Apple Watch Series 3: Unboxing & Review

by birtanpublished on November 1, 2020

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg and today we're checking out the brand new Apple watch Series 3 which is the replacement for the series to watch and joins the now cheaper series 1 watch the big news with series 3 is that it's available in two versions we have one without cellular and one with cellular so with cellular you can actually use your Apple watch independently of the iPhone so you can leave your iPhone at home and still have full internet connectivity from your Apple watch and place and receive phone calls and text messages from the watch using your existing phone number in addition to

Cellular series 3 also picks up a new dual-core s3 CPU which is much faster which enables some new features such as Siri with voice feedback also new is a barometric altimeter which keeps track of elevations so it knows if you're climbing a flight of steps and can keep track of that with your Fitness data so I'm actually taking a look at three Apple watches two of them in aluminum so one of them is the new gold color plus Space Gray and my favorite the version I'm gonna be wearing day-to-day which is the new edition Apple watch in ceramic gray so get into the unboxing of the

Aluminum Apple watches there's a difference in the packaging because we have a new band that's called the sport loop which means it can't be laid flat so we get a square box like the more premium stainless steel and Apple watch Edition boxes so it looks similar but it's still quite a bit different if you get the sport band those come in a long skinny box like we're used to seen for the aluminum watches so we can see both of our gold and space grandpa watches with that very distinctive red dot on the digital crown of course we have plastics surrounding it now another new

Feature here is that we have the new sport loop which is sort of a fabric velcro band personally I actually really like this band it's much softer and very comfortable to wear and can be sized exactly for your wrist the other great thing about the aluminum watches is that they're designed specifically to match the iPhone 8 which matches the new gold on the iPhone 8 as well as the darker Space Gray which the iPhone finally matches lifting up the tray which is made out of a pressed paper so the entire packaging in this case is biodegradable and recyclable we'll find

All of the accessories which includes our paperwork which highlights the major features and how to charge the Apple watch of course the accessories in the bottom of the box are pretty familiar we have a 5 watt USB wall adapter as well as the inductive charger which is white plastic in this case and as always this just magnetically attaches to the back crystal of the Apple watch and charges inductively next up is the Apple watch edition which is a much more premium experience overall right down to the pull tab for release

In the plastic shroud over the box once we lift up the box first thing we see here is the hardshell case and to remove the plastic there's a pull tab there to take it off and then we're left with that white glossy hardshell case so once we pop open the case we can see very nicely presented the Apple watch edition with a stunning gray color so the first thing you notice when handling the Apple watch edition is that it feels much heavier than the aluminum watch that's also true of the stainless steel they definitely feel much heavier and much more premium the other thing especially

With this dark ceramic is that it has a much more jewel-like finish it actually looks like a polished gem compared to aluminum or even stainless steel it actually matches the sapphire crystal on the front so if you look at the sapphire crystal next to the INX glass you'll see that it's a little more reflective and I really like the way it looks in terms of the accessories even the paperwork is nicer so of course we get the Quick Start Guide but we also get this colorful pamphlet that highlights the manufacturing process for the ceramic Apple watch actually took a look at this

When I did the review of the white Apple watch edition from last year it's just been updated for the ceramic gray as well as the red dot along the digital crown also included is the other sport band for resizing this for a smaller wrist and again this is a sport band although the rivet on the sport band is also ceramic to match the watch included only with the Apple watch edition is the magnetic charging gun this is a $79 accessory you can buy for any Apple watch but we get it thrown in here now it's kind of a nice accessory actually use one on my desk so this cushions your

Apple watch while it's on the charger and keeps it upright which is especially nice for nightstand mode so this will actually turn your Apple watch into sort of a night clock so you can quickly check the time just by tapping the Apple watch but that's not the only charging option we still have the magnetic puck in the bottom of the box alongside a lightning cable which we'll need for the charging dock now the wireless charging puck in this case is stainless steel so it's a little more premium than the one that comes with the aluminum watch it is important to keep in mind that all

