Apple cuts price of original Apple Watch to $249

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Apple cuts price of original Apple Watch to $249

The company claims that Series 3 is 50% more battery efficient. It will also display other details such as resting rate, recovery rate, and more.

You can check out these Apple watchOS 4 update features in more detail in this roundup detailing the new features that Apple announced earlier this year. Some apps switch from the iPhone to the Apple Watch when it detects the phone has been left behind. There are two versions of the Series 3 coming from Apple: the cellular version comes at a price of $399, while one without the function will cost $329. However, a new model comes with cellular access, so it will be possible to do more - such as receiving messages - while the phone is at home.

But a September unveiling is still expected by virtually all sources, and it seems that the iPhone 8 could be accompanied by the Apple Watch Series 3 at this date. Apple says third-party apps will work over cellular as well, and next month it will be possible to stream Apple Music content from the wrist. One example shown featured using an Major League Baseball app to see play stats over the field while you're at the ballpark.

Powered by WatchOS 4, the Apple Watch can now function independently on its own. The company demoed making a phone call from the Watch which also showed off a clear audio sound. There is a W2 wireless chip for bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The announcement came on the stage of the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park Campus. That's impressive considering the Apple Watch 3 has a new LTE antenna and altimeter crammed inside.

During Apple's "Let's Meet at Our Place" event on September 12, Cupertino unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 3. A call is made from the Apple Watch calling demonstration.

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It is the same size as the Series 2, despite adding everything needed for cellular and LTE connectivity. The Series 3 units are now with cellular LTE connectivity, Global Positioning System and a ton of other extras, yet they are barely thicker than the Series 2, and are still with an all-day battery (not that this is anything to write home about). If you wouldn't talk on speakerphone, you shouldn't talk on your Apple Watch. The watch offers an 18 hour battery backup.

Customers will be able to preorder Apple Watch Series 3 beginning Friday, September 15, and the devices will begin shipping on September 22.

But was the move to the Apple Watch 3 as big a leap?

Previously, we have many reports suggesting Apple Watch be the best selling smart watch in the world.

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