First Apple Watch S3 Devices Suffer from LTE Connectivity Issues

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Lauren Goode is one of The Verge's wearables reviewer's and here's what she said in her column: While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. A fix is being looked at for a future software update.

Apple Watch Series 3 set to hit the market on Friday boasts the ability to connect directly to telecommunications networks to let users remain connected without a smartphone for phone calls, music and other functions.

The Apple Watch Series 3 was announced just last week and is being prepared for shipment. 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. Series 3 should feature built-in cellular connection.


At $400, the cellular version of the Apple Watch 3 is pricey - $70 more than the non-cellular version. At one point during the show, a woman paddle boarding without her smartphone (but wearing the new Apple Watch) stood on her board and called into the event, demonstrating the smartwatch's ostensible independence.

It should come as little surprise that Apple's claim of all day battery life is rather put to the test in the real world. Furthermore, same like with Goode's phone, the problem persisted on several more devices and connected to unknown and unprotected Wi-Fi networks, although without the full connection. Users have reported problems sending messages from Miscosoft Outlook or Exchange accounts linked to iOS 11's Mail app. Users have been receiving "Cannot Send Mail" errors, and Apple has confirmed to 9to5Mac that it is "working closely with Microsoft" to fix the problem.

The original Apple Watch Series 3 comes with Global Positioning System function, waterproof design, and a smooth-running processor. In fact, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon offer service packages dedicated to Apple Watch Series 3.

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