Apple - Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), 42mm Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band - Gold Aluminum (Unlocked)

Answer a call from your surfboard. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream your favorite songs on your run.¹ And do it all while leaving your phone behind. Introducing Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. Now you have the freedom to go with just your watch.
$429.00

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Overview

What's Included


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

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (917 out of 947)

Features


Cellular keeps you connected with just your watch²

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

New dual-core processor for faster app performance³

Ultimate sports watch and intelligent activity tracker

Swimproof so you're always ready for the pool or ocean⁴

Aluminum or stainless steel case

watchOS 4 is even more intuitive and intelligent

Check apple.com/watch/cellular for participating wireless carriers and eligibility. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later.

¹Apple Music requires a subscription.

²Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not available with all service providers. Roaming is not available outside your provider network coverage area.

Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details.

³Compared with the previous generation.

⁴ISO 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
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.1

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never been so disappointed by a product like ths

    Posted
    Jazzmonger
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First off I am a technologist I always have been. In fact, I was a devoted in diehard PC user for over 25 years. I recently had a stroke and therefore I converted entirely Macintosh products ( iPhone, iMac, and a Mac Pro) and because of my inability to use my left arm and hand. The Apple platform is simply just superior when you want things to just work.Therefore I was very excited to get an Apple cellular Watch. The prospect of not having to carry around my iPhone Is very attractive. I have never been more disappointed in a product like this than I can ever remember. For the purposes of this review, Let’s just forget about the 3 hours and a trip to the ATT store it took to get it working. Honestly you would think that by now a company like Att would figure this stuff out. Not so....wow.... The Apple marketing materials would lead you to believe that you can run most IOS apps on this watch. While technically this is true, real life practice is entirely a different story. For example, I use Pandora and Sound Cloud. I am not in Apple Music user. Both of these apps require your iPhone to be near the watch (Bluetooth distance) to use them and do not work by themselves on the watch. Apple requires you to use their music player and their music platform. Period. I am not a fan of this platform for many reasons. The user forums on various sites are filled with literally thousands of complaints about this bullsh... Buyer beware.... While I might be able to get past this severe limitation, what I cannot get past is that I am unable to sync my iwatch 3 with my brand new Ford car. If you really dig deeper, youll discover that the watch is only able to pair with an iPhone. Period. You Cannot even pair it with an iPad or Amazon Alexa or any other device for that matter. This oversight on apple’s part is unforgivable. Talk about a bait and switch. Bluetooth is the most universal connectivity on the planet at this point. To not be able to pair the watch with the Bluetooth in my car or my iPad or any other device is absolutely insane. Needless to say, I will be returning this product tomorrow for a full refund. Perhaps in a year or two Apple will get with the program and open the platform and make the iwatch 3 actually usable. Until then my suggestion is to look elsewhere to other products that are MUCH less expensive and perform the same and more functions. What a total waste of my valuable time.... Severely disappointed, Jeff

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect Smartwatch

    Posted
    mikepas
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'll admit that when the whole smartwatch craze started I didn't think I'd ever want of need one. Then I had the Gear S2 when it first came out and I was still on Android. Well, I've had the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE for just over a week now and this is the smartwatch I've been waiting for. My only real complaints about this device are the included sports band is rather uncomfortable and a pain to use and I wish the built in speaker was a bit louder. That's the only cons I have for the device. The band I replaced with a nice leather one found elsewhere without the Apple Tax and I've learned to live with the speaker. The watch is very responsive and the included LTE capabilities worked as advertised. I do hope Apple will open up the API's to allow third party streaming music services to stream via LTE as I am not a huge fan of Apple Music. Add Google All Access and I'm in heaven. Siri has been way more helpful on the watch than it ever has been on the iPhone. Notifications are handled well and replying to messages is a piece of cake. You really can't go wrong with the Series 3 Apple Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was worth upgrading from my Series 1

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

    Ive had this for almost a week now and I was apprehensive about upgrading from my series 1. I had the stainless steel 42mm model and was happy with it overall. The biggest complaint I had about it was how long it took to boot up. I figured I'd give this one a try knowing I could return it if I wasn't impressed. I definitely have no intentions on returning it. This watch boots up much faster than my series 1, the battery life seems to last longer through the day as long as I'm connected to my phone. If I leave my phone, I notice a pretty quick drop in battery life. I am looking forward to being apple to play Apple music when that feature becomes available next month. I'm not an avid runner, but building myself up to a mini-marathon so the music, health and exercise apps are a definite plus for me. This version may not be for everyone, but the speed and options this thing brings makes it a worthwhile upgrade for me. Now I just need to find someone to buy my Series 1 stainless steel. I would definitely recommend this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good watch upgrade

