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Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) Aluminum case GPS smartwatch

The Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) Aluminum case GPS is a smartwatch with a 1.4-inch touchscreen color OLED Retina display, compatible with iOS and includes step counting, sleep tracking, and calories burned.


The Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) Aluminum case GPS is a smartwatch compatible with iOS and includes real-time heart-rate monitor, steps, sleep, and calories. It has a touchscreen display with 272 x 340 screen resolution. Lacks always-on display capability. It has an on-screen battery indicator and a wireless magnetic charging dock. It has phone notifications, and vibration alerts. It includes inactivity alerts that remind you to move if you are sitting for a long time. It has a find my phone and find my watch feature, can control playback of music stored on your smartphone and can control playback of music stored on your watch. Has WiFi, GPS and NFC. The manufacturer offers changeable straps. It has weather at-wrist feature. Has LTE and UMTS, Siri speaks, 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, and Bluetooth 4.2. The Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. The scrolling of vertical views is now controlled by rotating the Digital Crown. On the lock screen, the watch's PIN pad has been enlarged making numerical input easier. The new Flashlight tool lights the watch's screen using solid white, flashing white, or solid red light. The Music app now automatically shows up as your primary watch screen on wrist raise when you're listening to a song on your watch or iPhone. Improvements have been made to the Heart-rate app and its tracking, including: overall faster readings, an overview of your current heart-rate, resting rate, walking average, last recorded exercise, and alerts if your heart-rate peaks while your watch detects no major activity. It has multi-sport tracking features: outdoor walk, outdoor run, outdoor cycle, indoor walk, indoor run, indoor cycle, elliptical, rower, stair stepper, high intensity interval training, pool swim, open water swim. Its dimensions are 1.5 x 1.7 x 0.5 inches (LxWxD) and it weighs 1.8 ounces.


Cellular Cellular Has the ability to connect to a cellular network without a smartphone.
Phone compatibility Phone compatibility Indicates which phones, either specific models or the operating system they use that works with the watch.
Standalone GPS Standalone GPS Standalone GPS means you connect to GPS from your watch without bringing your phone with you.
Standalone music Standalone music Standalone music means you connect to your headphones from your watch without bringing your phone with you.
NFC NFC A short-range wireless technology that triggers a transaction between the watch and another device, usually by bumping them together. On smartwatches, it’s most often used to initiate the pairing sequence with a new phone or tablet to authorize payments at a retailer’s pay terminal.
WiFi WiFi A long-range wireless communication technology that enables a smartwatch to pair with a smartphone and with other devices within a home network or remote location via the Internet.
Heart-rate monitor Heart-rate monitor Indicates what type of heart-rate monitor is used, if at all. The two main types are active and stationary. Stationary heart-rate monitors measure your pulse only at intervals you choose, mostly at rest. Active heart-rate monitors measure your pulse continuously, or automatically at variable intervals.
Display type Display type Technology used by the display, such as OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, LCD, or e-paper.
color OLED Retina
Touch screen Touch screen Indicates whether the watch can be controlled by touching its display.
Battery life (claimed) Battery life Claimed number days, often a range, manufacturer says the watch will function on a charge.
18 Hrs
Depth and duration (ft., min.) Depth and duration How resistant the watch is to submersion in water, as tested by subjecting the device to a water pressure equivalent to the depth the manufacturer claims the smartwatch can withstand.
164 feet for 10 minutes


Crystal type Crystal type The material used to protect the display. Often it’s made of a mineral such as sapphire or quartz, or other materials such as glass or plastic.
Ion-X glass
Case material Case material Primary material used to manufacture the case, excluding the display.
Diameter (in.) Diameter The diameter of the case, measured to nearest tenth of an inch.
Display size (in.) Display size Size of the active screen, to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Weight (oz.) Weight Weight of watch in ounces.
Thickness (in.) Thickness Thickness of the watch measured to the nearest tenth of an inch.