Time to talk to the doll. Apple has launched a new series of 3 complete watches with mobile functionality.
The new smartwatches are now on sale for holiday shopping only.
Apple Watch fans will find a complete replacement for Series 3, the Apple Watch 2. It comes with numerous upgrades, including the ability to make calls on the wrist.
The watch allows mobile calls to all major operators in the United States. The device supports data and voice and uses the same number as the iPhone.
Calls are priced that adds you around $ 10 per call. One month at current wireless speeds, but imagine the fun and possibilities of chatting like a comic melted Dick Tracy.
Apple's new wireless W2 chip makes the calls work. Switch between Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the watch itself and always search for the iPhone first.
You can make a call directly using the watch keypad or by tapping an existing switch. Writing the right message is limited to writing a letter, typing or dictating emojis.
You can also chat with Siri. You are no longer limited to on-screen text responses. However, enabling Siri without an iPhone nearby can be problematic.
Although the watch is designed to free you from your phone, it needs an iPhone to help you set up and install the app. Calls don't work with Android phones.
Most people use the Apple Watch as a fitness monitor. The novelty of the apple watch series 3 38mm is an additional barometric altimeter with touch sensor and GPS. The built-in GPS records the distance, speed and route of outdoor programs.
The altimeter monitors altitude with hilly distances and higher climbs. It is also "sea-tight" and safe for 50 meters.
Heart rate measurement has been improved. The additional graphs refer to your average resting heart rate and your running heart rate throughout the day. The list also includes other graphs and averages of your workouts, as well as fitness offers for Samsung Gear watches.
Workout is easier to start and stop or change on the road. Performances can be paused automatically. Music controls appear in the quick scan practice and playlists can be set to work automatically.
Those who want to listen to music while exercising will find better synchronization with WatchOS 4. Playlister OS can be added when the watch is charged. Most of the songs can be downloaded from the iTunes library.
Like most new Apple products, using a wireless headset requires you to enjoy the sound. Air Pods are a great match for the watch.
Although the Apple Series 3 has additional features, it is not a complete replacement for the iPhone. Replying to emails and messages is not easy and there is no camera. Your phone is always needed to set up everything and add applications and other information.
Battery life can be an issue. Due to limitations, calls can be very limited, as can GPS-assisted training. The cost of Apple music and wireless services will increase the cost.
Apple Watch 2 users will notice that the appearance of old and new devices is small. Three have a red dot in the crown, two do not. The size is more or less the same. You can use old tapes attached to old models.
The mobile version of the Series 3 costs around $ 400. A stainless steel model costs around $ 600, then there are more luxurious Hermes and ceramic models over $ 1,200.
Apple will continue to improve its smart watch offering. While not revolutionary, the 3 Series is the first to offer mobile functionality with enhanced fitness apps. The tech giant hopes consumers will find the right time to buy.