Updated 18 Sep 2018

Apple

Watch Series 3

Snapshot: The Apple Watch Series 3 is waterproof and has GPS. It only works with iOS phones.

Watch Series 3
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$529

priceme.co.nz

Join us now to unlock this content

Unlock all of Consumer from just $12 a month

  • Heaps of buying advice so you can choose with confidence
  • Independent reviews of thousands of products and services
  • Personal advice an email or phone call away on our advice line (members only)
Log in

Test results

Overall score
71
Fitness functions
?/10
Smart functions
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Battery
?/10

Good points

  • Good for fitness functions.
  • Accurate fitness sensors.
  • Very good for smart functions.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK for apps.
  • Very good features.
  • Can be worn while swimming.
  • Has GPS.

But

  • Poor battery.
  • Only works with iOS.
  • No sleep tracker.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Fitness functions (25%). Includes sleep tracking and assessments of fitness apps. Also includes Sensor accuracy which assesses the precision of sensors such as heart rate monitors and step counters.

Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

Features (5%). Assesses available features.

Price is based on a September 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$529
Type
Smartwatch

More test results (/10)

Apps
6.7
Features
8.2
Sensor accuracy
7.7
Heart rate accuracy
9.0

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
97
Brand satisfaction (%)
79

Specifications

Weight (g)
50
Battery life (tested, hours)
49
Time to fully charge from 0% (mins)
120
Charge gained from 0% in 30 minutes (%)
33%

Features

Heart-rate monitor
Yes
Sleep tracker
No
Water resistant
Yes
Can swim with
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
Yes
GPS
Yes
Works with iOS
Yes
Works with Android
No
Touchscreen
Yes
Clock display
Yes
Text message notification/read/reply
Yes / Yes / Yes
Make and receive calls
Yes
Music control
No
Navigation
Yes
Control phone camera
Yes