Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a smartwatch that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple from 2017 as part of the Apple Watch series. The Watch Series 3 has been introduced on 12 September 2017 and its price started at $329. New Watch comes again in two sizes 38 mm and 42 mm and has been made in 7 different finishes including Aluminum (Silver, Space Gray, Gold), Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, White Ceramic, and Gray Ceramic. Every single Watch was shipped with a paired band. The device features a 1.5-inch or 1.65-inch OLED Retina Displays with Force Touch covered by Ion-X glass or Sapphire crystal, Dual-Core Apple S3 processor, 768 MB of RAM, Apple W2 chip, 8 or 16 GB of flash memory, Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, NFC for Apple Pay, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, ambient light sensor, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, a gyroscope, water-resistance up to 50 meters, wireless charging, and additional Cellular model.

The main new feature is built-in LTE cellular connectivity and offers both voice and data communication, including out-of-the-box Apple Music streaming. Antenna functionality (receiving and transmitting elements for LTE and UMTS) is part of the display and the watch features an electronic SIM (eSIM), 1% the size of a standard SIM card, and shares the same mobile number as the user’s iPhone. Apple claims 18 hours of battery life. It has a dual-core Apple S3 processor, which Apple claims is 70% faster than the S2. The cellular-capable watch has a red digital crown but the Series 3 device is also available in a non-LTE version. Siri is able to speak on Apple Watch Series 3 due to the increased processing speed of the Watch.

On 12 September 2018 has been discontinued entire Hermes and Ceramic edition of Apple Warch Series 3 due to the introduction of the new Apple Watch Series 4. At the same time Apple announced new prices for 38 mm and 42 mm GPS models, and 38 mm / 42 mm GPS + Cellular models for $279, $309, $379, and $409 respectively. Alongside the introduction of Apple Watch Series 5 on 10 September 2019, Apple again drops the prices of Series 3 models. From this moment GPS-only models 38 mm and 42 mm have been priced at $199 and $229, respectively, and 32 mm / 42 mm GPS + Cellular models were priced for $299 and $329 respectively.

On 15 September 2020, Apple decided to keep on the market only GPS versions of Apple Watch Series 3 in both sizes, but only in Space Gray and Silver colors. The rest of the Series 3 family products such as Nike+, Aluminum, and Cellular options has been discontinued.

Today Apple Watch Series 3 is 3 years old!

Apple Watch Series 3 – General information

Overview

Introduced12 September 2017
Shipped22 September 2017
Discontinued12 September 2018 (Hermes and Ceramic Edition)
15 September 2020 (Nike+ and Celular options)
Model IdentifierWatch3,3 (38 mm GPS)
Watch3,4 (42 mm GPS)
Watch3,1 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
Watch3,2 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
Model NumberA1858 (38 mm GPS)
A1859 (42 mm GPS)
A1860 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
A1889 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
A1890 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
A1861 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
A1891 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
A1892 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
EMC3165 (38 mm GPS)
3166 (42 mm GPS)
3169 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
3170 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
3167 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
3168 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
Order Number38 mm Aluminum GPS
MQKU2LL/A, MQKW2LL/A, MR352LL/A, MQKV2LL/A, MTF02LL/A, MTEY2LL/A

42 mm Aluminum GPS
MQL02LL/A, MQL22LL/A, MR362LL/A, MQL12LL/A, MTF32LL/A, MTF22LL/A

38 mm Aluminum GPS + Cellular
MQJN2LL/A, MQJQ2LL/A, MR2W2LL/A, MQJP2LL/A, MQJR2LL/A, MQJU2LL/A, MQJT2LL/A, MQJV2LL/A, MQJW2LL/A, MR1F2LL/A, MR1H2LL/A, MRQE2LL/A, MTGH2LL/A, MTGG2LL/A, MQKF2B/A, MQKH2B/A, MR2Y2B/A, MQKG2B/A, MQKJ2B/A, MQKL2B/A, MQKK2B/A, MQLV2B/A, MQLW2B/A, MR1N2B/A, MR1Q2B/A, MRQG2B/A, MTGP2B/A, MTGN2B/A, MQQE2CH/A, MQQG2CH/A, MR332CH/A, MQQF2CH/A, MQQH2CH/A, MQQK2CH/A, MQQJ2CH/A, MQQL2CH/A, MQQM2CH/A, MR212CH/A, MR222CH/A, MRQJ2CH/A, MTGL2CH/A, MTGK2CH/A

42 mm Aluminum GPS + Cellular
MQK12LL/A, MQK32LL/A, MR2X2LL/A, MQK22LL/A, MQK52LL/A, MQK72LL/A, MQK62LL/A, MQK82LL/A, MQK92LL/A, MR1J2LL/A, MR1L2LL/A, MRQF2LL/A, MTGT2LL/A, MTGR2LL/A, MQKM2B/A, MQKP2B/A, MR302B/A, MQKN2B/A, MQKQ2B/A, MQKT2B/A, MQKR2B/A, MQLY2B/A, MQM02B/A, MR1U2B/A, MR1V2B/A, MRQH2B/A, MTH22B/A, MTH12B/A, MQQR2CH/A, MQQU2CH/A, MR342CH/A, MQQT2CH/A, MQQV2CH/A, MQQX2CH/A, MQQW2CH/A, MQQY2CH/A, MQR02CH/A, MR232CH/A, MR242CH/A, MRQK2CH/A, MTGY2CH/A, MTGX2CH/A

