Apple Watch Series 3, the third generation of the popular Apple wearable, was announced in September 2017, and was a direct replacement for the Apple Watch Series 2. This new Watch had a faster processor than the Series 2 - the Apple A3 dual-core chip. This increase in processing speed allowed the Apple digital assistant - Siri - to speak directly from the device for the first time. Still available in two body sizes (38- and 42-mm), the Apple Watch Series 3 came in four variants – the standard Watch, an Edition version, and two co-branded models; Nike+ and Hermes. The usual wide choices of materials and colours for the watch body, face and wrist band made the Apple Watch Series 3 totally customisable, and added to the continuing appeal of this practical and fashionable wearable device.
Generations 1 and 2 of Apple Watch were delivered with Bluetooth 4.0, but Apple Watch Series 3 came complete with the more advanced Bluetooth 4.2. This new 3rd Generation Watch was available in a GPS-only version with 8 GB of storage, and a cellular-enabled model with 16 GB of storage. The two separate versions were the first to require a specific iPhone model for pairing - previous Apple Watch versions had all been compatible with iPhone 5 or above, but now the 8 GB (GPS-only) version required iPhone 5S or above, and the 16 GB (cellular) model required iPhone 6 as a minimum spec. Both versions of the Apple Watch Series 3 had increased RAM – 768 MB compared with 512 previously – and were fitted with an altimeter to measure stair climbs, ascents and descents as part of the health and fitness tracker functions.
Your Apple Watch Series 3 is a handsome and practical piece of hardware – not only a fashion accessory, but a useful personal assistant in your day to day life at work and at play. Being in constant everyday use can be a little hard on this technological wonder, and no doubt it will take some hard knocks and rough handling from time to time. If you have accidently been a little too rough with your Watch, you may find that the sensitive Force Touch functions don’t operate as they should, or you have a problem with the display, casing or band. Don’t worry, iTechnician has Apple Watch repair experts on hand to get your problems sorted in double-quick time. As soon as you notice a problem, contact your nearest iTechnician repair centre (they are spread along the length and breadth of the UK). You can arrange to call out an iTech for an on-demand repair wherever you are (at home, at work or away on holiday), arrange to call in to the repair centre, or mail in your Apple Watch to get it repaired – whatever suits your schedule. You can be confident that when you put your Watch into the hands of an iTech, you will get a fast, honest repair service, at the best prices in the area.
Apple Watch (Series 3) repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.