Apple - Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Gray Sport Band - Space Gray Aluminum

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Measure your workouts, from running and cycling to new high-intensity interval training. Track and share your daily activity, and get the motivation you need to hit your goals. Better manage everyday stress and monitor your heart rate more effectively. Automatically sync your favorite playlists. And stay connected to the people and info you care about most.
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Color:
Space Gray Aluminum

Overview

What's Included


  • Space Gray Aluminum Case
  • Sport Band
  • 1m Magnetic Charging Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2727 out of 2765)

Features


GPS and a barometric altimeter track how far and high you go

New dual-core processor for faster app performance¹

Ultimate sports watch and intelligent activity tracker

Swimproof so you’re always ready for the pool or ocean²

Aluminum case

watchOS 4 is even more intuitive and intelligent

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 11 or later.

¹Compared with the previous generation.

²ISO standard 22810:2010. Appropriate for shallow-water activities like swimming. Submersion below shallow depth and high-velocity water activities not recommended.


Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Rios88

    The Apple Watch series 3 is one of the best gifts I ever received. I got it for Christmas. Personally, I like getting gifts that are useful and I can use all the time, and the Apple Watch was the perfect gift. I got the 38mm space grey, with a dark grey band and with only the GPS. The reason I went for this was because I liked how 38mm fit rather than the 42mm because the 38mm looked simpler on the wrist. Also, the same reason I went for the color scheme space grey and dark grey band because it was just simple. I went for the GPS only version because I don't think I really needed the cellular version because I always have my phone with me. It is a great option to have so maybe, I might upgrade in the future. Before receiving the Apple Watch, I never owned or really wore a watch frequently. But on special occasions, I would use my brothers for that night. I was debating if I would get up every morning and put it on right away. Since I have had for about 2 months, that exactly what I have been doing. It's on my wrist since the moment I wake up to the time I go to sleep. The Apple Watch is very useful since I am into fitness and staying healthy. There are plenty of apps for the Apple Watch for fitness and health. When I go to work out, I can just leave my phone in the car and have my workout plan in my watch. There are pretty cool weather apps, games for when your waiting in line for something and your bored, and easy calculators to use to tip. One thing that I notice is the apps open really quick. There is nice features already installed, like, telling you to stand up for a minute or to just breath. When you misplace your phone, you can ping it from the watch and your phone will ring. I still haven't had use of the waterproof feature but it's a nice thing to have in case of an emergency. One really cool feature is the screen saver or the "Watch Face" for the apple watch. The default watch faces are photos, time-lapse, and animations. You can also have whatever photo you want that you find online or have in your photo album on your phone. Once you have found a screen saver you can choose what you see, for example, you can have showing the time, date, battery percentage, and the weather, or you can just have the date and time. The best feature for me is the battery life. The Apple Watch will last for a little more than two days, and it takes very little to fully charge. When you receive a notification from a sports app or a message it pops up just as it would from your phone. When you do receive a message, there is no key board to reply, you just speak what you have to say and it will send it. But in order to send and receive phone calls or messages you have to have your phone near you or you can upgrade to the cellular version, and send and receive phone calls whenever. You can put it on silent when you are in class or business meeting. You can control your music using Bluetooth. The Apple Watch has lots of cool little features and apps. To sum this up, during the little time I have had the Apple Watch, I have no negative feedback and I really enjoyed have it on my wrist every minute of the day. It is a device the looks very simple from the outside but it is very complex and detailed in the inside. I would recommend this product to anyone who enjoys technology or is into health and fitness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happier Than Expected

    Posted
    Ella
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased an open box watch which I thought I would never do but so far, I haven't had any problems with the open box and even though it wasn't a huge savings, it was enough to cause me to get the 3 series instead of the 2. I bought this watch to replace a broken fitbit and I am so glad I did because it so perfectly pairs with my mac air, iphone 7 and ipad I own. I was surprised by friends that say they don't use many of the features on the watch because I am 60 (supposedly older people don't understand tech stuff) and I use so many features on this watch. I recommend you go online, download the instruction manual (over 300 pages) use the table of contents to skim what you don't think you'll need and read the parts you might use. In addition to all of the sport tracking features I love the little things, I can ping my phone (which I am always losing), it automatically opens my mac air, I can silent my phone without taking it out of my purse, I can see who is calling me and send a short response without taking my phone out of my purse, I can set up my clock face to my specifications so that I can see the time without my reading glasses or know what time it is in Dublin where my son lives. I can quickly make it waterproof before I wash dishes or bath the dog and if I want I can wear it when I swim laps at the YMCA but I haven't tried that yet. I guess you can tell I love this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Watch

    Posted
    October2827

    I had just purchased the series 2 when this one launched. Decided to return it and purchase the new series. I was still within the return window and the cost was only $30 more so I figured why not. I am very happy with my watch. I am really enjoy the convenience of being able to check my messages and track my workout while I'm on my bike without pulling my phone out of my bag. It serves me well at work when I don't want to miss an important phone call or message and can not have my phone within reach. The breathe function is great. It reminds me to take a moment and relax. I am a busy mom and also an anxiety sufferer. Sometimes you just need that reminder. The activity app is also motivating and reminds you to stand up during the day. I did not purchase the LTE version as I am one of those people that can't go anywhere without my phone so I did not see the point in my case. I do notice it is a bit faster and has more seamless transitions between apps than the series 2. However, I would have been equally as happy with the series 2. This might sound silly but the dark grey band option in the series 3 was a selling point for me. I really wanted a dark grey band that already came with the watch vs. buying an extra one. I'm a one band kind of gal and prefer one neutral band and did not want black. I think it is well worth the money. People spend the same amount of money (or more) on other brand name watches that do not do half as much. It is all personal preference and whether or not it is functional for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of gear

