Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3

The new Apple Watch Series 3 is smarter, more powerful and comes with a new set of features that make it even more versatile than before. If you’re a fitness buff, music lover or constantly on-the-go, Apple Watch Series 3 has everything you need to be more active, motivated and connected than ever.


Take your workout to new heights.

Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a Barometric Altimeter which means that in addition to being able to record the distance, speed and route of your outdoor workout, you can now also track the elevation when you’re doing your hill sprints, walking up stairs or cycling up that challenging mountain. Combine all of these useful stats together and view them on your iPhone when you get home to accurately track and improve on your performance over time. 


Go deeper than ever before. 

With up to 50m water resistance, your Apple Watch Series 3 is geared and ready for those adventurous open-water swimming expeditions. If you’re doing some laps in the pool then you can track your progress as you go. With watchOS 4 you can even track the pace and distance of the different types of strokes that you do. When you’re done, your Apple Watch cleverly ejects any residual water from the speakers using sound vibrations. 


Stay charged up and connected.

AirPower support for your Apple Watch Series 3 means that you can charge it wirelessly by placing in on the new AirPower mat designed by Apple. Neat and nifty all in one. The W2 wireless chip enables a Wi-Fi connection so that you can stay on top of your everyday tasks. Not only is it Wi-Fi enabled, it is also more energy efficient so it offers more power using less battery. Don’t forget that you can call on Siri to help you do exactly that. With watchOS 4, Siri just gets smarter and smarter, making her your go-to all day assistant. She takes the holistic approach, so she doesn’t forget about your workouts either and will keep encouraging you to achieve your goals. 


Pack a powerful punch. 

An entirely new processor comes with Apple Watch Series 3 making it up to 70% faster than Apple Watch Series 2. So when you’re tracking your workouts, browsing through your music or just getting stuff done, expect to get things done a whole lot faster. 


Reach new fitness goals with watchOS 4

With watchOS 4, there are improved ways to better track your workouts, whether they are ones listed on the default list or new workouts that you add, label and program yourself. With modified heart rate and motion algorithms in watchOS 4, monitoring is even more accurate for things like high intensity workouts. Heart rate measurements and calorie burn are also closely monitored so that you’re pushed to your fitness limit.


Please note: Currently the Apple Watch Series 3 cellular models are not available in South Africa. Keep an eye on the iStore website for updates. 


Here’s a breakdown and comparison of Apple Watch Series 1, 2 and 3



Apple Watch Series 1

Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS)


Heart rate sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope

GPS with GLONASSHeart rate sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope

Barometric altimeterGPS with GLONASSHeart rate sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope

Battery Life

Up to 18 hours

Up to 18 hours

Up to 18 hours. Has built in AirPower support.


Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

W2 Wireless Chip, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Storage capacity





Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold

Silver, Space Black, Gold, Rose Gold

Silver, Space Gray, Gold


S1P dual-core processor

S2 dual-core processor

S3 dual-core processor

Water Resistance

Splash resistant

Water resistant up to 50 meters (Swim proof)

Water resistant up to 50 meters (Swim proof)

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