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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8768 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched from Fitbit Ionic to Apple Watch

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    fahamivu
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    LOVE my Apple Watch functionality and design. My Fitbit Ionic (less than one year old) stopped calculating calories burned. After attempting to resolve with Fitbit Chat Support and Phone call, I just decided to return, given that I had purchased the 2 year extended warranty. I was offered a new Ionic, but Best Buy no longer provides extended warranty (Fitbit quality control issue?). So, with the warranty balance, I asked to upgrade to an Apple Watch with Apple Care. Within a week, the price of the Apple Watch dropped and I got my money back. I love how the watch communicates with my iPhone 6 Plus, unlocks my Mac, and provides all of the data/feedback I need for my weight loss journey. With the money I saved, I also purchased two additional bands (sport and dressy) from Amazon. LOVE THIS APPLE WATCH (and you will too)!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally usable - LTE is a waste for most

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    Groovykeys
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    I am coming from Apple Watch Series 1, and I ended up using that watch primarily to receive notices and quick glance at the weather, and a text reply if I really had to. But I always found myself going to my phone if I needed anything else more complicated since the series 1 was just too slow. With the series 3, all of that has changed. It is now a joy replying to texts, etc and it’s actually quicker now to do it on the watch rather then dig out my phone. And the battery life is unbelievable compared, with a full day of flying and traveling, at the end of the night I still had 50% charge left! Series1 would have been drained mid day. Call clarity has been greatly improved. As far as LTE goes, you would be crazy to buy that version unless you are a serious runner. If you are biking, take your phone. Hiking, take your phone for the pics. Swimming... maybe. Music with the Apple AirPods is awesome. Get this watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Third Time's a Charm

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    BMaal
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    Yes I had the Series 1, then owned the Series 2 briefly before giving it away and now finally feel I have a complete version in Series 3. Here are some quick take-aways: Excellent and crystal clear display (OLED technology) - huge plus to the previous versions. The battery life also has been a large improvement. I made a call while jogging and the quality was fantastic. Now for music options. It gives you access to both Apple Music and Beats Radio - and you need to be embedded in the Apple Music system for this to work well. But best to just use Siri and ask for the music you'd like to hear. The upfront costs are high as are the monthly charges for the GPS & Cellular option. Look there may be cheaper watches and cheaper phones. But having Apple products has a lot to do with the cache along with the quality. But are the quality and cache worth so much?!? That's an individual call you have to make.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for walking.

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    DigitalBrad
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    It took me a long time to warm up to the Apple Watch. I had a series 1 and the original software was slow and clunky. Apple in my opinion has greatly improved the speed and functionality of the sw. I picked this up on sale with the intention to listen to podcasts, audiobooks and music while walking. I have really enjoyed the activity tracker options and motivation reminders. Battery life is so much batter compared to series 1. I do wish apps could be more powerful. I occasionally have issues syncing audiobooks from audible and podcasts. Overall, I am pleased with this watch. If you're into walking or running, a pair of Apple's wireless AirPods work extremely well with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great smartwatch but charging can be finicky

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    Liz345
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    I bought this apple watch because I wanted something to help me keep track of my health goals and limit the number of times I pick up my phone during the day. In terms of health goals, it's fantastic because I am able to keep track of my exercise and calories for each day to make sure I am reaching my goals. In terms of limiting the number of times I pick up my phone, it's good as well because I can see a lot of quick notifications to make sure its worth taking my phone out. The only thing I don't like is charging can be finicky. Basically, there are instances where I put it on the charger and it shows the sign. Then, I come later and find out it was not charging at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it so far. Go with the 42mm

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    DAFFY
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    I got the 42mm Series 3 Apple Watch as a birthday gift and I'm loving it so far. I wasn't sure if the 42mm would appear too big (i have small wrists) but it fits perfectly fine and I appreciate having a larger display. Even though the Series 4 has been out, this is still a very nice watch. It's fast, the display looks great and it's waterproof. You can talk to Siri (and she talks back). The preloaded watch faces are also nice. I'm enjoying the Mickey face and he'll even tell you the time if you tap on him. I used to be a diehard Android user and have been using a Galaxy Watch. I recently switched to an Iphone XR and the Series 3 watch works great along with the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great overall smart watch

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    Danny
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    The Apple Watch series 3 is an awesome device. Picked min up on sale for $200 I love how it tracks my steps, heart rate, breathes per Minute! Although its not made specifically for fitness tracking it definitely gets the job done. Being able to to see all my notifications on my wrist as well as sending a quick reply has proven to be one of my favorite and most practice features. Ive had Garmin Vito fits, fit bits, and even samsung galaxy gear smart watches. Non of these devices can even come close tho the durability, dependability, mad easy to navigate user interface. If you have an iPhone this is a great companion device! Definitely recommend to ally my family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The longer you own it, the more you'll like it

