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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 9496 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch, better than expected.

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    AppleWatchNewbie
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    Wasn’t exactly sure what I needed it for, but am really glad I got it. My wife was pushing me to get it just so I would get her calls because I wasn’t hearing/feeling them when my phone was on silent in my pocket. Besides that, I like the ability to track our nightly walks with the dog to see how far we’ve gone and the number of steps. Reading texts without having to look at my phone is awesome too. I’m sure I haven’t even scratched the surface of its capabilities but well worth the price I paid, which was on sale. Ordered on my phone and picked up at the store about an hour later Memorial Day weekend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!!

    Posted
    Brian
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    This is my third Apple Watch and it is by far the best one of the bunch. I chose the GPS only version since I do not want the ability to make calls and use data on the watch only. I have used it to take calls and I find that it works great for that, I can hear just fine and the callers say they can hear me. I use it most to track fitness, but I also get notifications and have used it to return texts. I have always gotten a full day out of the battery, I usually stick it on the charger at about half charge. All in all, I would definitely buy another Series 3 if this one broke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Soilman
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    This version of the watch should have been the first one. Battery life is livable since I charge it every night anyway, but now I can workout, run and survive the rest of the day without needing to put it on a charger. This is a vast improvement over the series 1 I had. Not sure it's worth the extra money to buy the cellular version, in addition to the additional cost for nothing the cellular provider charges, but that is a personal choice. I kind of like being disconnected from interruptions when running, working out or being away from my phone so no biggie for this person. The next big issue is to extend battery life where you don't have to charge it everyday, that hopefully will come in the next hardware update. I hope..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Apple watch 3

    Posted
    Waseem
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    Hello, i bought an apple watch 3 open box which was listed as excellent condition with no scratches and faults etc. I got the watch and was traveling back to my country the next day (I dont live in U.S, frequently visit as a tourist), Anyway turns out that the watch has a scratch on its face, which isn't noticeable but its still there. There is also some sort of touch screen problem with the watch since it delays and becomes static sometimes. Overall it was a bad experience. Too bad, I am not in US anymore so cant even return the watch and claim my money back. I would recommend to buy pin packed products from best buy or if someone really has to get an open box type of product then they should buy directly from manufacturer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a smart watch

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    IamMe
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    When i purchased the Gear s3 a year ago i took it back because it really didn't do all that much compared to what I thought the apple watch did. Now that I am back on an iphone it thought i would give the apple watch a try and honestly it doesn't do all that much either. The basic novelty of these devices is you can get your notifications on your wrist beyond that everything else they market seems to me to just be gimmicks. I didn't feel that the activity tracking was all that accurate compared to my Garmin forerunner so I ultimately returned the apple watch also. I will say that my wife loves her apple watch and If i just wanted notifications on my wrist and a cool looking watch I would be apple watch all the way. It did its job really well, just wasn't worth it for me right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never Thought I'd Want One

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    Derek9Nine
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    When the Apple Watch was introduced so many years ago I laughed and thought I had no use for one. Fastforward to now and I was in the market for a fitness tracker device. After looking at the other things on the market, I decided to go with the Apple Watch. The price was good and it would pair nicely with my phone and computer. It turns out the watch is awesome and it looks great too. From heart rate to workout tracking and then having competitions with my wife. It is great. Not to mention the text messages and other notifications popping up on my wrist. I'm not sure how I functioned without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's no Series 4, but still great!

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    danzrboy77
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    I was debating the Series 4, but when this was on a BF deal and nearly $200 less than the 4 equivalent, I had to! If you are on the fence, the 3 will do you just fine. If $ is not your concern, I would say get the 4 instead. It is far more intuitive than I expected. I have had a fitbit in the past and wanted that ease of access to info. After a short learning period, I have found the ease of the same info on the apple watch to be refreshing. The cons have to be battery life. I keep mine on airplane mode most of the time and get about 3 days out of a charge -so not terrible. For most people however, expect to be charging this daily. The quality and durability are also above the Fitbits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Husband loves it!

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    Mrscarr42
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    My husband is super into new technology but doesn’t wear jewelry other then his wedding ring. So I was a little skeptical about buying this but he had mentioned he wanted to start working out more and I though this might be an awesome gift to help him along the way. He absolutely love his watch! He wears it every day and it has a lot of fun features. We didn’t get the one with celluar because we never go any where without our phone so it didn’t seem reasonable to pay more for that. The features he loves is that you can answer calls if you can’t find your phone near you. It also has a button where you can make you phone ding to find it. Fitness app helps a lot as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for Husband

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    Jenifer
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    Overall he likes the watch. It paired with his iPhone instantly and he can do just about everything he does on his phone with this watch. Now what he doesn’t like is the heart rate monitor is not even remotely as accurate as his Fitbit. Due to this factor he is going to return it. I though I would get him this and then he could retire his Fitbit and accomplish a lot more on this watch. Since fitness is more important to him then communicating with his watch and the fact he doesn’t want to wear two watches this will be going back. Come on Apple get your fitness tracking and heart rate monitor more accurate. Till they do that he will continue to wear the Fitbit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty sweet watch

    Posted
    rywrd
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    I purchased this watch for my wife. Seemed to be the gift of the year. My wife is always on her feet at work and loves the fit bit like feature. She is able to track her heart rate and steps all in one. The cool thing is she it will alert her if she has been inactive for a long time. This gets her moving on her days off. It is convenient when she gets texts and calls because she has her phone on her wrist. The fun thing about the watch is the endless possibilities with the straps. She likes coordinating with her outfit. The one thing she would change is the size watch we purchased. With her job she is afraid of hitting the face and cracking it. On that note, please get the warranty and protection plan. The repairs are about as much as a new watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier to use than I thought it would be.

