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Apple - Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) 42mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - Silver Aluminum-Left_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2315 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

    Almost Perfect Smartwatch

    Posted
    mikepas
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    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    I just needed time...

    Posted
    ZDeathReaper
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    Actually, I wasn’t sure what to expect from owning an Apple Watch. After using it for quite a while, I’ve come to learn that it’s quite handy. I haven’t fully pushed it to its full potential since I mainly use it to tell time. Kidding, sort of, but yeah my setup is simple. I mainly use mine to control Apple Music (volume, play/pause, next) without having to take out my phone (while working) and also conveniently see what emails, text messages or calls I get at a glance as I listen to music on my Airpods. Now, the biggest downfall for me personally is that the custom ring/text tones do not play from the Apple Watch itself or via the Airpods (while in use) so basically it’s one generic sound/vibration that alerts you your notifications while simultaneously connected to each other through Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like the applepay on the watch

    Posted
    Charlene
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    My first apple watch. I like the size of the watch face but wish it came with large and small wristbands. For the price I don't think it would hurt apple to give two bands. I have a small wrist but prefer the larger watches. I just had to go to a site and purchase a small 42mm band. I haven't had any issues with the watch and do use it daily. I wish more apps were compatible, but that's not the watch that's the app makers. I love the applepay through the watch. I got this mainly so I could wear it while hiking. Part to track my trail but also in case I needed to make a call while out there. I bought an airpod holder that slides onto the band. So I don't have to take my phone on the trail, just my watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the watch

    Posted
    DAG847
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    Love the look and how it feels. The apps I can get on it compare to other watch I owned are great. Battery is great and charges fast I wear it all day and charge it only when I shower. Took two full days to drain the battery with what charge it had out the box and fully charged in about 2 hours or less not sure I fell sleep. In the gym heart monitor a lot more accurate then Fitbit. I seem to love it more each day. Only issue is that sometimes I leave my phone behind and 4g don’t kick on but I imagine that’s a issue that Apple will fix...I hope

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice watch..

    Posted
    Rs7177
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First off... Apple Watch is good looking Watch. From the crown to the glass screen and the vivid color display. Apple Watch is also the most comfortable watch I ever worn. And I own many Movado and other name brand watches. It’s lightweight and the band is really soft. I use the workout apps and Siri and they work well. At First, I found that the ability to call and text without my iPhone was useful when I make quick runs to grab food or run errands. However after a while, I still prefer my iPhone for most functions and trying to use some of the features are not as nice on a really small screen. The battery life is pretty good. I can go one and a half day before charging it. Overall, I’m happy with my watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch series 3

    Posted
    Brian
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    It’s an Apple product... so as far as the technology, it’s amazing. With that being said however, after 2 1/2 weeks, the cellular portion of the watch quit working, so off to California it goes and a week later a new (???) replacement arrives. (Primary reason for 4 stars vs 5) Going on 3 weeks now with the current (replacement) watch and so far so good. It is an absolutely amazing product I must say! Maybe we just got a lemon...who knows, but time will tell. All in all, if I had to do it all over again, I would choose the same watch. This review is actually for a watch I purchased for my wife, I hope that in the near future I might have my own...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really useful

    Posted
    Emma
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    This is a pretty good watch. I got it for my boyfriends birthday. I already have one. At first, they were both great, but now they struggle with picking up our voice when texting. It's really great for everything else like fitness and notifications. I definitely miss it when I forget to put it on. I would spring for the Series 4 if you're going to be regularly using it for texting. Series 3 was the first to have cellular capabilities and the signal isn't great if you're not on wifi. However, when it does hear my voice, it always dictates exacly what I say.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

    Posted
    Joel
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    The Apple Watch is great. Lots of features and lots of eye candy. I'm not sure if it's worth the price though. I got this watch, because I wanted a new watch to track my running and heart rate and so on, and I figured this was the best option, because everything I saw said it was just as good at tracking as most watches made for that, but it's also basically a phone. So, I figured I'd just go ahead and get it. Then there's worry of breaking something and having to repair it, but overall I enjoy the Apple Watch very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad smart watch, but not perfect either.

