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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Review Roundup [LIST]

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Yesterday we saw the embargo lift on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus press reviews, and this morning reviews for Apple Watch Series 3 LTE have been published across the web.

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Below is a roundup of reviews for Apple Watch Series 3, which brings cellular connectivity to the device for the first time.

In Canada, Bell is the exclusive wireless carrier at launch for Series 3 LTE connectivity ($5/month), with Telus to come later this year. Rogers customers are out of luck (for now).

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models appear to have a network issue, which sees the device connect to unknown Wi-Fi networks instead of cellular at times, according to numerous reviews. Apple admitted this was a bug and a future software fix is coming to fix this.

  • The Verge – Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE Review: Missed Connections (5/10 score)
  • The New York Times – Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular
  • CNET – Apple Watch Series 3 review: A dash of iPod and a bit of iPhone for your wrist
  • The Sydney Morning Herald – Apple Watch Series 3 review: a little bit of freedom
  • BuzzFeed – The Apple Watch Finally Feels Like A Real Smartwatch
  • Daring Fireball – Apple Watch Series 3 – (“People won’t know you’re calling them from your watch if you don’t tell them.”)
  • USA Today – Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone
  • Forbes – Apple Watch Series 3 First Review: Is Cellular Connectivity Really A Game-Changer?
  • The Independent – Apple Watch Series 3 Review: If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy, it might be now
  • The Loop – Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular
  • Mashable – Apple Watch Series 3 review: The smartest smartwatch yet
  • Wired – Review: Apple Watch Series 3
  • Hodinkee – The Apple Watch Series 3 Edition (Ceramic model)
  • MobileSyrup – Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Approaching independence
  • 9to5Mac – Review: Apple Watch Series 3 unlocks new potential with LTE, dramatically improved Siri
  • Daily Express – Apple Watch Series 3 review – Ticks all the right boxes if you’re willing to pay
  • Straits Times – Apple Watch Series 3 worth the upgrade, but not if you own a Series 2
  • EFTM – Apple Watch Series 3 Review: A complete and utter game-changer
  • The Indian Express – Apple Watch Series 3 first impressions: Three new features that keep up with the times
  • The Financial Post – Apple Watch Series 3 review: Finally no iPhone required — sort of

We’ll continue to update this list as more reviews hit the web, so keep refreshing for updates. Overall, reviewers seem to be impressed with the speed of the S3 chip and call quality, but note battery life has yet to improve.

 

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  • K.

    Is that complication on series 3 only available TO series3? Always wanted to show minutes by jump of 5 but no hour numerical…

  • Seems like it, as I can’t recreate this on my Series 2.

  • johnnygoodface

    Like your listing of all headline titles. It gives us a very good idea of what the major consent is about the Watch 3

  • Cheers Johnny. I thought it was a good way to do it this time around.

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