38 mm Nike+ GPS
MQKX2LL/A, MQKY2LL/A, MTF12LL/A

42 mm Nike+ GPS
MQL32LL/A, MQL42LL/A, MTF42LL/A

38 mm Nike+ GPS + Cellular
MQL52LL/A, MQL62LL/A, MQL72LL/A, MQL82LL/A, MQLA2LL/A, MTGJ2LL/A, MQM72B/A, MQM82B/A, MQM92B/A, MQMA2B/A, MQMD2B/A, MTGQ2B/A, MQR42CH/A, MQR52CH/A, MQR62CH/A, MQR72CH/A, MQR92CH/A, MTGM2CH/A

42 mm Nike+ GPS + Cellular
MQLC2LL/A, MQLD2LL/A, MQLE2LL/A, MQLF2LL/A, MQLH2LL/A, MTGW2LL/A, MQME2B/A, MQMF2B/A, MQMG2B/A, MQMH2B/A, MQMK2B/A, MTH42B/A, MQRG2CH/A, MQRH2CH/A, MQRJ2CH/A, MQRK2CH/A, MQRM2CH/A, MTH02CH/A

38 mm Hermes GPS + Cellular
MQLN2LL/A, MQLK2LL/A, MQLJ2LL/A, MQLM2LL/A, MQMQ2B/A, MQMM2B/A, MQML2B/A, MQMP2B/A, MQRF2CH/A, MQX92CH/A, MQRA2CH/A, MQRE2CH/A

42 mm Hermes GPS + Cellular
MQLU2LL/A, MQX62LL/A, MQLQ2LL/A, MQLP2LL/A, MQLT2LL/A, MQLR2LL/A, MQMW2B/A, MQX72B/A, MQMT2B/A, MQMR2B/A, MQMV2B/A, MQMU2B/A, MQRT2CH/A, MQX92CH/A, MQRP2CH/A, MQRN2CH/A, MQRR2CH/A, MQRQ2CH/A

38 mm Ceramic GPS + Cellular
MQJY2LL/A, MQK02LL/A, MQM32B/A, MQM42B/A, MQQP2CH/A, MQQQ2CH/A

42 mm Ceramic GPS + Cellular
MQKD2LL/A, MQKE2LL/A, MQM52B/A, MQM62B/A, MQR22CH/A
Price$329 (38 mm Aluminium GPS)
$399 (38 mm Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
$359 (42 mm Aluminium GPS)
$429 (42 mm Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
$599$1,299 (38 mm Stainless Steel GPS + Cellular)
$649$1,399 (42 mm Stainless Steel GPS + Cellular)
$1,299 (38 mm Ceramic GPS + Cellular)
$1,349 (42 mm Ceramic GPS + Cellular)
ColorsAluminum (Silver, Space Gray, Gold)
Stainless Steel
Space Black Stainless Steel
White Ceramic
Gray Ceramic
CaseStainless Steel
Aluminum
Ceramic
Weight0.94 – 1.49 oz. – 26 – 42 Gram (38 mm)

1.14 – 1.86 oz. – 32 – 52 Gram (42 mm)
Dimensions1.52 – 1.54” H x 1.31 – 1.34” W x 0.45 – 0.46″ D (38 mm)
3.86 – 3.91 cm H x 3.32 – 3.4 cm W x 1.14 – 1.16 cm D (38 mm)

1.67 – 1.68” H x 1.43 – 1.44” W x 0.45″ D (42 mm)
4.24 – 4.26 cm H x 3.63 – 3.65 cm W x 1.14 cm D (42 mm)

Hardware

Processor

ProcessorApple S3
Apple W2
Processor SpeedUnknown
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores2
Memory768 MB RAM

Storage

Storage8 GB (GPS)
16 GB (GPS + Cellular)

Display

Display MaterialsIon-X glass (Aluminum)
Sapphire crystal (Stainless Steel and Ceramic)
Display1.5″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (38 mm)
1.65″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (42 mm)
Display Size563 mm2 (38mm)
740 mm2 (42mm)
Resolutions272 x 340 (38mm)
312 x 390 (42mm)
Brightness1000 cd/m2
Pixel Density326 ppi

Input

Input MethodDigital Crown
Multi-Touch
Force Touch
Digital Touch
Side Button

Sensors

SensorsAmbient light sensor
Heart rate sensor
Accelerometer
Barometric altimeter
Gyroscope
Tactile FeedbackTaptic Engine

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Networks*LTE and UMTS
SIM Slot*None – Built-in Apple SIM (eSIM)
NFCNFC for Apple Pay
LocationGPS
GLONASS
QZSS
Galileo
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
Audio In1 – Microphone
Audio Out1 – Speaker
*GPS + Cellular version only

Software

Original OSwatchOS 4.0
Maximum OSwatchOS 7.1
System RequirementsiPhone 5s or later (GPS)
iPhone 6 or later (GPS + Cellular)
Intelligent AssistantSiri

Power

BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Battery Capacity279 mAh (38 mm)
352 mAh (42 mm)
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours
PowerApple 5 W or 12 W Power adapter

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