Apple Watch Series 3 unboxing


Apple launch day came and went, but while consumers were probably buzzing around to check out and potentially buy the new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 3 was also quietly released. While smartwatch sales have been tepid at best, Apple's option continues to stay at the top of the charts – even against other standard watches. With this latest iteration, we see the introduction of cellular connectivity, which was something sorely lacking since its introduction. 

We picked up a unit recently to give it a spin, but before it gets put through all the paces, a proper unboxing needed to be done. For anyone that's purchased Apple's previous smartwatches, there's not going to be a whole lot different here with the Series 3 model, as it comes with the usual goodies in the package – like its charger, decals, wall plug, swappable bands, and much more! Aesthetically, it recycles the same familiar looking round-face style design, but now there's a bright red dot slapped onto the crown to indicate it's the version with cellular connectivity.

With a starting cost of $329 for the non-LTE version, or $399 for the one with it, the Apple Watch Series 3 is going to be scrutinized moreover than before because of that expensive starting cost. More surprising, though, is the additional monthly service you'll need to accept in order to take advantage of the "untethered" experience it offers courtesy of that new built-in cellular connection. You might be taken by surprise by the actual cost, just like us, but you'll have to find out for yourself what it is by checking out the video above.

In any event, go check it out and we'll make sure to run it through the usual reviews process to get a good feel for it. Expect our review soon!

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12 Comments

1. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

The Major Cell Carriers are discounting that Plan price to $5 - 10 a Month to add in the Watch, with excuses such as 'Auto-Pay' on the Plan. So it is less 'painful' than the initial $15 monthly data-charge.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4094; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The girlfriend asked an apple store employee if she should upgrade from her series 0 to the new LTE series 3, he told her don't bother lmao.

5. hgoering

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes, that was totally believable what you wrote lmao.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOOOO! Only reason to do so, is LTE. That hr of talk time, will go a long way.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The bar is very high for the others now....

7. Ozric13

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Others to follow? Samsung Gear S3 had LTE last October! And seriously that red button looks awful!

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

and no one is buying this Gear why?

13. Ozric13

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

I'm not disputing it's not selling particularly well, maybe a lack of advertising, maybe only appeals to Samsung fans who knows! My point was Apple are pushing this as the latest and greatest Iwatch because it has LTE, I'm just saying they are a year behind Samsung, but Apple get all the credit for the latest "innovation" hell if it wasn't for Samsung there would be no IPhone X display, give credit where it's due! And I still think that red button is awful ;)

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, it's an hr high lol.

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

What? You mean to tell me I can game on an Atari Lynx or Game Gear at full brightness longer than I can use the iWatch as an LTE phone? What a bar to set my man.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Liked the unboxing video over there at YouTube.

14. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

Apple watch 3 unboxing. Just the same as the Apple watch 1 and 2.

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