It’s Time To Buy The Apple Watch Series 3
While everyone is all excited about the iPhone X, the best Apple product released during the September event goes unnoticed, and it wasn’t a mobile phone. The Apple Watch was the actual hero of the show; it finally became what it should have been a long time ago.
It is now worth the money, and it is finally time to buy it.
When the first generation Apple Watch was released, I was the first in line to get it. I wore it around the clock for a few months until I realized it was a glorified notification device and stopped using it. It was fragile, easily damaged by water and practically useless without your phone around.
When the second generation watch came out, I did not buy it, although it was slightly better than the first one as it was geared toward the fitness enthusiasts adding GPS, workout apps, better processor and water resistance.
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular
Today, I am ready to upgrade to the Series 3 GPS + Cellular Apple Watch. With the addition of cellular connectivity, the watch moved into a whole new level, living up to the expectations. Now you can run or swim without having to worry about carrying your phone with you all the time.
The cellular connectivity gives you the option to call, send SMS, command SIRI, navigate using maps, listen to / stream music and more. In addition to that, the Series 3 watch has an enhanced Heart Rate app, built-in GPS and altimeter to track the distance and elevation during your workout, it is swim-proof, you can pair it with several types of training equipment, and you can use your AirPods to listen to music from your watch.
What is an eSIM?
To activate the cellular connection on your Apple Watch you need a separate SIM card than that of your phone (using the same phone number). The watch supports the eSIM, it is a new form of SIM cards, it is a Virtual SIM and it is different than the ones we currently use in our mobile devices.
The eSIM is an integrated SIM chip, one that you don’t need to remove from your device; it will be the standard for many connected devices around the house and in smart cars. When the user decides to switch operators, there will be no need to replace a SIM card; it can be done remotely and over the phone.
Currently, a handful of operators support eSIM functionalities across the world. From a business point of view, the eSIM disrupts the current operating system as it makes it easy for users to switch operators. Let’s hope there are no delays in adopting this new ecosystem as change is imminent. As much as it is challenging for operators, it provides both operators and users a whole new world of opportunities in the internet of things future.