Since its debut in 2015, the Apple Watch has quietly come to dominate the wearable market. Now, with the releases of the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple is cementing the device as the preeminent smart watch.
The big selling point of the Series 3 is its support for cellular connectivity. The elevator pitch is with an LTE connection, users don’t have to rely on their iPhone to make calls and send messages. It breaks the tether, so to speak, so you can comfortably go on a run and leave your phone at home.
But that’s not really why the Apple Watch is so important. Over the past few years, Apple has evolved its wearable into a powerful device for wellness, whether you’re tracking a workout or keeping an eye on your heartrate.
Apple explains how the newest Apple Watch can be key to your health:
The right apps can play an active role in reminding you to keep up with healthy regimes and routines. Whether you want to drink more water, improve your sleep, or better manage a condition like diabetes, Apple Watch Series 3 lets you add the apps that will help most.
The Apple Watch may not have started out as a device designed for the health-conscious, but that’s the angle it’s taking now. And, if all goes according to plan, the vast number of Apple Watch wearers will be better off for it. There’s a reason why Apple Watch satisfaction is so high among users.
With the ability to send messages, make calls, and talk to Siri—all without the iPhone—the Apple Watch Series 3 is easy to recommend for folks looking for a powerful smartwatch with advanced health features.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is available for $399 with cellular and $329 without. Check out the video above to hear more thoughts from Jon, who has been using the wearable for the past few months.