    Posted
    OldTimer
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    When the Apple watch first came out I thought it was a pretty silly idea. Although I'm a septuagenarian I've used Apple products for years (computers, I-pod touch, I -phone, apple TV, etc. but I couldn't imagine why anyone would need a product like this. My old watch died a few years ago and I was getting used to pulling out my phone to check the time, although it was kind of inconvenient. My new watch is great. Always right there with not only time but weather, schedule, stock mkt, and everything I would normally use my phone for including calls and texts. I would have a hard time getting used to being without it now. I even went out and bought one for my wife and she loves it too. Its great for tracking workouts also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It was nice while it lasted

    Posted
    Will
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    I only had this watch (apple series 3 gps) for about 20 days before I broke it. I’m usually pretty gentle on things, but I have a blue collar job. To the point...I accidentally put a little pressure on the watch face without realizing it and I cracked the screen. It would cost more to fix than to buy a new one. I didn’t take out the apple care so It’s just junk now. I had been using it to track workouts and I liked that it keeps track of estimated calories burned. It kept me a little more motivated. I did like it enough that I’m looking into buying another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    Posted
    JakeGamer87
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    I wanted to like it, I really did. But I couldn’t. I’m a fan of everything Apple. Got them all. Apple TV, MacBook, iPad, and iPhone; so when I purchased the watch I figured it would be a smooth transition. Turns out to be an overhyped ball & chain. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to be able to get notifications on your wrist but sometimes it’s ok to break free from the world even if it means making the person on the other end wait 5 extra mins for your response. If you purchase it with fitness in mind, there are better options (currently using Fitbit versa). If you want it as a “look at me” gadget then this may be for you

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    Posted
    Sam27
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    This Apple Watch has been my best companion since it got released. Battery lasts a long time. It’s faster than my previous device with so many new features. I bought 2, one in black and a rose gold one for my wife. She loves her and blew both use it constantly on a daily basis and at the gym to track heartbeat, calories and general active time. We don’t have the real need to get the LTE version because we literally have the phone with us at all times. While driving all you gotta do it turn the wrist a little bit and you can see the text message with both hands on the wheel. No need to be pulling out the phone and be a real distraction. Also Siri works flawlessly on the watch so she can read my notification to be while I got my hands full. Battery is greatly improved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After One Week, I LOVE My Apple Watch 3

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    Jearl
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    I put off purchasing a Apple Watch for several years. When the Series 3 came out I was intrigued but still could justify a want for the price. Along comes the Series 4 and BAM Series price drop. I've had my Series 3 GPS Watch for just over a week now. It's been more than I expected and I just love wearing it. Once you get past the learning curve, as with most tech, the features are endless for the everyday user. I text, use the calendar, email, health apps and the occasional phone call. I went with the GPS version because I don't make many calls in the first place so the cost difference is not justified for me. I highly recommend the Series 3 watch with a great price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little special something for me

    Posted
    TheDoog
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    So by fortuitous circumstances I had a little extra $ to get myself an extra Xmas gift. It was also on special as it was the Series 3 and Series 4 is now out. Was it still more expensive than other knock-off wanna-be brands - for sure, it's Apple, and yes it is worth the extra $$. From the packaging itself you know that you're getting something that is well made, well designed, sleek and really functional. It fits really well, can't wait to get more bands to change up the look. Functions, well there's a ton and it synchs up with your I-phone. It is so easy to use and navigate, and enjoy. Treat yourself and get one, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch Works Great

    Posted
    EricaG
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    This Apple Watch was purchased as a gift and worked as designed and never gave any issues. If you're really techy and love to be kept informed on what's going on in your phone or are using it for the health aspect of it, then it's a great purchase. But most of the people who I know got Apple watches either don't wear them at all anymore or just didn't seem to be making the most out of what features it offers. Also the syncing of data (text messages, notifications, updates) would lag at times or not be completely correct. Good product if you know what you're doing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple has nailed it!

    Posted
    Chaks
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    I was using Android Wear before and now switched to the Apple Watch with my new iPhone X. I am very pleased with the watch. The build is solid and Apple has nailed it with the Apple Watch OS 4.1 update. With all notifications, I get solid 2 days of battery life. I get more on the weekend when I have fewer notifications to deal with. If you already have an iPhone and thinking to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon, then Apple Watch is a great choice! You will not regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    interesting but not essential gadget for me

    Posted
    SoulSeeker
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    I always wear a watch. So when my last watch broke, I decided to try an Apple Watch. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Since I have a large iPhone (7 Plus), not having to bring it out of my pocket all the time was nice. Calls, VMs, texts, and even email can all be accessed on the watch. However, if I were to lose the watch tomorrow, I would not replace it. It's a fun gadget but not essential for me because it's only an extension of the phone which is always nearby anyway. I wish I had purchased the version with cellular connection. With a direct connection, I won't need to bring my large iPhone with me when I am walking, running, or biking. In that case, I can imagine the watch being "essential" to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Larger Size = better for me

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    mnrider
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    The larger size watch face/screen is much better for me. My son and wife have the 38mm. Those seem fine for them, but I appreciate the larger size. If you have an iPhone, the Apple Watch is a nice complement to it. No way I would spend that much on the newest one, so I bought this on sale, after the next gen (series 4) has come out. I really like it and don't mind wearing it day to day even though I'm not a watch person. It's mostly nice to know your phone is ringing (if you're a leave it on vibrate kind of person) and to get notifications quietly. Highly recommend if you are on the fence...

    I would recommend this to a friend