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Apple Watch Series 3: Why I Kept It

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I have a love/hate relationship with Apple's newest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. On one hand, I continue to wear it every day and enjoy getting notifications on my wrist. On the other hand, I find it slow, expensive, and unnecessary. Apple Watch Series 3 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GViErtJT9ag Music from Epidemic Sound. Start your free 30-day trial! https://goo.gl/ibDfse More tech goodness: http://www.technobuffalo.com Deals: http://bit.ly/1JMh2qc Follow us! Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/technobuffalo Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/technobuffalo Instagram: http://instagram.com/technobuffalo Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+TechnoBuffalo
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cynomad (17 hours ago)
The USP is the watchfaces.In android wear.
Brent School (1 day ago)
I use several apps on my watch, to start my car, to control my home automation and to enter my checkbook transactions. The watch makes it nice as you don't have to pull out the phone to unlock the door when arriving at home.
Joshua Lindsey (2 days ago)
Love your videos! I bought mine yesterday (non LTE version) to workout more often. It’s a good motivation however, I still feel like a jerk dropping $380 on it. I also feel like a hypocrite because I ranted so much about my series 2 on how it was useless and dumb when when I sold it...but I think I’m keeping this one. Thanks for your brutally honest videos. Keep it up
Lucifer Laveaux (2 days ago)
I love my Apple Watch, I hardly use it but I never go anywhere without it
Ádám Pongrácz (3 days ago)
Is this the new grey color band? :)
LilCed (4 days ago)
How do you get 4-5 days battery?? With 4.2.2 I get 2 days max. While before I could only get a day and would have to charge every night. Anyone else get more than 2 days?
Erick Robles (4 days ago)
My reason was it was doctor recommended. I have an irregular heartbeat and I joined apple heart study to keep an eye on it. If I were to have a stroke the watch would call an ambulance and two of my contacts that I set as emergency in my medical I’d. So basically this watch can save my life. My sister also was told by her doctor to get one cause she has similar issue. It’s also cool how it keeps track of your fitness. My doctor can also obtain the info that the watch has been tracking of my heart. So he has a better idea of how my heart health is. Life saver. Thanks Apple.
Adam Söderström (4 days ago)
The biggest reason for me to get one, is for having the HomeKit-features available without using your phone. Plus, i wonder how it feels to finally stick your phone in to that custom pocket inside your backpack! haha!
Safwat Khan (4 days ago)
1:00
Phil de Scossa (4 days ago)
I’ve really enjoyed having my series 3 space black. Looks so shiny and looks very smart. I’ve enjoyed having my texts etc on my wrist so I don’t have to get my phone out all the time. Plus it’s really handy with using my AirPods for volume control. Oh and I love using it for Apple Pay. It’s amazing how fast this works.
God Vegito (4 days ago)
Should I buy series 1 Apple Watch
Erik Gonzalez (5 days ago)
Lte can make phone calls and tmobile has 3 months free lte pretty much why I dropped $400.
David De Leon (5 days ago)
my wife gave me a series 3 for xmas because after being an Android person since the g1 i switched to iphone and she wanted a reason for me not to go back to android..i find myself asking what i need this for. I had a second gen moto watch and felt the same..though with android atleast there's a lot of watch face development. it looks nice but thats about it...its good for notifications
RottenProduce (6 days ago)
You get all of the health stuff on the series one. I don't understand why anyone would need the series 3 to work out in the gym... it seems more oriented toward rich joggers.
RottenProduce (6 days ago)
But yeah, the series 3 seems like an overpriced status symbol.
RottenProduce (6 days ago)
I have the series one and I close my rings everyday (I'm currently on a 40 day streak). I also like getting notifications.
Jeremy DeBose (6 days ago)
Got mine mostly for bad money management and a good workout companion. Still using it for the fitness and being able to see Notifications is a big plus too.
Kansokusha Kamui (6 days ago)
It's all about the health and fitness. Apple knows that, and that is why they focused on fitness in the AWS3. But fitness is still a niche. Once they make it more about health, everyone will NEED one. I'm into fitness (really really into fitness), so I can't live without a fitness tracker with smart features. Moved from a fitbit, to the doomed MS band 2, to a garmin now. I skipped the AWS3 to see how much they'll improve the battery life on the AWS4, and then I might make the switch.
bostero y boliviano (6 days ago)
Wow, so sad, you still receive phone calls.
