The fastest Apple Watch yet
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS)
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