Apple Watch Series 3
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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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Overview

IntroducedSeptember 12, 2017
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2017
DiscontinuedSeptember 12, 2018 (Hermes and Ceramic Edition)
September 15, 2020 (Nike+ and Cellular 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)
Generation3rd
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 Grams (38 mm)

1.14 – 1.86 oz. – 32 – 52 Grams (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)
PredecessorApple Watch Series 2
SuccessorApple Watch Series 4

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 OSLatest release of watchOS
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

Q&A

When Apple Watch Series 3 has been introduced?

The Apple Watch Series 3 has been introduced on September 12, 2017.

When Apple Watch Series 3 has been released?

The Apple Watch Series 3 has been released on September 22, 2017.

When Apple Watch Series 3 has been discontinued?

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+.

What is the original price of the Apple Watch Series 3?

The original price of the Apple Watch Series 3 started at $329.

What is the screen size of the Apple Watch Series 3?

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.

What is the processor in the Apple Watch Series 3?

The Apple Watch Series 3 feature a dual-core 32-bit Apple S3 chip.

What is the RAM in the Apple Watch Series 3?

The Apple Watch Series 3 features 768 MB of RAM.

How much storage does the Apple Watch Series 3 have?

The Apple Watch Series 3 features 8 GB or 16 GB of storage.

Is the Apple Watch Series 3 waterproof?

No is not. The Apple Watch Series 3 is water-resistance up to 50 meters under the water.

What colors are the Apple Watch Series 3 coming in?

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.

How long does the Apple Watch Series 3 battery last?

The battery in the Apple Watch Series 3 lasts for up to 18 hours of use.

What watchOS version was installed on the Apple Watch Series 3?

The Apple Watch Series 3 was shipped with watchOS 4.0.

What is the latest version of watchOS available for the Apple Watch Series 3?

The Apple Watch Series 3 can be updated to the latest version of watchOS.

Additional sources

Apple Watch Series 3 – Technical Specifications

Wikipedia Apple Watch

Tom’s guide Apple Watch Series 3 review

Pocket-lint Apple Watch Series 3 review

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