Update: Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4 on Sept. 12, 2018, but the company still hasn't launched its AirPower wireless charger that was promised for 2018. Luckily there are plenty of copycats on the market that will work with the Watch Series 3 and 4. Here are some affordable options:
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple is again receiving accolades for it products, in this case from TIME magazine. The recently launched iPhone X was included on two best of 2017 lists, with the Apple Watch Series 3 joining the party. When it comes to the top 10 gadgets of the year, the iPhone X took second place behind the Nintendo Switch. Apple Watch Series 3 landed in ninth place, thanks to its LTE support.
The Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS and cellular starts at $399 (38mm size) or $429 (42mm) . Non-cellular models (GPS-only) start at $329 (38mm) or $359 (42mm). Base models include an aluminum case and sport band.
Apple Watch Series 3 can share a phone number with its paired iPhone, thanks to a built-in LTE cellular radio. When activated, the Series 3 can send and receive messages, make phone calls and use cellular data in other apps. Are carriers charging Apple Watch owners extra for this connectivity?
In typical fashion, Apple opened pre-orders for several of its upcoming fall products on Friday at 12:01 AM Pacific time. While the initial batch of iPhone 8 pre-orders did not sell out in the first few hours, over the weekend delivery dates have slipped. In fact, now that over two days has passed, shipping times across the board have increased on the device lineup.