Apple Watch Series 3 is plagued by battery issues and LTE problems

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But as The Verge notes, the cellular service provided by the wearable isn't all Apple said it would be.

"We are investigating a fix for a future software release", the email said.

It's worth noting that some separate reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3 haven't mentioned such connectivity issues.

An Apple spokeswoman confirmed the problem with TechCrunch, stating, "We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular". "That's why I can't recommend the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 until the connectivity is more reliable". If you haven't ordered one yet, it's probably best to hold off, or opt for the non-cellular version, which includes the other Series 3 benefits like a faster processor and barometric altimeter. While Samsung did have a smartwatch with a modem in it, I could never get it to work well and this model never caught on. In the review, Lauren says that if she walked away from her iPhone, the Apple Watch would take several minutes to switch to LTE.

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. Apple began taking preorders for the device last Friday. I would much prefer this watch if it were black.

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 connecting to unknown WiFi networks?

The latest watch also has a bigger focus on fitness and health.

Gruber ultimately found the device useful and did not experience connectivity problems. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

"Audio quality for phone calls on the watch is very good", Gruber wrote.

The watch doesn't require a new data plan, but an add-on to existing plans. "The new cellular feature is great for leaving your phone behind during workouts (then taking an Uber back or stopping at Whole Foods for a refueling snack)".

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