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10 Reasons (and Scenarios) Why The New Apple Watch Series 3 With Cellular Is A Lifesaver

The LTE-enabled timepiece will be on sale at Apple Singapore and Singtel on Feb 9

BY Derrick Tan | Feb 8, 2018 | Technology

All images courtesy of Apple.

Back in September 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular (translation: you can now make calls without your iPhone!) was unveiled with much fanfare — and subsequently made available in 10 countries the likes of United States, Australia, China, Japan, France and the United Kingdom to name a few. But, back home in Singapore, we've been waiting. Killing time by recording Animoji karaokes on our iPhone Xs, measuring our calories with our Apple Watch Series 3 sans cellular, and generally hitting refresh on our MacBooks to find out when the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular will finally hit our shores. Well, wait no longer gents, you can strap on the new LTE-supported Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) to your wrist come tomorrow: 9 February 2018.

As with its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) comes in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and features a faster Dual-Core Processor and watchOS 4. For those particular about colour, it will be available in gold, silver or space grey aluminium, or silver or space black stainless steel paired with a variety of bands. How do you set up mobile data on your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) so you can make calls? Too easy. You can retain your existing number and extend both talk time and data usage via the NumberShare service from Singtel. Done.

Now, I know what you're thinking: When will I need to use the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) without my iPhone? Ummm, hello. This is revolutionary. Below, 10 instances where the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is your hero in disguise when the iPhone is out of reach (like, you know, left at home, locked in the car, or fallen behind a couch).

Scenario 1: Exercising? Hiking? Or just running away from your crazy ex? The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular becomes your jukebox. With built-in cellular, you can stream up to 45 million songs on Apple Music or check out new music with the Radio app.

Scenario 2: Lost in a new neighbourhood? With built-in GPS, the Apple Maps navigation app lets you reach your destination with ease.

Scenario 3: Received a major project that requires detailed planning? You won't be the black hole in the team (and labelled as a scatterbrain) by simply syncing your Apple Watch with the Calendar and Notes app from the iPhone and Mac. Emails from the boss can be read too.

Scenario 4: Anywhere near water. Swimming, surfing, or just beach bumming, your waterproof Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) keeps you connected, and tracks all your calories, with the Activity Tracker app. 

Scenario 5: The frequency of checking your phone high is on a date to counter awkward silence. Minus points for that. Leave your iPhone at home and actually talk to your date. You know. actually engage in face-to-face (not face-to-screen) conversation. And if there's an emergency, your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) means you're still contactable.

Scenario 6: Never miss a call or message from bae while in the shower. Live 'stream' indeed.

Scenario 7: Late for an important appointment and need a ride in a jiffy? Private car hiring apps like Uber can be accessed with just a touch.

Scenario 8: Social media junkie? Be the first to know what's trending on Instagram (or never miss a DM on Facebook Messenger) with specialised apps created for Apple Watch Series 3.

Scenario 9: Shopping for that Chinese New Year Reunion dinner. With your groceries list on the Reminders app, you can ditch the iPhone to keep your hands free for mandarins and bak kwa.

Scenario 10: Walking through the Botanical Gardens. Monsoonal downpour. No umbrella. We've all been there. With built-in GPS, the Weather app allows you to plan your garden strolls and, with built-in cellular, your Apple Watch lets you call for help. Lifesaver.

The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available from 9 February 2018 at Apple Orchard Road, Apple Singapore Online, and all Singtel stores. For more information, visit and Singtel Online Shop.