Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews Uncover Connectivity and Battery Problems

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Battery life seems to be rather less than was proclaimed at launch, and Apple has also identified LTE issues that prevent the watch from using cellular.

Apple says it's "investigating a fix for a future software release".

Apple Watch Series 3 set to hit the market on Friday boasts the ability to connect directly to telecommunications networks to let users remain connected without a smartphone for phone calls, music and other functions.

In a review for the Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern summed up the problem in the headline: Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Untethered. and Unreliable.

In a review of the new Apple Watch Series 3 with Global Positioning System and cellular connectivity, The Verge noticed that the watch often didn't connect to networks properly. A Wall Street Journal review reported similar problems. Unlike previous versions of the watch, it has cellular network connectivity built in.

Apple is up 34.15% this year, including Wednesday's drop.




The watch doesn't require a new data plan, but an add-on to existing plans.

Reviews of the new watch were posted on Wednesday morning, and most were users were disappointed with the product.

With no hint of when the fix will be issued, this is something that's surely going to be a concern for anyone who has placed an order and is now waiting for their new Apple Watch to arrive. The Watch has a tendency to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular.

Ars will have its own review of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the coming days. Now, the company is admitting to The Verge that the Apple Watch Series 3 isn't working like it's supposed to.

Apart from connection issues, some reviewers were disappointed with the drain on the watch's battery while making calls. "People won't know you're calling them from your watch if you don't tell them".

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