Versions of the series three watch have the exact same hardware the only French really comes down to the casing material and the glass on the front so in the case of the aluminum watches this is made out of INX glass as opposed to the sapphire crystal on the stainless steel and ceramic watches but if you look at the crystal on the back of the watches they're both made out of ceramic with the same heart rate sensor toward the center and surrounding the crystal on the back is the specs for the Apple watch you know what series it is you

Know what size its casing material the fact that it's water resistant up to 50 meters you know whether you have INX glass or sapphire glass on the front as well as the ceramic back panel and of course if the red dot isn't clear enough there is an LTE badge on the back as well there are a few design tweaks the most prominent being the red digital crown which is unique to the LTE model but we also have some minor tweaks so for example we have a larger speaker grille compared to the series to watch also along the side we have a microphone and previously we had an air vent but

This time it's the barometric altimeter the air vent has been relocated to the watchband slot so if you remove the watch band you'll see the pin hole right where the model number used to be and the one design change that Apple mentioned is the thicker crystal along the back but if you look side-by-side that's actually hard to tell the difference we also have these same OLED display available in 38 or 42 millimeters and it gets extra bright in direct sunlight so you can see it outdoors it's still water resistant up to 50 meters so you can't take the

Swimming and it even sounds a tone to eject water from the speaker when you're done swimming watch bands are extremely easy to replace it can push these buttons and swap them out and if you look inside the grooves you'll see the serial number and some of the model information setting up the Apple watch has changed a bit with iOS 11 and watch us for in fact all I have to do is bring your phone near the watch and it automatically initiates the pairing process pairing process still involves scanning the code that's thrown up on the Apple watch with a camera of your

IPhone once you do that you have the option to restore from a backup or set up as a new watch but if you have the cellular version you're prompted to set it up for the first time effectively this takes you to your carrier to sign up for the service generally speaking that's $10 per month and as I mentioned it uses your existing phone number on your Apple watch and you don't have to swap out the SIM because an embedded electronics in is built into the watch unfortunately the Apple watch does not support roaming between different carrier network

So this may not be a great solution if you're traveling a lot next up let's take a quick look at the interface on the Apple watch so we have the watch faces and we can swipe across on the watch faces to jump between different launch faces now if you're on the main watch face you just swipe down to get to your notifications and you can scroll through them you can also use your finger on the screen to navigate through your notifications if we swipe up from the bottom we can get to the control center so with the control center we can see what device we're currently

Connected to so right now this watch is connected to my phone but if it was connected to Wi-Fi only I would see a Wi-Fi indicator and if it was connected to LTE I would see an LTE indicator now because this is a cellular watch I have a toggle here for cellular data so I can toggle that on and off if I want of course we have airplane mode we have our battery status and we can enter power reserve mode to save some battery life now we can also ping our iPhone so if we've lost our iPhone somewhere close by if we ping it it will send a tone another neat new feature with watch OS 4

Is the flashlight so this will turn the screen into a flashlight now this gets brighter when you twist the watch away from you so it's not gonna blast your face with a bright light we also have different flashing modes so if you want to be more visible at nighttime when you're running you can enter this mode we also have a red light and just like the series to watch this is water resistant up to 50 meters so if you go swimming you might want to enter this water lock melt so this will prevent the screen from being activated when you're in the water and in order to wake up the

Device well you have to do is escape this mode by swiping on the digital crown until you get a tone and this will eject water from the speaker grille and lastly we have an airplay icon this allows us to connect the Apple watch's audio to other devices such as a Bluetooth speaker or a set of headphones so pressing in the digital crown takes you to the watch face or to the app screen so on the app screen we have this grid view now if you 3d touch on the app screen this will take you to a new option with watch OS 4 which is ListView so if you prefer a list view instead of

