Apple Watch Series 3 Review, Specification & Price in Nigeria
Just see how much you can move, exercise, and stand, So you can do it all. As it’s still a great smart watch and it’s even more affordable now, in the present market space.
Apple Watch Series 3 is a third generation range of smart watches by Apple and arguably the one to beat on the market.
With this wearable, you supposedly can afford to leave your mobile phone at home with optional support for 4G LTE connectivity.
Apple Watch Series 3 Key Specification
- 1.65-inch AMOLED Touch Display, 390 x 312 pixels, 1000 nits
- Sapphire crystal glass or Ion-X strengthened glass
- Apple S3 dual-core Chipset with 768MB RAM
- watchOS 4.0
- Waterproof up to 50 metres
- 8GB or 16GB Built-in Storage
- Mp3 Player and Photo Viewer
- Optional 4G LTE
- up to 18 hours use time
- 279 mAh Li-ion Battery
Design & Display
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in a variety of finishes, including gold, silver and grey. Its body is built on aluminium or stainless steel with ceramic back.
There are also more expensive, special edition models featuring ceramic in their design. As you’d expect, the watch is water-resistant and can survive up to a depth of 50 meters.
You can get the wearable in 38mm and 42mm sizes. The OLED display still has a resolution of either 272 x 340 pixels or 312 x 390 pixels.
This boasts double the brightness of Apple Watch Series 1 at 1,000 nits.
The touchscreen features ‘Ion-X strengthened glass,’ which means this one won’t break easily. Apple Watch Series 3 still supports Force Touch tech.
Siri, messages and calls from the watch work really well (the watch audio quality seems improved) and the calling experience isn’t much different than if you used the watch to call with your iPhone.
While you can use the watch itself to call, things are far better when teamed with a pair of AirPods (they sync automatically if everything is connected via a single Apple ID) or another Bluetooth headset you’re using for music – say when you’re on a run.
The Series 3 comes in 38mm and 42mm sizes, which changed to 40mm and 44mm through the Series 4.
That means that the Series 3 is the last Apple smart watch you can buy in the smallest size, which may be a draw for those with smaller wrists.
We had the 42mm model to live with, and it’s still a lovely, comfortable fit. There are no wearability issues, and it’s always been an extremely comfortable smart watch.
The cellular connectivity kicks in when the watch is no longer connected to your phone – in other words, you leave your phone somewhere and walk out of range.
The signal strength is shown on your Apple Watch Control Centre (swipe up), which also shows you if you’re connected your phone or a Wi-Fi network.
There’s also a new watch face, Explorer, that shows the signal strength in the middle of the dial.
Apple quotes 18 hours, and you can probably hit that easily enough with moderate use, but, when you start hammering the LTE, you’ll notice a faster drain.
Calling is especially battery intensive, and you’ll only get an hour of talk time when using the Watch as a standalone phone; up to three if it’s paired to the iPhone.
So this isn’t meant for those long catch up calls with your Auntie Adora, more just a few minutes here and there.
In terms of running tracking, we’d hesitate to guarantee four hours of GPS without using power saving modes.
Apple Watch Series 3 Price in Nigeria
Apple Watch Series 3 price in Nigeria is expected to be on sale for (NGN) 125,000 Naira up to (NGN) 175,000 Naira.
The watch is slightly thicker than the Series 2 — about two sheets of paper thicker, Apple says — but not noticeably so. The 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 is the only LTE smart watch that looks good on my wrist.
The Series 3 also comes in a larger, 42mm size for people with larger wrists.
Like its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 3 is also available in Nike and Hermes versions, while the Apple Watch Edition also has a new grey ceramic finish in addition to the existing white version.
Apple has, once again, decided to extend the life of the non-waterproof Series 1 as a budget option.