    Posted
    Yeehaw
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    I've had the Samsung smart watches series one and two (the first of witch was the best...loved the video capabilities), however I've been impressed with my sister's Apple watch so I switched to an Apple X and got this watch. Setup was easy however I still haven't been able to get it to function independently from the phone, in other words I have to have my phone nearby. I'll admit, I haven't taken the time to solve my only problem which I believe is an issue with my cell carrier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I wear it everyday

    Posted
    Nicole
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    I was debating getting an Apple Watch for a few months after it came out. I'm happy with my purchase. I do wear it everyday, although I only seem to use it when I am A) working out or B) at work and want to see who calls/texts me quickly versus being on my phone. Otherwise, I do not use all the functions or apps it has. Still a good product! I would always recommend a screen protector along with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but a little overrated.

    Posted
    Cookie
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    I really do enjoy my Apple cellular Watch; however, I do believe it is a bit overrated. I often do not have reception (Verizon) on my watch when someone sitting right beside me has reception on their phone (also Verizon). However, it is nice to be able to leave my phone in my office when I'm working and still have access to a timer, and to emergency texts. I'm happy with my purchase, but it is NOT the super-duper amazing device as it is sometimes described.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great except battery

    Posted
    mpoff1020
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I love the watch. It is so convenient and I don’t have to carry my phone most of the time now. Only reason it is not 5 stars is the battery drains very fast during runs using gps and listening to music. I try to charge during random times during day like when I am driving so I don’t miss out getting credit for activity. It is fantastic for the fitness apps and closing the circles gets very addicting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Ramrock360
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    We only had this for a few days but enjoyed it a lot. This was a gift for my wife along with a bumper case. We ended up returning both items due to the bumper case kept falling off. I ended up getting an Apple Watch 4 and paid the difference. Wife is much happier with the look and feel. I am happy she has the latest greatest and the better health features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not great.

    Posted
    choff
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    I was really looking forward to getting the apple watch and have been kind of let down. It is a great workout tracker (minus that it will not recognize when you're done working out, or push a notification to ask if you are) and the small notifications for texts, calls, etc. are great. It is not a game changer though. Overall it is a good device, it is just not as useful (so far) as i had hoped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1st smart watch

    Posted
    Bunzer
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    Great watch, very convenient to check texts and get directions while driving. Also really like the workout and exercise tracking ability through Strava. Only reason for the 4 star is not a fan of the short battery life and having to charge so often. Also would recommend buying a glass/screen protector as it already has a chip after only 2 weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great build, less options than you might expect

    Posted
    Jeremy
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    The apple watch is build well. Its built like an apple product would be. The face scratched a bit quicker amd easier than I anticipated. Theres a surprisingly small number if useful applications. Homekit is fantastic, the LTE option is worth the cost, but ultimately (outside of the status symbolism) its really not all that necessary of a purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still not sold

    Posted
    lawhorns04
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    I'm a big watch guy, so I've still kept my regular watch while wearing this. I'm using it primarily for the fitness aspect, and so far, that seems fine if not terribly accurate. Controlling my music when my Iphone is laying next to a cardio machine is nice, but other than that, I'm not seeing why these things are such a big deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Life changer

    Posted
    sv408
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    I was skeptical about having a smartwatch. I have always been a classic watch guy. But this Iwatch allows me to leave my phone at home and only carry what I need. I only have to charge the watch every 3rd day so battery life is way better then I expected. If you have been on the fence don't hesitate to pull the trigger its worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tracker, cell service, texting

    Posted
    ALAL
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    I love my watch! I’ve had all versions of the Apple Watch(other than newest), and this has by far been my favorite. Nice not having to carry my phone with me on a run. Paired up with AirPods, and ready to run. Love how many band options there are to personalize it!

    I would recommend this to a friend