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Apple - Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - Space Gray Aluminum-Left_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1529 reviews

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool for my first smartwatch

    Posted
    Her7MajesKi

    So I went back and forth with this watch. I initially wanted the Samsung Gear S3(even though it had limited capabilities for my iPhone) over the Apple Watch because I didn't want to believe all the hype people make about the Apple Watch and yadda yadda yadda .. but that's neither here nor there. I took the Samsung back and debated on the Apple Watch series 1 vs the 3. It was all about pricing with me and I love saving money. I got the series 3 with GPS on sale for $279. I said, "why not?" I had that for about a good solid week and the watch did grow on me. Pros: synced with no issues with my phone. battery lasted well over a whole day (at the end of the day I had maybe 25-30 % left). The interface was easy to read. Calls, text messages, any app notifications came through effortlessly. Cons: When out of range, it was useless for texts, calls, etc. Fast forward to this past Monday; I went in and talked to the rep about the GPS vs the cellular watch and she broke it down for me in a personable way. She said I need to make it work for me. No conniving or pressuring me to buy the watch. Anyhoo, since then, I did get switch the GPS version and got the watch with the GPS and Cellular and since I am a teacher, I do leave my phone in my classroom and go to different parts of the school building. The watch has helped with getting calls from parents in time and not missing important emails or text messages. All in all, I do love the Watch. But hey, do what's best for you boo! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love this watch...

    Posted
    Manda
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I preordered this watch from Apple and picked it up on release day. I already had a Series 2, but was looking forward to something I could use phone-free for the gym, going for a walk, the beach, etc. I had high hopes for this product and couldn't wait to pick it up. Sadly I was disappointed and returned it 24 hours later. The connectivity issues that have been in the news were true (at least for me) and all of the calls that I tried to make were either too choppy to understand the person on the other end, were dropped, or never even went through. The LTE did not work as it was supposed to and since I already have the Series 2, I decided to return the Series 3. There weren't enough new features on this device besides the LTE for me to justify its $400 price tag. Additionally, in the one day that I used the device I discovered the fitness tracking to be off too. I noticed that at 10am I already had completed 8 of my 10 standing hours, which seems unlikely given that I didn't get up until 9am! At any rate, I know that Apple has stated that they will be coming out with a fix for the connectivity issue and, if that actually happens, I will consider repurchasing the watch, but I'm not going to spend the money until the product works as it should.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another hit for Apple

    Posted
    Sandy
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    I waited until Series 3 to come out to even do research on the Apple Watch. I have to say that I did get the Fitbit Blaze before I got this watch. The Fitbit Blaze was so big and bulky and quite frankly has nothing in this Watch. It exceeded my expectations and I’m very happy with it. I got the Dick Tracey model just to future proof this watch, although I have yet to hook it up that way. I can see how useful it will be to leave home without my phone in the future and still be able to contact my family and friends, or have them contact me. I still have GPS with me, my music, my pictures...everything. I do not see me talking a long while on the phone part of the watch when I hook that up, but I don’t think that’s what it is for really. And even though I have yet to activate the LTE part, the WiFi Bluetooth part that connects to my phone has allowed me to use the watch as a phone and it is very useful! I didn’t give it 5 stars because it is a little more bulky than I’d really like a watch to be. But in the end, this computer that sits on my wrist and does everything is going to be the best edition I have made to my electronic collection in a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy Open Box

    Posted
    Burne

    Second time worst experience.. I bought the apple 3 series open box "EXCELLENT"condition. 1. They could not find it in the store at first and 45min later they find it. 2. Had salesperson open box to verify it was clear i.e. no one's apple id on it (bought apple series 1 from here and it was still locked). She verifies its clean 2. Get home no charger no cube. Call store they tell me just come in geek squad will give you charger and cube. I go back 45min later i get cube and charger. 3. Get home again charge watch and begin pairing, it stops because Someone still registered on watch. Extra p'd now. 4. Go back to store they tell me i need to go to apple and have them unlock it. Absolutely not! They decide to refund me the open box and match open box price with brand new watch. They dont have it in stock and gift was due yesterdday. Another hour. Long story short..Only buy brand new

