Leave your iPhone at home: Apple Watch Series 3 has built-in cellular

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The brand is further giving an impetus to health and fitness via the Apple Watch.

It will even warn you if your heart rate is high when you're not active, or warn you if it's beating out of its normal rhythm.

If it was possible for the Apple Watch Series 3 to remain connected to an iPhone from a longer distance, it would certainly increase the usefulness and practicality of this smartwatch. Yes, you can place calls using your Apple Watch, without having your iPhone around.

Apple Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new smartwatch capable of connecting to cellular networks for calls, messages and streaming music, marking the first step toward liberating the Apple Watch and users from dependency on the iPhone.

There are two versions of Series 3: One with cellular ($399) and one without ($329).

The Apple Watch 3 features a red Digital Crown as opposed to it just matching the build material of the casing that you purchased. The device also features a completely revamped workout app.

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Battery life is 18 hours. The Apple Watch Series 1 will decrease in price to $249.

Tim Cook told the audience that their time keeping gadgets were the "number one watch in the world". It ships out on September 22. Last year's model, for instance, introduced Global Positioning System capabilities, so that the watch can measure runs and bike rides more accurately without the iPhone nearby.

Apple is set to reveal its ultra-premium 10th anniversary iPhone today, as well as an upgraded iPhone 8 and some exciting announcements around iOS, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

Angela Ahrendts, Apple senior vice president of retail, discussed big new stores coming from Apple and the company's goal to make its stores into community centers.

It might look the same, but the latest smartwatch from Apple sounds like it will be a lot more powerful. The new watches will be compatible with Apple's older watch bands, so people who have several will be able to use them with the new device.

In the aluminum models, there is now a new aluminum gold color, and a gray color provides another selection for the ceramic case of the Apple Watch Series 3 Edition.