It is far from controversial to conclude that it took Apple almost three years to nail the engineering of Apple’s first wearable: cramming in and fine-tuning batteries, processing and cellular chips and so on and so forth. We were all there along the ride and we can all (provided you have worn a Gen 0 model before) attest to the enormous advancements made over the years.
Third-party developers are now taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3, as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2, to enable tracking of specialized metrics and the ability to find their friends on the mountain with a glance at the wrist.
What makes a good year for Apple? And what’s the approach that led to innovative products such as iPhone X, AirPods, Apple Watch 3 and HomePod? Apple CEO Tim Cook answers these and other questions in Fast Company’s exclusive interview.
Apple has updated its [US] online store with refurbished Series 3 models of Apple Watch. Customers in the market for the wearable, which just launched in September, can pick up a GPS-only version for as little as $279.