    Posted
    yum69
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I pre-ordered this the day it was announced. I was supposed to order this thru apple but it will take a month for them to arrive. It’s nice that best buy can also pre-order and pick up on release date. Got the gold color and I must say it is gorgeous. I had the series 1&2 in gold and to compare , the color is in between a rosegold and a gold. The cellular was easy to activate upon setting up your apple watch. But since the apple music streaming is not yet available i cant really tell the difference of the cellular version and none cellular.. to me its identical since you also need to connect your watch thru bluetooth. I compared the screen of my series 2 to this and noticed that the series 2 had somewhat a brighter screen, im not sure why maybe because the cellular version of this has the antenna embedded in the screen? I recommend getting the 42mm if you have the extra cash the screen size is way better than the smaller one..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd own an apple watch

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

    My husband decided I should have the series 3 that has cellular service. That way I'd have my phone on me at all times...no more missed calls, etc. Although I might need my glasses to see it more clearly at times, I have grown to love my watch.I probably don't use all the neat things it can do, but my main thing was the phone. And I can walk around and keep baking or doing laundry etc, while talking on my watch...and I don't have to hold it up to my mouth either. I love that I can answer a text with the microphone and my words simply turn into a typed message. I also tried the activity app...just for fun....but I find myself looking at it all the time. Now I have proof that just a walk in the woods really is exercise!!! I really love my apple series 3 with cellular, and I would definitely recommend it...especially if you tend to leave your phone somewhere and miss calls and such. Oh, if you get the cellular option, just be aware that you can use it just while connected to bluetooth, but if you want to use it on cellular while away from your bluetooth devices, you will need to add your watch to your current cellular plan...mine was $10/mo with verizon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

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

    The biggest factor that convinced me to finally purchase the watch was the fact that it had cellular capability. Keep in mind that if you purchase the watch and actually want to use the cellular feature, you will need to shell out the extra $10 a month and add the watch to your phone plan. Personally, the monthly fee is worth it to me based on how I use my watch, but I know that it isn’t for everyone. One of the biggest things I was worried wouldn’t be too great before I actually purchased the watch was the battery. But I’ve actually been really surprised, as the battery lasts a lot longer for me than I initially thought it would. With a full charge, it would last me about two full days of just regular daily activity. I’ve also experienced a much longer talk time on a call from the watch than what Apple has originally claimed, which is something else I’ve definitely appreciated. However, I believe any actual battery life also depends on how many other tasks the watch is juggling at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Watch has Neat Features

    Posted
    MattPeek

    The watch is really cool I love the sleekness of the whole screen and how bright and new it is. The band is really soft and easy to maneuver I love the way it has a grip and the way it fits around the wrist. The green light doesn’t actually tell when you are really exercising that is one con it has. The light also makes a mark on my skin like it burned my skin some. I hate one factor that when it needs to update it has to be through the phone. Photos to show up in the background is also connected through the phone also. To download music, you have to also put it through the phone, but it only downloads a certain amount. The whole watch is great in itself its big enough to read the text and the notifications it gives out. It is really cool how you can also answer phone calls on it and talk to Siri through the watch. The buzzing of the watch when you have the GPS on is really helpful to let you know it’s time to turn O��T��As��n

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I Waited for Cellular!

    Posted
    Boyd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is my first Apple Watch. I always knew they would eventually offer the watch with cellular, so I waited. It took an hour on the phone with my phone carrier to finally get it set up. However, they’ve been out long enough that most reps are able to trouble-shoot and figure it out. I love this watch because I don’t have to carry my phone around at work no matter where I am on campus. Like anything, the watch takes some getting used to. The younger generation is happy to answer any questions I have, and there’s tons of information available online. The only thing I dislike about the watch is the red dot on the side. I guess Apple wanted their customers to be able to distinguish one watch from another with the glance of an eye. If you’re willing to drop $500 and think you’d use the cellular option, then get this watch. You’ll be glad you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

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