The fastest Ap­ple Watch yet

Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 (GPS)

HWM (Singapore) - - TEST - By Kenny Yeo

Un­for­tu­nately for us, Sin­ga­pore is not get­ting the cel­lu­lar ver­sion of the new Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 yet. For now, we have to be con­tent with the Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 (GPS). To be hon­est, not much is dif­fer­ent; it has a faster pro­ces­sor, a more ef­fi­cient wire­less chip, a built-in al­time­ter, and that’s about it. The de­sign and size are mostly iden­ti­cal, and this model still re­tains the builtin GPS and 50 me­ters wa­ter re­sis­tance.

In fact, most of the changes that one would ex­pe­ri­ence are mostly due to Ap­ple’s new watchOS 4. watchOS 4 is a pretty ma­jor up­date and adds some im­por­tant fea­tures. One of the most signi cant is the Heart Rate app, which now shows deeper in­sights in­clud­ing de­tails like rest­ing and walk­ing heart rates. It can even alert you if it de­tects ab­nor­mal heart rates. The Work­out app is now more uid to use and is also able to track High­In­ten­sity In­ter­val Train­ing (HIIT) ex­er­cises.

watchOS 4 also adds a cou­ple of new watch faces. There’s a new Siri watch face that gives in­stant ac­cess to Siri, plus it up­dates dy­nam­i­cally based on your in­for­ma­tion in other apps like Cal­en­dar, Re­minders, Ac­tiv­ity, and Wal­let. And for fans of Toy Story, there’s also new Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear watch faces that an­i­mate when­ever you raise your wrist. And nally, there’s the Kalei­do­scope face that changes and dis­torts when users ro­tate the Dig­i­tal Crown, cre­at­ing unique trippy pat­terns.

In the real world, I think most Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 2 own­ers will strug­gle to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween their watch and the new Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 (GPS). For sure, the lat­ter is no­tice­ably quicker, but the dif­fer­ence isn’t night and day. For own­ers of the Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 2, it makes more sense to wait and see if the

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