Apple 3 smartwatches do well in Consumer Reports testing
Consumer Reports is out with its test results for the new Apple Watch Series 3. These smartwatches were just unveiled a few weeks ago.
Not only did these watches make the recommended list, but they ranked near the top of the ratings. In fact, the Apple Series 3 with GPS and cellular, and a stainless steel case is the magazine's top-rated smartwatch, earning 95 out of 100 points.
Its sapphire crystal glass surface did very well on scratch resistance. It also earned high marks for step counting and heart-rate tracking.
The Apple Series 3 watches with aluminum cases also earned favorable ratings, but the Ion-X glass wasn't quite as scratch resistant.
The cellular models of the Series 3 make calls, receive email and text messages and stream music without a WiFi connection, just like a smartphone.
Some users and reviewers have reported dropped calls. Consumer Reports said it tried, but could not reproduce those problems with its tests.