The Apple Watch Series 3 is almost what everyone has been waiting for in an Apple Watch since the beginning: the ultimate luxury of cellular connectivity such that an iPhone isn’t required to use the device.

Although both cellular + GPS and -only models are available, and we go over the tech specs of both in this piece, so you’re aware of what’s under the hood on the latest Apple Watch models.

Models & prices:

  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm starting at $329; 42mm starting at $359)
  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (38mm starting at $399; 42mm starting at $429)

Chips:

  • Faster S3 dual-core processor
  • W2 Apple wireless chip

Case Dimensions:

38mm

  • Height: 38.6mm
  • Width: 33.3mm
  • Depth: 11.4mm

42mm

  • Height: 42.5mm
  • Width: 36.4mm
  • Depth: 11.4mm

Features:

  • Built-in GPS and GLONASS
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Water-resistant up to 50 meters
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Siri speaks
  • Capacity 16GB (GPS + Cellular)/8GB (GPS)

Connectivity:

  • GPS + Cellular model:
    • LTE and UMTS
    • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
    • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS model:

Display:

  • GPS + Cellular model:
    • Second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch
    • 2x brighter (1000 nits)
    • Sapphire crystal (stainless steel and ceramic cases)
    • Ion-X glass (aluminum cases)
    • 272 by 340 pixels (38mm)
    • 312 by 390 pixels (42mm)
  • GPS model:
    • Second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch
    • 2x brighter (1000 nits)
    • Ion-X glass (strengthened glass)
    • 272 by 340 pixels (38mm)
    • 312 by 390 pixels (42mm)

Power:

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • USB power adapter

It seems as though there’s even less information available about the Apple Watch Series 3 than there was for the Apple Watch Series 2 when it was launched last year. What we do know is that the Apple Watch Series 3 holds the same dimensions as the previous generation.

What we do know is that the Apple Watch Series 3 retains (mostly) the same dimensions as the previous generation, however to accomodate for some hardware changes, the back crystal is now just 0.25mm thicker. Additionally, only the Cellular + GPS model has the polarizing red Digital Crown.

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