Apple showed off its third-generation Watch series this week. The smart wearable is the company’s first #Lte model that comes with its own e-SIM card. Users will no longer be required to connect their smartwatches with iPhone devices. They can simply receive and make calls directly with the updated wearable. The watch will compete with Samsung Gear S3.

Price of the watch

According to a report by Tech Radar, Apple Watch 3 will be available for pre-orders, starting September 15. Following which, the shipping will begin on 22 September. The starting price of the standard model is $329, and its LTE model ranges up to $399. The Watch features a 1.65-inch display, which is the same as what appeared on its previous model.

There’s isn’t a total overhaul when it comes to the Watch’s design. In fact, it looks identical to its predecessor. The smart wearable packs a (Red) digital crown, with multiple options for straps. There’s a new smart fabric wristband that users can choose. Its battery life has received a boost. The smartwatch can work up to two days on full charge.

Specs, features and other details

This is applicable on both, standard and LTE models. The company has also included the #wireless charging option with Watch 3. This is just another one of the selling points for Apple, as far as its smart wearable is concerned. The smartwatch will run on the latest watch OS 4, which was unveiled by the Cupertino giant at its WWDC conference in June. The OS includes a range of new features and enhancements. Special emphasis has been applied to features involving fitness.

For example, there are newer apps that facilitate the requirement of the users. The heart rate sensor has also received a major boost. The #Apple Watch 3 also comes with the ability to pair with other devices via Bluetooth. This is another one of those beneficial upgrades that those who don’t own an iPhone can optimize.

The Watch 3 comes powered by a newly-built dual-core processor. According to the announcement made by Apple, the processor ensures up to seventy percent faster performance in comparison to its predecessors. Strangely enough, the company hasn’t given the OS any specific name. The company states that the wireless charging technology and its OS will work hand-in-hand nevertheless. The new Watch might also have the ability to pair up with Apple Air Pods, making it a full-fledged speaker/audio device.