Apple Watch Series 3 Review

The Apple Watch Series 3 introduces one major feature that aims to break the bond that has kept it tethered to its master, the iPhone. Now that true cellular connectivity is on board with the Apple Watch Series 3, is that, along with some other new features, enough to spark renewed interest?
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Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Gear S3 frontier all the way.... That and, Samsung Pay..... I used it at a Bass Store and the clerks were amazed how easy it worked when they could not get their Apple pay to work.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am surprised that in this day and time battery life is not a con. I get 3 days from my gear S3 Frontier.

13. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I get 3 full days, sometimes 4 if I turn it off at night. And Samsung Pay is amazing and I love to surprise the clerks when they almost always say, "apple pay doesn't work here"...then the machine beeps with the approval. I just say, "this is Samsung works everywhere." Plus, the Gear S3 Frontier just looks better!

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Never had a problem with Apple Pay here in the UK, perhaps people at that store are just a bit dim?


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Apple pay does not work every where okay.... Samsung pay does. I can't use Apple pay in Walmart or Sam's club but I can use Samsung pay. Samsung uses better technology so it's pay system works every where there is a swipe machine

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No, Samsung uses old tech that the US still uses, here in Europe, at least in the UK - EVERY store uses contactless payment, I haven't seen mag strips used by anyone in literally years. So Apple pay works perfectly here - which is what I said. If those guys in that Bass Store have contactless and couldn't figure out Apple Pay they're dim, if they don't have contactless and were trying to use Apple Pay they're dim.

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They don't have contactless which is why Samsung pay works over Apple pay in scenarios like this. Even in Canada where we really don't have swipe machines at all anymore, if a store doesn't have contactless payments Samsung pay likely will work.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

woooo hoooo lol

3. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE has 560mAh batrery life (almost triple the Apple Watch 3's 200 mAh), battery life is 3-4 days with cellular on, big round OLED screen and a much nicer, non-dorky design.

4. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Still have the original iwatch I don't use anymore. I loved it but ive moved on to better things. I'm glad it got this score. Apple is being lazy. The gear classic is amazing. Apple should take notes.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Am I dreaming , gear S3 scored better then apple watch The judging day is near guys

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

John V. Always keeps it real, glad he is back and finally has a review under his belt.

21. ibend3

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 10, 2017

John V. probably packing his stuff (again) right now :v (or probably they won't let him touch any apple related product ever again)

6. scarface21173

Posts: 701; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

John V you should of reviewd the iphone 8

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yikes. From what I can see, this is the lowest score they've ever given for an official Apple product.

15. scarface21173

Posts: 701; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

He is only being truthfull, and that is all we want.

9. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Tmobile touts unlimited apple music streaming but wants to charge $10 to use Apple music on your wearable device. Lol. Ok then.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Over 7, no?

11. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

iPhonearena Gear S3 CONS... Limited compatibility with non-Samsung phones still no iPhone support

18. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Works fine with iPhone.

12. truthbetold

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

My $100 Casio Edifice from 2007 has a stainless steel case, waterproofing and sapphire glass. Perhaps if somebody actually tried to make a durable and useful smartwatch (instead of focusing on gimmicks and obscene profit margins), they'd finally catch the wider audience's attention.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Glad your back at Pa John V. and that you finally have a review under your belt, can't wait till you get to review a phone because I know that you will tell it how it is, keep up the good work :-)

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

The Pros and Cons were all asspulls. You failed to list the biggest CON of all: Cannot send and receive SMS and MMS text without being tethered to an iPhone.
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