 2 has a ceramic back vs. a composite back on the Series 3 GPS non-LTE (i.e. a downgrade). You now need to buy the LTE version for the ceramic back. The Series 3 non-LTE is also $60 cheaper than the Series 2 was selling for at the Apple Store Canada yesterday – although Series 2 is now discontinued. The price of a Series 1 has also dropped $30 in Canada.

  • My 1/2 cents

    Cool. Thanks. I want to pick up the watch for my wife. No LTE though. We’re already getting r aped by Robelus.

  • Riar Jotz

    U r an idiot

  • OliChabot

    I don’t think the Aluminium Series 2 had a Ceramic back… It was most likely Composite.

  • OliChabot

    I would like to switch. The only thing is that I would’ve liked it to have a slightly different design just to feel like I am changing for something else.

  • mxmgodin

    The Watch isn’t “totally” independent. It has to be set-up from the phone and will share the phone’s phone number and data connection, etc. So no, you can’t have a watch and your phone on different networks. You do have to pay a monthly fee (I think both Bell and Telus announced $5 per month), to share your account with your watch.

    And there surely will be no “locking”, as device locking has been banned by the CRTC, taking fully effect this December.

  • mxmgodin

    Only Bell and Telus were announced as launch partners in Canada. I don’t expect to see their sub-brands or Rogers for at least a while.

  • mxmgodin

    The $60-cheaper price point for the GPS-only watch (versus the previous Series 2), is interesting! I have to admit I’m very tempted to get a Series 3 watch.

  • warpdrive

    The series 2 watches all had the same back.

  • warpdrive

    I think since I got my launch day series 0 Watch I’ve only been apart from my phone about 10 times…. yes, we are inseparable. Lol. No cell watch for me as I’m rocking public mobile…… who knows if they will or will not support it? ????

  • Shameer Mulji

    Same.

  • OliChabot

    So happy they have a non-cellular version. I always have my phone with me and do not want another device connected 24/7.

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