LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We're Just Finding Out

LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We're Just Finding Out

LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We're Just Finding Out

A number of reviewers this week have complained that their cellular-enabled, third-generation Apple Watches were having connectivity issues, wreaking havoc on some the watches' most significant new features.

Lauren Goode of tech news website The Verge wrote that while trying out the new Apple Watch she experience "notable connectivity issues", with the device trying to link with unknown WiFi hot-spots instead of a telecommunications network.

"We are investigating a fix for a future software release", the email said. This feature allows the users to ditch their mobile phones and answer calls with Apple Watch Series 3.

The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. With a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, it can make/take calls, activate Siri, send texts and connect to the internet without pairing with an iPhone, as previous variants were required to.

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Several US media outlets cited Apple as releasing a statement saying the company "discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular".

Poor Dick, he upgraded to the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3.

Problems with Apple watch connectivity cropped up on three different pre-production models, across two states and on two different carriers, Stern said. Though the Apple Watch 3 can only manage an hour of talk time, Apple is touting it as a way to maintain data and voice connectivity for short periods of time in situations not conducive to using a smartphone. The Watch also gets "noticeably warm" after a long phone call using the Watch, according to the Journal. "People won't know you're calling them from your watch if you don't tell them".

It should come as little surprise that Apple's claim of all day battery life is rather put to the test in the real world.

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