The grid you have this option and you can also get back to grid view if you want the app selection reflects the apps that are also available on the iPhone just sort of rescale to the size of the Apple watch we also get a news app for the first time on the Apple watch and this will give you a few brief stories to take a look at we could also customize this so if you tap and hold you can move them around like so and if you want to remove them or on the slalom you have to go to the watch app on Iowa's eleven now to get the Serie you can long press on the

Digital crown what's the weather like tomorrow so you can see we get voice feedback in addition to on-screen feedback we can also wake up Siri with our wake up command hey Siri what's the weather tomorrow in Toronto pressing the side button brings us to the app switcher so you can see our recently accessed stamps on the screen and we can scroll through them if you scroll all the way down you can also jump back to all of your apps and I can also swipe to dismiss these by swiping left and clicking remove double pressing the side button will take you to Apple pay and if

You long press this will take you to the power off option and the emergency SOS option which will call your emergency services and that's where LTE really comes in handy in terms of the launch phases this is the default one and you can highly customized it just tap and hold until you get to the customize option so if customized we can change the style and there's quite a few things we can take a look at if you want to go more minimal you can we can also swipe on the screen to get to our hands so we can change the color or style of the hands we can also customize the

Complications on the screen so when we tap on them we can select new ones and there's quite a few of them so we can do things like moon phase the music app messages happen more so it was quite a few of them some of them are just shortcuts to other apps some of them do give you some feedback such as the moon phase now if you want to quickly jump to workout you have that as well or select something else like the weather down below we have our activities which includes our Fitness tracking as well as our alarms our battery status and more one of the other

New watch faces with watch OS 4 is the kaleidoscope watch face I can adjust the kaleidoscope background by tap and hold here I can customize this so I can change this from facets to radial I also have rosette so if you want different kaleidoscope styles you can select that swipe the screen to adjust the complications and more we also get the Siri watch face with a Serie B in the upper left corner which takes us directly to Siri so we don't have to use the wakeup command or hold the side button in terms of what's on the Siri watch face basically these are cars that

Are sort of automatically added to our feed here so they relate to our weather some of our photographs that we may have taken recently as well as things we might be interested in such as the sunset and sunrise time you can customize this as well so if you go to customize you can adjust whether you want the Siri icon to be there or something else we also have our deign time so you want to change this format you can we also get a Toy Story watch face with some of the characters fully animated all I have to do is tap the screen to cycle between the different

Characters you can pick from when it comes to cellular connectivity performance I didn't really run into any issues but I know a lot of people are so on t-mobile although I don't have the reception on the watch as I do on my phone at least according to the indicators on the screen I really didn't run into any issues it was just as fast and reliable as if it was connected to my phone or Wi-Fi but using LTE will definitely shorten your battery life so although is giving maybe a workday out of cellular connectivity only about eight hours of battery life but that's

With using services such as streaming podcasts or music at least part of that day there's a lot of benefits to using an Apple watch I really like receiving notifications right on my watch and I can easily command Siri all without touching my iPhone so that keeps the screen off on my iPhone which helps to conserve battery life and bury life on the Apple watch has always been excellent I get at least one full day out of it but I always charge it at night to make sure I get through a full day it's also a very convenient and quick way of unlocking my Mac so I

Didn't even touch my touch ID sensors on my MacBook Pros this is also one of the best fitness trackers out there so this keeps track of all of your activity during the day and you can also quickly start a workout just by commanding Siri now for me I think cellular connectivity on the Apple watch is more of a luxury than a necessity there's very few situations where I might actually use this so in the end Series 3 isn't a huge upgrade from series 2 of course we get the faster processor and if you care about it cellular but for me my favorite new feature is Siri with voice feedback

I use Siri a lot on my watch and if it works more reliably I think that's even better alright you guys enjoyed this look at the series 3 Apple watch if you guys enjoyed this video please give it a like to let me know and I'll see you again in my next video

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