John Barone (6 days ago)
I’m torn myself on getting a Series 3 (currently use a Martian Notifier right now), but I can definitely see use for the LTE in those instances where your phone is temporarily unavailable. Recently, I had the battery on my iPhone replaced, and then the phone had to be replaced outright b/c of an issue during phone replacement. During all that time, my only available device was my iPad, which wasn’t exactly user friendly while I was out and about. And I thought all that time about just how useful the LTE watch would be right then.
Gail Rose (8 days ago)
I upgraded from series 1 to series 3 LTE and love it. I use it for reminders, email, texts, heart rate, weather, Apple Music, and taking calls while driving. Carrying my 7+ around is now a thing of the past. I can’t imagine being without it.
Lyrical00Messiah (8 days ago)
I got one for free...its the most first world product I’ve ever seen. I like it I just would never pay my own money.
A W (8 days ago)
This was a great video. Also the dog just chilling in the background made it for me.
Rolfin Pascual (8 days ago)
Final music name?
Josh Carrero (9 days ago)
Not an Apple Watch, but I just picked up a Fossil Q3 because I can't be without the ease of notifications that comes with a smart watch. It's super convenient to see them at a glance without having to take out my phone. It's also nice just to be able to check the time.
That sport band he is wearing is the Grey one, right? Has anyone ever seen it in person? I want to get one, but I’m afraid it might be too similar to the black I already have. My Watch is a Space Black Stainless Steel, not sure if it would match...
David Nunez (9 days ago)
RIP PEBBLE
Youtube Channel (10 days ago)
Are you wearing Kobes Jon?
Pietro Di Meglio (10 days ago)
I’m still rocking my launch Series 0, not felt a need to upgrade yet
Jacob armendariz (10 days ago)
#flex
waz9188 (11 days ago)
The Activity Rings have improved my fitness awareness and gamified keeping active. Brilliant and worth having it just for that! Notifications on the watch are more useful than I expected. More often than not I see texts, breaking news, and calls on my watch first. It’s very handy.
Heshan Kathriarachchi (11 days ago)
Whats sort of the best spec'ed android wear watch you can get right now? I have a 1st gen Moto360 and looking to upgrade. ( I have tiny wrists, so looking for something similar or slightly smaller than the Moto360) P.S- Fitness features and LTE not important
Drew Page (11 days ago)
I have a first gen Apple watch and still love it. I use it for step counting, heart rate tracking, weather, notifications, news. I don't use Apple watch apps either. They are slow and not very useful. For everything else, my first generation watch works great. No reason to buy a new one, and at the current prices, it's expensive even without LTE.
Nate Kwezi (11 days ago)
The watch asked you if you were ok?
Nomusa Magic (12 days ago)
Never owned iPhone but craved Apple Watch3. My Moto 2Gen stainless steel gorgeous (love EVERYthing customizable) but functionally limited. Bought kid IPhone X just2 takeover his IP6 JUST to get AW3. If I were queen, I’d keep Note 8 (or future Samsung Notes) and Apple Watch would be fully compatible. Right now, only Notification I truly lack/want: texts from Samsung Note 8 to AW3. Perfect combo. Samsung makes best phones. Apple makes superior watch :-)
Drrck11 (12 days ago)
I still use my Microsoft Band.
TechnoBuffalo (12 days ago)
I loved mine.
Jose Hernandez (12 days ago)
My Series 0 SS can make it a whole day, 6am to 11pm, and still have about 20% battery left. Recently the back of that watch came loose so I bought a Series 3 to replace it in the meantime and the battery is amazing. I’ll come home at the end of the day with the watch being at 80%. Series 3 definitely works much faster.
Callen Conway (12 days ago)
Updated Office Tour?
Benjamin Hamar (12 days ago)
I had an original Gear Neo for my brief outing into the android world. I got a good deal on the watch since I was getting the GS4. When I switched back to Apple a few moths later I really missed the watch. So when they finally made one I was all over it
dtvfan24 (13 days ago)
will use apple health exclusively after strava hack
dtvfan24 (13 days ago)
considering apple watch 4 when it comes with heart rate mointor
Christopher Finn (13 days ago)
Does iheartradio work on Apple Watch ⌚?
Scott Micale (13 days ago)
How are you getting 5 days off a single charge? I have the LTE version and I don't even have the LTE on and I can at most get 2 days.
