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Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues

Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues

"That's why I can't recommend the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 until the connectivity is more reliable".

The new Apple smartwatch is the first to connect to cellular networks on its own, without having to be electronically tethered to an iPhone, but reviewers had issues staying connected while reviewing the new device. A fix is being looked at for a future software update.

In a review for the Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern summed up the problem in the headline: Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Untethered. and Unreliable. With a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, it can make/take calls, activate Siri, send texts and connect to the internet without pairing with an iPhone, as previous variants were required to.

The Apple Watch Series 3 has been available for pre-orders since September 15 and will go on sale starting September 22 in various countries including the United States, the UK, Australia, Germany. Series 3 should feature built-in cellular connection. The Watch also gets "noticeably warm" after a long phone call using the Watch, according to the Journal. Additionally, the spokesperson stated that Apple is working on a fix.

"On more than one occasion, I detached myself from the phone, traveled blocks away from my home or office, and watched the Watch struggle to connect to LTE", Goode noted.

In my case, watchOS 4 and Series 3 will also help me manage my diabetes much better.

Another fairly positive review came from Buzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen, who declared the Apple Watch Series 3 the "best smartwatch I've ever used" but explained that since most wearables were pretty terrible, that wasn't a great compliment.

Although most of us have been conditioned to never let our smartphones out of our sight, there are many times it is not proper or even convenient to have them with us.

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 connecting to unknown WiFi networks? And she wasn't too impressed with the new watch's battery life, but found the device particularly useful for its fitness tracking functions. The new Apple Watch is now set to ship on September 22.