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice watch

    Posted
    Sueq120
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    Great phone, text messenger and update all on my watch. I don't use it routinely for phone calls but it has come in handy when I get a call and I am in the basement and know I couldn't run upstairs in time. The text messages are great, but keep in mind that the words are quite small. I also like the weather on it. The only negative is that some phone calls only show up as a phone number and not as the contact name I already have entered into my phone. I am not sure why it isn't the same as my phone. Also, I can't seem to shut off the breathing ap, Everyday many times it asks me to do my one minute of breathing. I don't want to. I have shut if off on my phone but it still does it on my watch. That is irritating. Also, being more petite and female sometimes the band that is on there is too big and gets hot in the summer. I am getting use to it but it can be overbearing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch - Reliable Apple Product

    Posted
    Dismatk
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    As with most Apple products, this one works as expected...It does exactly what you need it to do, in the kind of minimalist way Apple is known for. It's simple to use, easy to customize and pairs with your phone quickly and easily. If you're buying it as a timepiece, then you can't go wrong; it'll tell you the time with a variety of faces. If' you need help staying "active," he watch has some simple reminders and methods of that (nothing intense, but it may be a start for some)... And when used as a phone or music player, it works seamlessly and "normal" with the Apple Airpods... And for when the watch gets "stale," there are a lot of inexpensive after-market bands and protectors to help renew your watch... If it had one real negative, as expected, texting on it is slightly difficult, but that's what Siri's for, right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As described- still figuring it out

    Posted
    steffiefreeze
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    I purchased an open box excellent condition watch. It arrived as described. Overall I am pleased with the watch. There isn't an instructional manual in the packaging. I'm just figuring it out as I go. I haven't hooked up my cellular service yet, so I can't attest to that. The battery life is close to two days. I have notifications to a minimum in an effort to preserve the battery. I wish it took a normal apple charger, so I could charge on the go. I was used ot my fitbit lasting a week. I don't use many apps. Most of the apps I use aren't on the watch app store. I haven't submerged it in water, even though it is waterproof. I still take it off before showering or swimming. I rarely get text notifications in real time. I've tried every setting. Not sure what the issue is. They show up in my messages, I just don't get notified on my watch when one comes in. I'm fairly new to apple products, so it's going to take some getting used to. I mainly purchased this for the cellular feature in case I leave my phone at home. I'm hooking that up next week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s ok

    Posted
    Kristy
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    For the price I would expect this watch to work flawlessly but that is not the case. I have difficulty getting my headphones to connect at times and then have to run with no music. It started to rain when I was running once and I was like cool my watch is water proof no problem. I get done with my run and go to stop the run app and it is frozen until you drain the water or something to that effect. Needless to say it added a lot of unnecessary time to my run just because my watch was wet and frozen and I couldn’t stop my running app timer. It’s annoying to me that you can’t view Some apps on here or listen to music without headphones. If you can use the watch as a phone why can’t you use it to listen to music. Maybe I just don’t know how to use my watch well yet. I’ve only had it a couple months. I’m just annoyed. Sorry Apple!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Upgrade

    Posted
    CaRiNeSs
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had to write a review after reading the previous one. I also got my Apple watch on release day and activated it. I upgraded from a Gen 1 watch (skipped series 1 & 2 as there weren't enough new features). I am so pleased with my purchase. I do not have problems with the LTE at all. Perfect calls from watch or from AirPods with no dropped calls or choppy issues. The watch is much faster than Gen 1 and is great on battery life - charged lasted 2 full days before having to charge. I love the new watch faces and am so happy with this watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It helps if you need it.

    Posted
    Phill
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    Got this for my girlfriend to use in place of taking her phone to the gym/hikes/work etc. It works great, health apps keep accurate info on her steps/distance etc. making calls on it and texting is hit and miss on occasion. We will have LTE reception in our area and her watch will not be able to receive or send calls and texts. We aren’t entirely sure if it’s ATT or the watch itself yet. If you have no use for it and it would be a novelty purchase, there are probably more bang for your buck purchases you could make elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my series 3 Apple Watch

    Posted
    Newapplemusicuser
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    I had held off on getting one of these for a long time due to cost. I got a brand new one for a great price from Best Buy on Cyber Monday. It works great with my iphone. If I use apple’s maps app it buzzes my wrist and sounds an alert about 500ft before my turn so I can watch for it and not have to take my eyes off the road more than a second to see which direction which is displayed on the phone and watch. Can silence my ringing phone if I’m a meeting by simply placing my hand over the face of the watch. Plus I can see messages from FB messenger and text messages, my calendar, emails and the weather. I’m sure it does more but These are the things I love about it and I’m still learning how to use all the features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch with incredible features-

