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What you need to know about Apple’s new Series 3 watch

Here’s what you need to know.

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Rani Molla is a senior correspondent at Vox and has been focusing her reporting on the future of work. She has covered business and technology for more than a decade — often in charts — including at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Apple unveiled an updated watch Apple Watch today at its Apple X event. The Apple Watch Series 3 will arrive Sept. 22 and costs $399 with cellular, $329 without. It looks similar to previous generations but has some important differences.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It has a cellular connection that can be used without an iPhone, meaning you can use it to make calls, stream Apple Music and access the internet, using your regular phone number.
Three Apple Watch screens showing how to use the cellular connection and how to access Siri.
Apple’s new Series 3 Apple Watch will feature a cellular connection.
  • Wireless charging using AirPower
  • Updates to the heart rate app will now show more information, including resting heart rate, recovery heart rate and a more detailed chart of heart rate data throughout the day. It will also alert you if it senses an unexpectedly high heart rate when you’re not active.
Three Apple Watch screens showing new heart rate data
Apple’s Series 3 Apple Watch will include updates to its heart rate app.
  • Apple made some tweaks to the color lineup, including a gray version of the high-end ceramic “Edition” version, and new bands, but nothing crazy.
A picture of Apple’s new Series 3 Apple Watch in gray with a red stem
Apple’s Series 3 Apple Watch in a new gray ceramic color
  • Apple is the No. 1 watch brand in the world, but the company has not yet disclosed sales figures.

See live updates from the Apple’s event here.

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