Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews Uncover Connectivity and Battery Problems


The big feature of the Apple Watch 3 that sets is apart from the others is its built-in eSIM that allows for LTE connectivity.

Apple has admitted to a major flaw in its latest Apple Watch, just two days ahead of the gadget's scheduled debut. "When Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular", Apple said in its statement. "We are investigating a fix for a future software release".

It's possible Apple fixes this before the Apple Watch Series 3 begins shipping to customers on Friday.

That's despite the fact that reviewers have panned the smart watch's poor battery life while making calls over cellular, with most testers finding their battery almost drained after only an hour. Year-to-date, AAPL has gained 36.27%, versus a 13.42% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

The new Apple watch's ability to connect to LTE mobile networks on its own was supposed to make the device more useful when owners want to leave their phone at home, say while on a run or at the beach.

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While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. "Poor Dick, he upgraded to the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3".

It should come as little surprise that Apple's claim of all day battery life is rather put to the test in the real world. Not that you'd get a cellular Apple Watch 3 quick anyway: according to the Apple Store, orders for the LTE version are now backordered 3 to 4 weeks.

This is bad news for those who would like the smartwatch but had previously held off a purchase because of the required tethering. While it's not getting as much hype as the upcoming iPhone X, the new Watch was expected to distance itself further from its competitors in the wearables market. Although the device is nearly precisely the same dimensions and weight as earlier iterations, Apple decided to make the circle inside the watch's side dial bright red.

The original Apple Watch Series 3 comes with Global Positioning System function, waterproof design, and a smooth-running processor.