Latest Build of WatchOS Fixes LTE Connectivity Problem
Apple today made watchOS 4.0.1 available to the Apple Watch Series 3. According to the release notes, the minor update targets a bug that prevented Watch Series 3 wearables from properly connecting to WiFi networks, which in turn prevented LTE connectivity. "watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that, in rare cases, were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) WiFi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a webpage before the network can be accessed," explained Apple. Today’s update should resolve the issue. WatchOS 4.0.1 is free to download over the air.
Apple 'Investigating Fix' for Faulty Watch 3 LTE Performance
Sep 20, 2017
Apple today admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone.
WatchOS 5 Drops Support for Original Apple Watch
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today detailed which of its smartwatch wearables will have access to watchOS 5, and the original Apple Watch is not among them. The new platform, which adds a wide number of new features, will be available to the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 w/LTE wearables.
Apple Releases WatchOS 4.0 for the Apple Watch
Sep 19, 2017
Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Sep 13, 2017
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.