Save big: Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 lands on Apple store

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Series 3 is the best Apple Watch yet.
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There’s no better time than now to get a cheap deal on the Apple Watch Series 3, now that Apple is starting to sell refurbished units.

Apple’s online store stocked up on refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 units this week, giving customers the opportunity to get Cupertino’s best wearable at a discount.

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

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Make the most of your Apple Watch with these handy tips.
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The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.

With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for users to discover. Check out seven of my favorites in our latest video:

Every single product Apple rolled out in 2017

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2017 was a very good year for new Apple products.
2017 was a very good year.
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Apple year in review 2017 was a killer year for new Apple products — and it’s not all because of the iPhone X.

Apple’s design team spun out updates in nearly every single category while also popping out a few all-new products. The Mac Pro and Mac mini were pretty much the only machines that got no love from Apple this year. But with all the new stuff, it’s hard for Apple fans to complain.

Here’s a recap of every new Apple product of 2017.

Apple Watch could get EKG sensor to boost heart monitoring

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The next Apple Watch will be better at detecting heart problems.
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The Apple Watch is poised to become a serious medical device in the next few years thanks to a big new upgrade coming down the pipeline.

Apple is reportedly developing an advanced heart-rate monitoring system for Apple Watch that will utilize an electrocardiogram to take more accurate readings of the wearers’ health.

Apple Pay Cash comes to Apple Watch in watchOS 4.2

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Apple Pay Cash works on iPhone and Apple Watch.
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The official launch of Apple Pay Cash is finally here and you can even use it to send friends money from your Apple Watch.

Apple released watchOS 4.2 to the public today, bringing a host of new features and bug fixes, including support for the new Apple Pay Cash feature that started trickling out to iPhone users yesterday.

Apple Watch bands are hand-colored in hues for fall [Watch Store]

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Ullu offers up a vibrant assortment of handcrafted leather bands for Apple Watch, perfect for fall styling. For Halloween, treat yourself to 20 percent off any of Ullu’s Hand-Colored or Premium Leather bands.

Based in Dubai, Ullu loves luxury and embraces the finer things. Its bands are made by hand from Italian full-grain calf’s leather. Each strap is unique, beautiful and impeccably finished.

Apple Watch helps save kitesurfer in shark-infested waters

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
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An Apple Watch-wearing kitesurfer claims the device saved his life after he got stranded off the California coast in shark-infested waters.

John Zilles, 49, crashed while riding a hydrofoil, and was left unable to relaunch his kite. Thankfully, he was able to use the cellular capabilities of his new Apple Watch Series 3 to call the Coast Guard.

10 Apple Watch Series 3 bands our Watch Store customers love

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Whether you got the Apple Watch Series 3 or just want to up the game of an older model, we’ve got you covered with our Watch Store customers’ favorite bands. These are some of the best-selling straps for Apple Watch — bands we personally love and recommend for their quality, craftsmanship, value and style.

All of the newest bands and many more from each brand are available in our Watch Store. Read on to check out 10 customer favorites.

watchOS 4.1 arrives with LTE Apple Music streaming

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Grab the new watchOS update while it's hot.
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Apple Watch Series 3 owners can now get all the features they were promised from Apple’s new wearable at launch, thanks to a new watchOS update that brings some big new additions.

After months of testing, watchOS 4.1 was released to the public this morning. The update adds a number of performance improvements and changes, including LTE streaming for Apple Music.