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Apple Watch Series 3 Black Cellular 38mm $247 (OOS), 42mm $347 @ David Jones

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Also available in 42mm cellular but not as good deal as 38mm

Apple APPLE WATCH S3 GPS+CELL 42MM SILVER W FOG SPRT MQKM2X/A

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  • +1 vote

    Thats a crazy price for the 38mm, nice find OP!

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    Cellular S3 not sold by Apple anymore so clearing old stock

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      We're up to Generation 6 so these are old, still a good deal if they suit you

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    38mm OOS

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    @sasto - Thanks mate, grabbed one.

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    Great price!!
    My S3 is a few years old now, but can do almost everything an S6 can (have they even enabled ECG monitoring in Australia yet?). Apple still pumping out updates for it as well.

    I find it funny that they use different face displays as a incentive to get people to upgrade.

    S3 is very capable.

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      https://www.apple.com/au/watchos/feature-availability/

      No not yet.

      What can’t yours do that the newer ones can that you think would defer a first Apple Watch buyer.

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      i picked up a second hand 42mm s3 for $180 and i'm pretty impressed. moved from a garmin forerunner 235

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        how long did you have the fr235 for; why did you change?

        how do they compare?

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          i've had the 235 since jan '18 (bought second hand) and was still happy with it. battery life at ~2 weeks is amazing but have always been tempted by the apple watch. i could could never justify the entry price though… for $180, it felt ok (the forerunner cost me $120).

          how do they compare? i prefer the fitness stuff on the apple watch. if i start running with the kids and forget to start an activity, it will ask me if im working out and have the data from when i started. there's a crap load of stats in the fitness app which i like looking through.

          smart features are of course much better. being able to action notifications without taking out the phone is great. less time looking at my phone.

          i hate charging it every night but i do the same with the phone so it's not that bad

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            @ideasman: Cheers for that.

            I've had the FR235 since Dec '16 - new was $129 net after Amex credits. I haven't taken it off my wrist since - can charge while it's on my wrist every 2 weeks or so still, which is handy. After 4 years, I'm alert to alternatives in case it dies - no sign yet though.

            With young kids I haven't been able to use the sports features much but will soon as they kids are getting older, but the Apple AI stuff is impressive.

            I was in the iOS ecosystem for work, but shifted to Android 3 years ago. I assume the watch needs an iPhone to pair with?

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      Yeah, pretty sure the always on Retina display is the killer upgrade 3 to 5/6 feature, not ‘different face displays’.

      There is no reason to buy a 3 over an SE unless you are very (,very) budget constrained.

      • -2 votes

        ECG not available yet. Apparently apple has to submit an application to classify it as a medical device, which means it might never happen at all, could be additional tax implications too.

        Amazing how archaic and bureaucracy works in stifling the minor and most insignificant things. The market is flooded with unbranded unvetted temperature guns, BP meters, glucose testing kits and oxymeters. Yet our medical association targets a multinational company that the watch is not a certified medical device, despite many developed countries vetting and certifying it.

        Ironic that we all are getting tested on random 2$ temperature guns and relying on 20c masks during a pandemic while a tested and adv tech is held back. smh.

    • -3 votes

      Samsung got immediate approval. Apple's marketing is always claiming beyond reasonable & cannot be approved by stricter Australian medical regulation.
      Lucky they approved "Retina display" that has nothing related to retina ;)

      • +1 vote

        Samsung is not approved for blood pressure or ECG in Australia.

        Both Samsung and Apple watches can, in different ways, be tricked into working in Australia.

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    How old are these now?

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      S3 released back in Oct 2017, so 3 years shelf time at DJ 😊

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        Are they much different from the later models? I realise they look the same but do you know if the processing power is still ok for the latest apps?

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          Not a whole lot of difference between models. The S3 still works very well.

          As a general rule, any Apple product that runs the latest OS release will still perform well.
          i.e. Apple will drop support if the hardware is not good enough.

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    Shows as $267 not $247 ???

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      sold out, only 42mm available

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    Make sure you know what you’re buying with Apple Watches. The s3 still has the same tired looking and space-wasting rectangular display as the original Apple Watch.

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      The new ones look different? I thought they were all identical-ish.

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        The new ones have a better display area ratio, but still the same 1990 Volvo design philosophy.
        https://www.google.com/search?q=volvo+boxy+but+good

        Other brands look better, but don't function as well. You want to be cool or nerdy?

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          I was going to buy the wife a new one for Christmas, but I may buy her a new pair of reading glasses instead.

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          Depends on what you mean with ‘look different’. With the screen on, the s4 and up looks much better than the s3 as the display follows the same lines as the watch case (it also makes the watch a lot more usable). To me, most smartwatches look nerdy but the always-on screen as on the s5 definitely makes it less techy-looking, especially if you combine it with a nice band.

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    Has anyone received a shipping confirmation yet? DJ took out the money immediately after the order was placed.