Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problems

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The big feature of the Apple Watch 3 that sets is apart from the others is its built-in eSIM that allows for LTE connectivity. A fix is being looked at for a future software update.

This resulted in an occasional inability to place or receive phone calls and text messages, or access Siri. "That's why I can't recommend the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 until the connectivity is more reliable". Apple released a statement on this noting that "We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular".

The headlining feature of the Series 3 watch is LTE connectivity, and it doesn't work as it should - or in some cases, at all.

The LTE Apple Watch is supposed to seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi and LTE. Apple had touted up to 18 hours of battery life but said the watch would get only one hour on a cellular phone call.

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Reviews of the new watch were posted on Wednesday morning, and most were users were disappointed with the product.

It became apparent after my first full day using the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE that something wasn't right. Users have reported problems sending messages from Miscosoft Outlook or Exchange accounts linked to iOS 11's Mail app. Users have been receiving "Cannot Send Mail" errors, and Apple has confirmed to 9to5Mac that it is "working closely with Microsoft" to fix the problem.

The tech giant unveiled the Series 3 last week, alongside the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Another fairly positive review came from Buzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen, who declared the Apple Watch Series 3 the "best smartwatch I've ever used" but explained that since most wearables were pretty bad, that wasn't a great compliment. "This is the first generation watch with LTE", he told Reuters.

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