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Old 09-20-17, 02:55 PM
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Oops, the Apple Dick Tracy watch doesn't work...

The $400 Apple watch, just recently announced, has a fatal flaw... say the testers... and Apple.

Apple admits its new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular LTE connectivity, due out this Friday, September 22, has a serious problem. And it's one that seems burdensome enough to wave off would-be buyers until Apple issues an update.
In plain language, the Apple Watch 3 seems to be connecting to wireless networks it shouldn't be, which then screws up LTE connectivity, since the Watch 3 is effectively creating a connectivity dead end, then doubling down on it. The ability to shift back and forth between connectivity paths is called a "handoff," and for some reason the Watch 3 can't manage it consistently.
Apple Admits Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Connectivity Problem | Time.com

Seems to me this should have been well tested before announcement... and certainly before release. Both The Verge and The Wall Street Journal discovered this lack of consistent connectivity in their product evaluations.

At this point, a cheap Timex is more reliable.
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My iPad mini has suffered from this bug or whatever for years. My guess is they have propagated it to the watch, where it is more of a show-stopper than an irritant.
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