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    Kbasinger
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    My cell phone is a busy device, but I grew weary of picking it up for every beep and buzz. Initially, I got the iWatch because I could preview, very conveniently, what the notification was... then I started to use the health functions, like breathing, exercise, and standing. Not only am I moving more, my cell phone stays face down on my desk or in my pocket. There's something great about the haptic prompt on the iWatch that's much less jarring than the jingle, jangle, noise from my iPhone. Why four stars? I'd rather have 3 to 4 days of battery instead of 2. And, while I like the 42mm face, it wouldn't hurt to shave a few millimeters off the thickness. Try it... you'll like it... and it will grow on you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1st smart watch

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    buttvirus
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    i purchased the apple watch as a xmas gift for my spouse. neither of us have owned a smart watch prior to this. my spouse loves apple products, and owns ipads iphones and the airpods. the apple watch is of excellent craftsmanship, which of course is what we would expect from apple. almost every week my spouse finds a way to further integrate the watch into her life and connect with her phone. last nite she wanted to show me how the watch monitored her sleep patterns and showed how "restless" she slept. the other week she took a call and was speaking into her phone like out of a comic book. i think the watch is just one more step before my wife evolves into a cyborg. she really enjoys her apple watch and is getting daily use out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Smart Watch for iPhone by far...

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    prashant
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    'm sure if you are considering an Apple Watch you have already looked into it a good amount, so I will just go over my experience. The watch pairs instantly with my iPhone and syncs notifications perfectly. The health aspect seems great and accurate. One of my favorite features is the "Breath" app that really helps with my anxiety and stress. The build is fantastic, as expected from an Apple product. The software is what is best about it, being simple and easy to use. It is so far ahead of something like Android Wear, it's not even funny.Long story short: if you have an iPhone and you are looking for a smart watch, I personally wouldn’t choose anything above this watch. The series 3 is truly a step above and beyond any others that I have seen yet. I’m beyond happy that I purchased mine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price.

    Posted
    Miriam

    The battery life is awful. I've had a Fitbit worth 50 bucks last me a few days of battery life. The watch doesn't have the sleep monitor and it is easily breakable and definitely not scratch proof. You can see notifications but for the news, it won't show you everything. Just the title. You can't see what the notifications of twitter or instagram are. For 300 bucks. . I don't know. It's too late for me to return but I wouldn't recommend it. I like the healthy features such as counting steps and closing out your rings. I don't like that you can't compete with others like you can with Fitbit. I would have thought that a watch this expensive would have all of the above. Again the battery life is what I dislike the most. You have to charge it daily.

    No, I would not 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

    Even better than I expected!

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    Thomas
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    I’ve had my Apple Watch series 3 GPS for about 3 weeks now. Having notifications a on my watch, and options for different watch faces has been great. There is definitely more for me to learn and appreciate, but this is a big update from my Fitbit. The only negative is that Fitbit doesn’t accept steps from Apple, just activities and that is through another app. You can’t participate in any step challenges with anyone using a Fitbit. That wasn’t a big issue for me, and I appreciate the notifications from the Apple Watch more than the Fitbit step counting. Steps are available on the Apple Watch through the Health App on your iPhone or the Activity tracking on your Apple Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Watch Yet!

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    CKNRALEIGH
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    I purchased the original and it was nice. The series 2 added the GPS which I liked as a hiker but it sorely missed the altimeter. The series 3 is the full package as far as I am concerned. I did not get the mobile enabled because I would just assume not be disturbed when hiking. Now I can leave the pone in the car and get accurate GPS coordinates as well as altimeter readings. The water proof also is not of much interest to me but it is nice to know I don't have to worry about it when I get stuck in a rain shower. The notifications while at work are nice when paired with my phone. This may not be for everyone, but it works great for me. I use Apple products all the time and love having a fitness watch now that works with everything else. It also automatically unlocks my MacBook Pro automatically when I sit down at my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance

    Posted
    LatinGeek
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    I have been a fan of Apple watches since they first appeared in the market. While I had some less than optimal opinions about Apple Watches Series 1 and 2, Series 3 knocks it out of the park. Performance-wise, this watch is what Apple is all about in the first place. The battery life is extraordinary (14-15 hours while not in Airplane mode), which allows you to use all the apps that are built-in in the watch. The ability to use it underwater without the worry of damaging the device, it's a bit plus. If there is a drawback, it would probably be how fragile it is. If you are interested in keeping this watch in top shape, it is worth investing in a screen protector, a rubberized casing, and possible, a sturdier watchband. All in all, this is a great investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

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    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

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    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

    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

    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