    Posted
    Noleman
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    Apple has hit the mark in designing this latest edition of the iWatch. It is both stylish and functional as both a smart watch and phone. The screen is very readable in sunlight and battery life lived up to expectations. Scrolling through the various screen was fairly easy after a brief orientation. What I really enjoyed is the use of the phone with wireless earbuds. I have been a sceptic when I was first shopping but was talking to another customer who already had one. It’s great if you’re in the midst of outdoor projects or activities or you don’t want to keep the cell phone in your pocket. Paired with the earbuds, made me a believer. In all, I give apples latest version of the I watch a big thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Useful

    Posted
    Miguel
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    I purchased the watch as a gift for my sister. After she used it for a while, she highly recommended me to get one and I did. I am surprised by how useful the Apple Watch is. I use it mainly in the gym to avoid having to carry my cell phone (for music and having my routine). I also constantly use it to answer messages and make/receive calls. People might think that they do not need the Apple Watch, but once you have it you realize how convenient it is. Another recommendation would be that if you are already making the decision to purchase the watch, you might as well buy it with cellular.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    apple watch series 3

    Posted
    Bala
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    I'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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap glass screen. No warranty. Don't buy.

    Posted
    Stevesea2000
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this watch 5 months ago $600 with extra bands for my wife. Had it outside on a lawn chair and it fell 14" and the screen unbelievably shattered. Yes only 14"!!! Best buy and apple said unless you bought a extra warranty to cover the cheap product it's $289 to repair. Also the cellular part didn't work well. We have owned many watches, phones, tablets and computers and nothing like this has happened. First and last Apple watch. FITBIT is Way Better !!!! I have never had a problem with a screen breaking, scratching or cracking and their customer care is great. Any problems over the last six year they have taken care of it no charge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Series 2 made right

    Posted
    audisio
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    I was a proud owner of series 2. The gps service made all the difference for people who uses Apple Watch for running. However Series 2 was filled with hardware problems. The 3D Touch of my watch stoped working with no reason at all, even though I never exposed my watch to moisture or rain. The watch was really slow while processing too. Anyway, series 3 resolved all of these problems, If you want a watch just for sports, this one is good enough. Wait for series 5 before spending money on the expensive series 4. Unless you want a 40mm screen. You'll only find that on series 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    Posted
    DrBear
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    First - sold the watch without cellular by BB staff. Then returned it and told by another BB staff that I could not get service through Sprint. After five calls to Apple and Sprint, two visits to Sprint and over four hours I finally got the watch I wanted to work. Still not sorted out with pass code etc. Basically it now does what I wanted it to do but I don't think I would have bought it if I knew what I faced in order to get it to work. Also got assigned another telephone number which led to more costs in another state for taxes and fees. Yikes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for every RN!

    Posted
    Leigh
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    Working 12 hour shifts in the ER, I’m constantly on my toes and never get a break so forget being able to use your cell phone. Most of the RN’s like me depend on the Apple Watch not only for work needs, but it’s the only way to be able to connect with family in emergencies. Especially with this Series 3, being able to text back & forth is awesome! Can’t imagine life without my watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thank you

    Posted
    StepanieP
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    thank you so much the watch is perfect, customer service was amazing in helping online and on the phone, I am also happy I got fast service. the watch works great my sister has shown me how it works with the phone as in calls, texts, pictures and many other features she explained like some things like instagram she can't view the pictures and notification. the battery has lasted a while we are still trying to see how long it lasts the color she received is also really nice she said she will get another strap since she wants it to look like those actual watches with the metal strap thank you again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Product but disappointing service

    Posted
    Tamie68
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    I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. I asked the sales associate about returns, you know just in case. He advised that it could be returned through January 9th. I chose the wrong watch and my daughter tried to exchange it for the watch with no cellular. She was advised that they couldn't take it back since it was a cellular device. Obviously this contradicts what the sales associate told me. My daughter was crushed. The product is great, however she won't use the cellular service since it is additional $$ for her phone plan.

    I would recommend this to a friend