Steven Wang (13 days ago)
Nice lighting:)
LostMySauce (13 days ago)
John Swoleinger
fbayona21 (13 days ago)
Great video. I’ve been stalling on getting an Apple Watch. Had the original and it wouldn’t last a day before dying. So glad the battery life has improved. That was my biggest gripe.
Maxwell Garcia Vlogs (13 days ago)
The Apple Watch is perfect for health
Oscar Hernandez (13 days ago)
Don’t worry, I was taking a stressful final and it asked me if I was okay too.
Eric Sisk (14 days ago)
I got it for workouts. I’ve lost almost 40 pounds since.
Eugene Bridge (14 days ago)
Your website design is almost as bad as the new Snapchat update
EXTERNAL CONCLUSION (14 days ago)
So he does not work. He is really a technoBUFFALO
cranqcore (14 days ago)
Wanted to have a smart watch mostly for the simple use case of running and listening to music while not having to take my phone with me (and still be able to listen wirelessly, and track heart rate, distance and time). However, since I’m allergic to nickel I opted for the new Samsung gearfit pro, which is 3 times cheaper than the steel Apple Watch. Together with an iPhone I can’t recommend that at all, no useful “smart” synergy whatsoever. If I could decide again, I might take the Apple Watch instead.
David Hall (14 days ago)
Got the gps only watch today I had the first generation watch and I like it as a watch it’s nice and light and I hadn’t been a watch wearing guy and now I need a watch and it’s nice with it on silent you can look at the notifications when your free. I waged up the cost of getting my first generation fixed it has some screen scuffs and the battery isn’t much good so went with the latest version and will keep it for as long as the battery lasts
Apar Agarwal (14 days ago)
Only for tracking my workouts. I only use Nike Running app, Strava & native workout app on  watch. I’ve series 0 and works fine
Justin F (14 days ago)
I love it for the workout aspect, calls and texts, and most of all the water minder complication. Goes great with working out and staying hydrated. More health stuff!
4theluvofmusic (14 days ago)
As someone who teaches abroad, I use the AW as a discreet timer for lesson activities and a calculator for printing appropriate amounts of handouts. I also use it to keep tabs on my bank and credit card balances, stocks, crypto-currency, as well as exchange rates and flight tracker when traveling, all at a glance. Fitness, texting, headlines and other notifications are just icing on the cake for me.
iRoswell Videos (14 days ago)
I love the series 3! When I’m out & about, I never really pull out my iPhone.
iRoswell Videos (14 days ago)
My biggest reason for getting it was workout related. I use it for that, & it’s been a huge motivator toward that goal, but I’ve also come to love the notifications aspect. I use the Watch for my daily water consumption as well as a reminder for things.
Chema FP (14 days ago)
Your hairline looks like the iPhone x notch 😂😂
UP96 (14 days ago)
I too have the Series 3 and it definitely is a good motivator. I started working out and use the FitList app. I bought the Premium version and really love it. I don’t even need my phone at the gym anymore because the app works great on Apple Watch.
Lao GEE (14 days ago)
I use the haweii watch for mostly just notifications, music control, and paging my phone but I still feel lost when it's not on arm lol
Steve Wright (14 days ago)
Moved away from Sport model to Stainless. I don't really look at the watch as a piece of tech anymore and more as a watch/jewelry that happens to have tech. Series 3 has helped with that since everything is quicker and apps feel more integrated.
Spencer Dean (14 days ago)
Hey Jon, 2 years ago I told you Apple's new "64bit" mobile architecture wasn't truly 64 bit. You argued and disagreed, showing your lack of knowledge on mobile architecture. Now its 2018 - and the 1998 patent Apple was being sued for infringing on has been settled, for over half a billion dollars ($506M). Suck it. Link for reference below: https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/26/apple-ordered-pay-patent-fine-506m-Wisconsin-infringement/
Ashish Kalam (14 days ago)
what keeps you away from android?
Nathan Pastor-Lutzo (14 days ago)
First & most important: I like the way it looks a lot, so I've loved wearing it as a watch and switch bands all the time. Fitness tracking, controlling music volume and playback as I commute on foot, notifications and untethering from my phone have all been reasons why I've enjoyed each generation of Apple Watch (it's been easy to sell each model so far to help with the money spent on each one). That said, the LTE connectivity is something I rarely used up until I too began going to the gym. I think if Apple were to radically redesign the case making the current  bands and accessories incompatible, I'd stop and stick with my Series 3 for awhile. Hopefully that doesn't happen anytime soon, I love seeing this product improve every year and collecting bands is a big plus for such an accessory.