    Posted
    AquaDog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this as a present for the wife who is not a fan of new technology but now loves this watch. I initially set it up for her with ease. Just followed the prompts and copied apps from iphone X to the watch in minutes. The watch has sooooo many features and apps that all work seamlessly and quick on such a small screen. After talking with her friends who have the same watch and sharing tips/tricks, the wife LOVES the watch. With so many cool apps (heart monitor, fitness tracker, email, text, phone...) She is leaps and bounds ahead of what I can help her with now. Saying good things about the ease of use for even a new iphone watch user. The battery life is great around the house, outdoor fitness and running around town. The 18 hour battery life does hold true with minimal usage and playing around on the phone. I will say that the first day she took it to work (in a concrete building) that her watch died after 7 hours. Caused a little "speed bump" in her enjoyment of the watch but after searching for tips on battery life consumption, she adjusted a lot of the information being pulled to the watch continuously and the next day left work with 75% still available. The construction of the watch is what I would expect from Apple. I will say that you need to make sure the band is "locked" into position. She must not have checked it after swapping bands and realized it wasn't locked into position. Seems silly but the band did look like it was installed correctly until she felt it slide while on her wrist, and realized it wasn't locked. Overall, she is loving the watch and all of the features to include the cell phone service that works wonderful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Huge disappoint

    Posted
    Mayday26
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am so disappointed. I purchased an Apple Watch 3 with cellular. I had owned an Apple Watch 1 and loved it and so I was excited about upgrading my product. After having the watch for about three months I started having problems. The Apple watch white logo go would appear. So I would reset the watch. I had to do this twice. Then one morning I started noticing cracks along the side. I took it to the Apple store and explained my situation. He told me that he could send it for repair but that I should be prepared for them to claim that I damaged it. I did nothing to it. I was always careful. I never even got it wet, even though Apple claims you can. I only owned a his for three months. I just received back my product with a letter claiming it can’t be repaired. So Apple no longer stands behind their products? And I’m out $350 after three months with nothing to show for it...that’s bogus!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch Series 3

    Posted
    Dmskesco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I’ve had an Apple watch since they were first released. I love mine. My wife was having heart palpitations and I put my watch on her and turned on the heartbeat app and it read 214bpm. I thought it was wrong so I put it on my arm and it was 65bpm. Put it back on her and it was 220bpm. I said we are going to MedExpress to play it safe. They did a quick EKG and then called an ambulance. They said she was having a heart attack. 54 years old and as fit as a 20 year old. We didn’t think she did have a heart attack and after many test it turned out to be an electrical issue. While she was hooked up to the machines I would watch her heart rate. I put the Apple Watch on her to see how accurate it was. To my amazement and the nurses too it was spot on. Needless to say after she left the hospital I ran to Best Buy to purchase her the new series 3 watch. So many apps that track your heart rate. I would definitely recommend this watch if you have any health issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let it go and if it comes back it was meant to be.

    Posted
    BRad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had a Series 1. Two years ago I was in the market for a fitness tracker. I discovered a “This must be a mistake sale” and bought my Series 1 for $150. That was cheaper than the Fitbit I was looking at and I figured if I was not happy with it as a fitness tracker and I 30 days to return it. I quickly learned that I was keeping this device. It worked very well in and outside of the gym. It was very comfortable for running as well as lifting and doing CrossFit(ish) workouts. It even took some series knocks on weights, racks and rocks without sustaining any cosmetic damage (no screen protector but I did have a rubber case). Fast forward a year and I began running Obstacle Course Races (OCRs). Because the series 1 was not water resistant and is a smart watch and not a rugged fitness tracker I began shopping form something more conducive to OCR treatment. I eventually settled on a Fitness Tracker that was the exact same prior, two weeks prior to the release of the Series 3. Although this device was rugged and reliable and wonderful to workout with, I defiantly missed my Apple Watch (had traded in series 1 for the new fitness tracker). I missed the smart features that. I missed the ease of use both of the device as well as the app on my iPhone. I returned my new device and purchased the Series 3. Although I still lack the confidence an AW would hold up in a Spartan Race or other OCR, I love having my AW back. And because this device has built in GPS and is water resistant I feel that it is an even better bridge between my series 1 and the more rugged fitness trackers available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gold replaced Rose Gold for Series 3. Great change

    Posted
    TheHeroGothamDeserves
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Apple discontinued "Rose Gold" for Series 3 watches. But they changed the "Gold" color from the Series 2. My wife and I both like the new Series 3 Gold. It's somewhere between Gold and Rose Gold. And the wristband is a better Pink. The actual watch is, of course, awesome! She got the one without Cellular (with Cellular you will have to pay $10/mo to your cell phone provider for the watch). You will get all the same features on the regular Series 3 watch that the Cellular one has. The only difference is that Cellular will let you leave your phone at home or in the car and you will still be able to receive calls and texts on your watch. But most people don't need that.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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