are you better off going with the Apple Watch Series 3 or going all out and
grab the series 4? Let’s go ahead and find out in this in depth look between
the two different Apple watches. So first thing first that stands out is obviously
the display, the series 4 has a new 44 mm size option, and yes, you can still
opt for a smaller size and that is the 40 mm size.
then we have the 42 mm series 3, which you can also grab in the smaller size of
38 but both of these Apple watches are the large size options. So side to side,
the display from the series 4 has a much better body to screen ratio, which
makes viewing and reading your messages off your wrist a lot easier.
then if we placed both watches under direct sunlight. Those are still very
visible. As Apple specify both series 4 and the series 3 are still 1000 NITS
brightness. Just the only thing I want to mention is under normal usage, I do
notice that on the series 4, colors tend to pop out a little bit more on its
both watches are running the latest watch OS 5 and both offer a LTE version for
an additional hundred dollars. So if you need a cellular connection, these two Apple
watches have that option. Just remembered there’s an always additional fee for
your service cellular provider. If you don’t opt for that option, you still
have GPS to get you connected.
it’s perfect for outdoor runs. If you just want to run and leave your phone
behind, you could do so. But if you’re running with your watch, they both can
simply connect to your AirPods, allow you to listen to music. And they both
have internal storage, just a series 3 on the other hand, that one still has
eight gigabytes of internal storage.
watch series 4 is now equipped with 16 gigabytes of storage. This is great for
storing your music library, your playlists, even photos. But I gotta be honest
with you, 16 GBs is kinda overkill. It’s cool. I’m not complaining, but the
most I personally had ever used is close to 6 GBs.
still really doable. Both of these Apple watches still have the main common
centers such accelerometer, gyroscope, and more. The only thing with the series
4 it has been enhanced, for instance, exclusively for the series 4. It’s able
to detect if you had a serious fall and will contact emergency dispatchers if
you’re unconscious and you’re unable to move.
is only something that’s available on the series 4, thanks to this new enhanced
hardware. It could quickly detect all these things. But when it comes to the
watch OS experience, both are able to satisfy.
daily usage, expect both of them to easily last two days of battery life. And
if whatever said reason you have to swim with your watch on, you’ll be glad to
know they’re both still rated at 50 meters water resistant. But now when it
comes to the performance speed aspect of things, the series 4 is equipped with
Apple’s S4 chip.
turn on the two watches side by side, plug into a power bank that will
automatically turn on both of these Apple watches as soon as you hit the power
button. The series 4 is literally double its speed as it takes roughly around a
minute to power up the Apple watch. While it takes two minutes to power up and
fully boot up the series 3.
But when it comes to general use daily apps to
open, both apple watches perform really great. The series 4 is always one or
two seconds faster, but Series 3 is still respectfully quick, so it shouldn’t
really fully ruin the watch OS experience even opening up Instagram, for example.
it still could do it just fine, but this is where S4 chip on the series 4 Apple
watch really does outperform series 3 as it was quickly able to load up a
webpage solely off of Wi-Fi.
watch series 5, the series 4 and the series 3 did get some new watch faces, but
it’s only the series 4 got some really good exclusive ones to better fit that new
edge to edge screen display like kaleidoscope and Infograph, just to name a
few. And as of right now, these are the only ones that actually allow you to
support a ton of different complications all in one Apple watch face.
quickly note, it’s only the series four that has the new air quality meter as
well as the UV meter. The series 3, although it has the latest watch OS, this wasn’t
added to the series 3 in order to previous Apple watches. When it comes to this
quickly switching watch faces, the series 3 tends to lag a little while the
Apple watch series 4 is fluid.
Apple watches still do an excellent job when it comes to fitness tracking. For
the everyday stuff that the average user will ever need, both Apple watches do
a really good job in keeping track of your steps.
watch series 3 VS 4 will notify you if you’ve been sitting for too long and
will also help encourage you to get off your butt to be more active. Both
watches Apple will congratulate you whenever you complete your rings. And both
are still equivalent as a heart rate monitoring system for a more reliable
active calorie burn estimate from your daily run.
Apple watches detect that your heart rate suddenly rapidly increases while
you’re just idle, the watch will notify you “Hey, you might be having some
health problems and we’ll keep that data store for you to review”. And if you
need to, you could still check your BPM on demand all off your wrist.
it’s only the series 4 that is equipped with the new ECG hardware. This is
currently the only smart wearable that’s equipped with ECG and is taking health
monitoring to a whole new level. And ECG data can also be exported to a PDF to
show to your doctor. So when it comes to the health side of things, for anybody
experiencing health complications, Apple watch series 4 has that. So maybe the
series 4 might be perfect for you.
the larger screen and the smaller improvements internally, not much has really
changed when it comes to the overall Apple watch design. If you minus the curve
display, but it’s really minor from a distance, it’s not really that
when we look at the speaker, the speaker grill on the series 4 is larger than
series 3. So when answering phone calls off your wrist, you’re most likely to
hear the person just fine on the series 4 but personally, under daily use, I
never really answered my phone calls off my wrist. I always paired them up with
AirPods. You can do the same thing on the series 3 so this isn’t really a deal
breaker, in my opinion.
can quickly view your messages. You can set reminder. You can play games. You
could connect both Apple watches independently to Wi-Fi while having a phone so
you could stream your music or stream podcasts all off the Apple watch
themselves. They have support for Bluetooth so you could pair them up with third
party Bluetooth headphones or AirPods connect a lot easier.
other words, for daily tasks, most of Apple watches can do a really good job,
although the series 3 doesn’t perform like the series 4 does. However, it doesn’t
ruin the whole watch OS experience. As I mentioned, it’s respectfully quick and
responsive. Just when compared against the series 4. It just has a one or two second
my personal final verdict, I think the best bang for your buck if, especially
if you’re on a budget and all you really want is to be up to date with the
latest OS and to be notified for any important message or phone calls you might
series 3 has definitely a great value, especially now with all these sales
going on. the series 4, however, if you want a bigger screen which does look a
lot more pleasant, in my opinion, and it’s more easy to view your images as
well as read messages off your wrist, but the big selling point has to be the
hardware that’s inside it.
ECG can definitely be a huge health advantage to somebody who is known to have
health conditions. Health issues, such as fall detection is perfect for elderly
people or somebody who has a history of injuring themselves. And this just
gives them a peace of mind and can definitely become a huge lifesaver.