Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a smartwatch that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2017 as part of the Apple Watch series. The Watch Series 3 has been introduced on September 12, 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 Apple 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 September 12, 2018, has been discontinued entire Hermes and Ceramic edition of Apple Warch Series 3 was 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 the Apple Watch Series 5 on September 10, 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 September 15, 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 watches such as Nike+, Aluminum, and Cellular options has been discontinued.
Today Apple Watch Series 3 is 4 years old!
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Apple Watch Series 3 – General information
|Introduced||September 12, 2017|
|Released||September 22, 2017|
|Discontinued||September 12, 2018 (Hermes and Ceramic Edition)|
September 15, 2020 (Nike+ and Cellular options)
|Model Identifier||Watch3,3 (38 mm GPS)|
Watch3,4 (42 mm GPS)
Watch3,1 (38 mm GPS + Cellular)
Watch3,2 (42 mm GPS + Cellular)
|Model Number||A1858 (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)
|EMC||3165 (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 Number||38 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)
|Colors||Aluminum (Silver, Space Gray, Gold)|
Space Black Stainless Steel
|Weight||0.94 – 1.49 oz. – 26 – 42 Grams (38 mm)|
1.14 – 1.86 oz. – 32 – 52 Grams (42 mm)
|Dimensions||1.52 – 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)
|Predecessor||Apple Watch Series 2|
|Successor||Apple Watch Series 4|
|Number of Cores||2|
|Memory||768 MB RAM|
|Storage||8 GB (GPS)|
16 GB (GPS + Cellular)
|Display Materials||Ion-X glass (Aluminum)|
Sapphire crystal (Stainless Steel and Ceramic)
|Display||1.5″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (38 mm)|
1.65″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (42 mm)
|Display Size||563 mm2 (38mm)|
740 mm2 (42mm)
|Resolutions||272 x 340 (38mm)|
312 x 390 (42mm)
|Pixel Density||326 ppi|
|Input Method||Digital Crown|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor|
Heart rate sensor
|Tactile Feedback||Taptic Engine|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz|
|Networks*||LTE and UMTS|
|SIM Slot*||None – Built-in Apple SIM (eSIM)|
|NFC||NFC for Apple Pay|
|Audio In||1 – Microphone|
|Audio Out||1 – Speaker|
|Original OS||watchOS 4.0|
|Maximum OS||Latest release of watchOS|
|System Requirements||iPhone 5s or later (GPS)|
iPhone 6 or later (GPS + Cellular)
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer|
|Battery Capacity||279 mAh (38 mm)|
352 mAh (42 mm)
|Battery Life||Up to 18 hours|
|Power||Apple 5 W or 12 W Power adapter|
The Apple Watch Series 3 has been introduced on September 12, 2017.
The Apple Watch Series 3 has been released on September 22, 2017.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is not entirely discontinued. At the moment it’s available to buy in 38 mm and 42 mm options only in GPS configuration. Apple decided to discontinue selling Watch Series 3 Hermes and Ceramic Edition on September 12, 2018. On September 15, 2020, has been discontinued Cellular versions and Nike+.
The original price of the Apple Watch Series 3 started at $329.
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two sizes 38 mm and 42 mm. The 38 mm Apple Watch features a 1.5″ OLED Retina display with a resolution of 272 x 340 pixels. The 42 mm Apple Watch features a 1.65″ OLED Retina display with a resolution of 312 x 390 pixels.
The Apple Watch Series 3 feature a dual-core 32-bit Apple S3 chip.
The Apple Watch Series 3 features 768 MB of RAM.
The Apple Watch Series 3 features 8 GB or 16 GB of storage.
No is not. The Apple Watch Series 3 is water-resistance up to 50 meters under the water.
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in 7 different finishes including Aluminum (Silver, Space Gray, Gold), Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel, White Ceramic, and Gray Ceramic.
The battery in the Apple Watch Series 3 lasts for up to 18 hours of use.
The Apple Watch Series 3 was shipped with watchOS 4.0.
The Apple Watch Series 3 can be updated to the latest version of watchOS.