As the highly anticipated Apple Watch 3 [VIDEO] is inching closer to its probable September release date, a lot of rumors and speculations about the next-gen wearable gadget have already flooded the internet. The smartwatch in question is likely to get unveiled in September alongside the much awaited 10th anniversary special iPhone 8.

It is expected that the upcoming device will be rolled out with a couple of new and innovative specs and features that will force #Apple Watch 2 users to upgrade to the gadget. We have compiled a list of features that we expect the generation next smartwatch to come loaded with. Check out the list below.

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Expected specs and features

What is confirmed at the moment is that the upcoming Apple smartwatch will be powered by WatchOS 4 operating system? The Cupertino-based tech giant recently previewed the next version of its wearable operating system WatchOS 4 at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month. The highlights of the new wearable operating system include a new vertical dock, a new Siri watch face, new branded watch faces, Bluetooth connectivity for health as well as sports gear and a better and upgraded Music app.

The next-gen smartwatch is rumored to feature a 1.65 inches micro-LED display, instead of an OLED screen as found on Apple Watch 2, a slimmer and more lightweight design, an upgraded processor for better speed and performance, and a front-facing camera for making calls, clicking selfies and may be FaceTime video calls as well.

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The Series 3 Apple Watch will include Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking that will help users know the nutritional value of their foods. Other features include heart rate analysis, sleep tracking, respiratory rate analysis, and new tracking sensors to track blood sugar and detect vital signs of heart attack.

LTE support highly likely

One of the most important features expected to make a debut in the upcoming smartwatch is LTE connectivity. LTE support will enable users to make Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls without the need of a companion iPhone.

As far as pricing is concerned, the tech giant is rumored to keep the starting price tag of the #Apple Watch 3 somewhere around $350 that is almost close to the current pricing scheme. Although nothing about the upcoming smartwatch has been officially announced, it is speculated that the wearable gadget will be launched alongside the much rumored iPhone 8 in September this year.

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