Jalai (14 days ago)
I use mine mainly just to preview text and calls to know if they are worth me pulling out my phone and to take portrait photos using the watch to take the pics after propping up the phone somewhere. I bought it originally because I just like new things honestly. Oh and I'm still using the first generation lol
diane hernandez (14 days ago)
I wish Spotify worked without the need of having my phone near it :(
Jalai (14 days ago)
great video if you need an affordable online trainer I am available #ShamelessPlug
nougatbitz (14 days ago)
Temperature, Calendar, Notifications, Timers, Health stuff, all very useful. Will buy a new one when battery charges of new models can last through more than a week.
Michael Nguyen (14 days ago)
Oh jon getting ripped
Nia Castro (14 days ago)
I got the Apple Watch series 3 only because I got a massive discount on it... after using it for about 2 months I can’t imagine not having it. I mostly use it for time management and reminders, as someone who works freelance, I need to keep track of my time and my taste all day. The watch has been fantastic at keeping me on track. I also enjoy the activity app, I find that it encourages me to work out more throughout the day.
Jean Roy (14 days ago)
I like measuring my heart rate spikes while pooping. $350 well-spent.
Adam S. (14 days ago)
I don't workout very much, but have still found the watch super useful. It being on my wrist has helped my phone battery too, since I'm not pulling out my phone for every notification. My favourite thing about it though has been the sleep tracker app I installed on it. I've actively tried to have good sleeping habits since getting this watch.
Sir Barks Alot (14 days ago)
Where did you get the lamp from?
InabilityToBeBrief (15 days ago)
Why are you slurring your speech?
Zack (15 days ago)
I bought the Series 3 around a month ago, and am finding myself starting to use it less now. I always use my phone to workout with since I use an app called Strong that tracks all my sets. Entering information quickly in between sets is much easier when using my phone than the watch in my opinion. I’m also typically more traditional when it comes to watches, so as far as actually using the watch to tell time, I still prefer a traditional watch. The real thing I find the watch useful for is to check quick notifications at work or in class at college without taking out my phone. However, looking back, I’m not sure something that small was worth $508 after tax. I haven’t used the LTE feature very much since I almost always have my phone with me, so I’m curious to see if the watch would become much more valuable to me if I tried leaving my phone at home when I just run to the gas station or pharmacy quickly. I suppose only time will tell. Thanks for the video!
Zack (13 minutes ago)
Lucifer Laveaux Not a rant, just for those on the fence about buying an Apple Watch, as well agreeing with the video/giving my two cents lol.
Lucifer Laveaux (2 days ago)
Lol damn a whole rant lol
fedr39 (14 days ago)
Bud, If you're not happy with your Apple watch, I'll be more than glad to have it ;)
adam young X (15 days ago)
Is it okay to buy Apple Watch series 1 at this moment?
adam young X (15 days ago)
Can’t decide if i am going to buy AirPods or iWatch next week for my birthday
Salman Farizi (15 days ago)
I like Apple Watch especially series 3 (GPS only) because it motivates me to loose my weight like close the rings in the activity apps, since i bought it i lost 12 kg in 2 months. For real
Robert Ibanez (15 days ago)
got my series 3 for the same reasons as you, no lte model, I don't care for lte on my watch.  I tried the new fitbit ionic.  my wife has the series 3 and seeing all she could do with it for a few bucks more, I had to return the ionic.
Liva Shareef (15 days ago)
Got one as a gift, I only use it in nightstand mode when I go to bed :P or when I go out at night since my normal watch is black and I can’t tell time when it’s dark.
Allen S (15 days ago)
I bought it because when I’m at work I can get notifications from my wife and know if she is okay or needs something.
Daveee (15 days ago)
I use it to control my music which is playing on my beats x. And for the workout. You dont have to carry your phone to listen to music only your watch and some bluetooth headphones.
