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

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.
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    Gold Aluminum - Sport Band - Pink Sand
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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:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1441 out of 1484)

    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.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1484 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Most comfortable watch

      Posted
      vbmbardo

      I've tried dozens of smart watches and even regular watches before smart watches existed. I've never before encountered a band that was simultaneously so easy to put on and remove, and so comfortable while wearing it. It doesn't chafe my skin, cause itching/peeling, or have problems with fitting either too loose or too tight like nearly every other watch does. It also doesn't pull my arm hairs (I am a man and my forearms are hairy) like most other watch bands do. Even if all it did was keep time, this would be worth 5 stars on its own. But it turns out that the Apple Watch is useful for far more than keeping time. I have the cellular model, so I always have an emergency phone call on my wrist, even if I lose my phone. It even gives me an extra sense of security, because if someone manages to steal my phone or attempt to rob me, if I manage to get away from them before they take my watch, I can call emergency services while I'm fleeing. At minimum it will cause them to dispatch a police car as they will be able to geolocate the watch using GPS and know exactly where I am. It will also alert my emergency contact that I set up on my iPhone. So far it gets so many points for being a security device of sorts as well as keeping time very comfortably. But I also get email and SMS notifications to my watch, and when I turn on "prominent notifications", the alerts I choose to have on are powerful enough to wake me from sleep. So people can wake me up with a text instead of actually calling me. This is great for taking a quick nap mid-day (off the clock, of course) while employed -- if someone needs me, they can send me an email and I'll wake up and read it, and I won't be out of pocket for any amount of time. It's also a very smart watch for buying gas, convenient entry to movie theaters, tracking my physical activity with Weight Watchers, and so many things I discover every day. Out of all the Apple products I've ever owned, I actually believe that my Watch Series 3 is the most useful one by a significant margin. And that's saying something, because I really do love my iPhone. It's really a bit funny to me that the smaller my Apple devices get, the more integral they are to my life. I can live without my Macbook, no problem. I don't use my Apple TV too terribly often, either. My iPad's usage is very situational. I'm never without my iPhone, but it's still a bit less convenient to whip out my phone for many things that I can just do on my watch, including taking phone calls and responding to SMS. I also tried the competition - the Samsung Gear S3 - and wasn't impressed. The Apple Watch is way more comfortable to wear and has more integration with apps and services I use. I would give this watch 10 stars if I could - I've never consistently gotten more value out of a product before than I do with my Apple Watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent for fitness, motivation. Usable. Sleek.

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

      I’ve always been on the fence about whether or not to buy an Apple Watch. But when the Series 3 GPS + Cellular went on Deal of the Day, I jumped on it and thought this must be the time. I didn’t really know much about the watch or what all it can help you do, but I already enjoy many Apple products and knew it would be intuitive and just work. Only hours after getting home with it I liked it more and more and knew it was money well spent for me. I’ve always liked to track my fitness using apps on my phone and this is likely going to be the biggest point for me. I don’t even plan on adding a cellular plan at this time but with the built in GPS and activity tracking I really don’t need my phone and apps to track using cellular. I enjoy the motivation it brings by pushing you to “close your rings”. Meaning you are supposed to move around to be healthier. You can set your MOVE calorie goal, the EXERCISE goal for which the watch tracks your exercise or brisk movement that gets your heart rate to increase using the built in heart rate monitor, and the STAND ring that reminds you to get up and move around for a minute. For desk workers it is just too easy to get involved in a project at our desk and not get up so this will remind you. I really like the customization of the watch too. By being able to setup different faces and complications and easily switch among them. I might have one for use during the day and then swipe over to another that gives me more of a quick glance af metrics during workouts. Or you might like to see reminders or calendar events, or likely many other complications depending on apps you might already use on your iPhone. There are many. Just look at the apps you already use and review their Apple Watch functions in the App Store. Oh. It also tells the time. Aside from its usability, it looks great too. I really like the sophisticated look of the space gray and can be paired up with a stainless or leather band to dress it up, or it is just as well with the sport band. I actually got the last one at the store with a dark gray band rather than black and I really like it. If you’re not sure about getting an Apple Watch I would tell you to just get it. Especially if any of the Series 3 are on sale. I think you’ll really like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worse product I've had from Apple

      Posted
      jm75
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've had every Apple product since the second Ipod (2003?), including Macs, at least 1 of each Iphone models, 5 Ipads, and none of them broke. I resisted to buy an Apple Watch because i was skeptical of its benefits. When i finally decide to buy one, i confirmed it is LESS than a nice to have and incredibly fragile. After two months the FIRST time it falls (from a night table) it breaks in pieces. Bad quality, for a product that is really just a control remote of your Iphone. Despite buying the watch with LTE service (and paying for it a monthly fee), I couldn't even stream music on it. You need to pay ANOTHER subscription for Apple Music because this watch doesn't support Spotify. So you end up buying a +400-500 dollar watch, paying 20 dollars a month for Cel and Music service, ... Also, calls sometimes come to the watch, sometimes just to the phone. AND, you need to get Apple Care because this watch is going to break every other month ($49 of Apple Care plus $69 for every time the screen breaks). If you don't get Apple Care (like i did, since i've never broke any Apple product), to replace it or fix it they will charge you $289. And trust me, it will break more sooner than later. This is a total rip-off. I decided not getting a new one, take the loss and not put more good money into bad money.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      It tells time too!

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

      I was always on the fence about getting an Apple Watch. But when these went on deal of the day I mentioned it to my wife and she said she wanted one too. So we ran down to Best Buy and bought them. She liked the silver and I liked the space gray. I didn’t really know much about the watch but we already have several Apple products so I knew it would be intuitive and just work. And that it is. As we got home with them and dug into it I like it more and more and knew it was money well spent for us. We already like to track our fitness using apps on our phone but the watch makes it easier and also adds the motivation and competition with friends and family to “close your rings”. Meaning you are supposed to move around to be healthier. You can set your MOVE calorie goal, the EXERCISE goal for which the watch tracks your exercise or brisk movement that gets your heart rate to increase using the built in heart rate monitor, and the STAND ring that reminds you to get up and move around for a minute. For desk workers it is just too easy to get involved in a project at our desk and not get up so this will remind you. After learning of all the things we could do my wife jokingly texted me, “it tells time too!”. There’s a lot of customization you can do with the faces and complications using built in apps or apps you might already use that have an Apple Watch function. And even get different bands to change your style. If you’re not sure about getting one I would say just get it. I think you’ll be glad you did.

      I would 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

      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

      Was worth upgrading from my Series 1

      Posted
      Chris
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      • 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

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

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