Jonathan Rebholz (15 days ago)
Congratulations on a positive change in life style! You’re going to feel great! The Apple Watch is a powerful tool for being able to keep track of notifications without really pulling out your phone during a conversation or meeting. The activity tracking software is extremely beneficial to keeping up with your health routine. Overall, it’s been a great investment for me (I have a Series 1). Is it necessary? That would be a question you can ask about smart phones, air-conditioning, cars, etc. If you use it and you get value out of it, then it’s a good investment.
Chris and Yuki (15 days ago)
I just got the Apple Watch and I use it all the time. I had the Fitbit watch before this. I used the watch for basically just time and text message notifications. I love the watch because when I’m in meeting I can press one button and send my wife or co-workers a generic text message. Also, I got the LTE feature so when I’m away from my phone I can answer my phone which helps a lot. I just enjoy being connected at all times without always taking my phone out of my pocket.
David Lasnick (15 days ago)
I have turned the ringer off on my iPhone which has been an unexpected positive lifestyle change. The watch vibrates. I hate the ringing phone. I wish it would stream Spotify but I guess I understand why for now but why no podcasts?
Lucifer Laveaux (2 days ago)
Dude I agree My ringer on my phone is off
Erik Gonzalez (5 days ago)
David Lasnick I have a smart watch for the same reason.
nchia (15 days ago)
If people only bought stuff they “need”, Apple would be a way smaller company!
Andros (15 days ago)
I'm pretty sure you didn't notice the dog at 2:32
Keagan De Villiers (15 days ago)
liked for the frenchie at @ 2:31
Simonas Kiela (15 days ago)
I think it would be a good idea comparing smart watches to serious sports watches like Garmin or Suunto that also carry smart watch features. You spoke a lot about notifications (check) and health stats (check). It sounds to me you would benefit from one of those a lot more. What do you think?
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John H (15 days ago)
I thought i would work out and run more. :/ u dont need a smart watch to exercise
Betelgeuse (15 days ago)
Gave myself a birthday present 🎁
SoYoung24 (15 days ago)
I love my watch for all the fitness related stuff as well (activity app, workout app, heart and steps tracking, the "rings" system, achievements) but its basically just that. I also don"t use any third party apps on my watch. The only thing other than fitness I do with it is read messages, use siri or see who's calling but thats about it. I would say, if you're not into fitness stuff, I think any smart watch is not worth it.
Boucha Nagendran (15 days ago)
Good Video....
desert storm (15 days ago)
My biggest concern is the battery life on my iphone ,since that i am using a bluetooth earphone during the day ,and with the watch to be another bluetooth device on my phone it could be "deadly"
chargersfan1111 (15 days ago)
Hated using the Apple watch. Didn't really find it useful to justify the price and didn't want to be "connected" 24/7. Returned it after a week and a half
DasSuperschaf7 (15 days ago)
Aside from all the usual smartwatch arguments like notifications, control of smart home devices and fitness, I love the Apple Watch first and foremost as a watch. I have a matching watch band for every situation some leather and metal ones for wearing with a business-suit as well as almost every color sport band. I have never had a watch that was as versatile as the Apple Watch.
Ammar yacine (15 days ago)
Rolex And life ends .
1Drummer (15 days ago)
I am officially retired but I work part time as part of a strategy to maintain an active lifestyle. In addition to the timepiece function and a host of notifications I depend on the following Apple Watch apps throughout the day: Heart Rate, Health, Activity, Weather, Message, Siri, Wallet, and Starbucks. I rarely use my iPhone during the day except for web surfing and several work related apps. I use my iPad almost exclusively when at home. I haven’t used LTE as much as I’d thought but it has come in handy the few times I left home without my iPhone and it once helped me locate my iPhone. The Series 3 Apple Watch is my first smart watch, were it not for the part time work, the iPhone would probably stay in my pocket all day.
Anthony Portare (15 days ago)
As a teacher it’s super useful to be able to see notifications without having to take a phone out in the middle of my class. Keeps me informed if my kid gets sick at daycare etc. I also use it to work out with the Beachbody app and find it great there as well.
Lucifer Laveaux (2 days ago)
Ok I see you beach body lol
Anthony Portare (15 days ago)
TechnoBuffalo P90x3, you?
TechnoBuffalo (15 days ago)
Beachbody is what I’m using too!
Alvaro Avalos (15 days ago)
Got a series 1 just to see what’s playing on my phone and skip/pause music. Works as it should, no complaints there. I would totally buy another one if I have to.
Daniel Karlsen (15 days ago)
I got beacause of running

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