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Apple Watch Supported Frequencies

Article ID = 196
Article Title = Apple Watch Supported Frequencies
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 13th September 2017
Article Last Updated = 13th September 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?196

Article Brief Description:
A list of mobile/cellular frequencies supported by the Apple Watch

Apple Watch supported frequencies

How to identify your Watch model and version

LTE/4G Frequencies/Bands

1 (2100 MHz | IMT)
2 (1900 MHz | PCS)
3 (1800 MHz | DCS)
  • UK > Everything Everywhere
  • UK > Three
  • Czech Republic > O2
  • Czech Republic > Vodafone
  • Czech Republic > T-Mobile
4 (1700 MHz | AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
6 > replaced by band 19
7 (2600 MHz | IMT-E)
  • UK > Everything Everywhere
8 (900 MHz | E-GSM)
  • Czech Republic > Vodafone
9 (1800 MHz | UMTS 1700 / Japan DCS)
10 (1700 MHz | Extended AWS)
11 (1500 MHz | Lower PDC)
12 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks A/B/C)
13 (700 MHz | Upper SMH block C)
14 (700 MHz | Upper SMH block D)
15 > reserved
16 > reserved
17 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks B/C)
18 (850 MHz | Japan lower 800)
19 (850 MHz | Japan upper 800)
20 (800 MHz | EU Digital Dividend)
  • UK > O2
  • UK > Vodafone
  • UK > Three
  • Czech Republic > O2
  • Czech Republic > T-Mobile
21 (1500 MHz | Upper PDC)
22 (3500 MHz)
23 (2000 MHz | S-Band AWS-4)
24 (1600 MHz | L-Band)
25 (1900 MHz | Extended PCS)
26 (850 MHz | Extended CLR)
27 (850 MHz | SMR)
28 (700 MHz | APAC)
29 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks D/E)
30 (2300 MHz | WCS blocks A/B)
31 (450 MHz)
32 > not assigned
33 (2100 MHz | Pre-IMT)
34 (2100 MHz | IMT)
35 (1900 MHz | PCS Uplink)
36 (1900 MHz | PCS Downlink)
37 (1900 MHz | PCS Duplex spacing)
38 (2600 MHz | IMT-E Duplex Spacing)
39 (1900 MHz | DCS-IMT gap)
40 (2300 MHz)
41 (2500 MHz | BRS / EBS)
42 (3500 MHz) - UK > UK Broadband
43 (3700 MHz) - UK > UK Broadband
44 (700 MHz | APAC)
Watch Series 3
Baseband Hardware: TBC
  • Models A1889/A1891 = European/UK/Australia/Japanese version
    • LTE: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26
    • UMTS: 800, 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • Models A1860/A1861 = USA/Canada/Puerto Rico version
    • LTE: Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 41
    • UMTS: 800, 850, 1700, 1900 MHz
  • Models A1890/A1892 = Chinese version
    • LTE: Bands 1, 3, 39, 40, 41
    • UMTS: 2100 MHz
Approximate frequency maximum data speeds
  • GSM = 9.6Kb/s
  • EDGE = 200Kb/s
  • EV-DO = 3.1Mb/s
  • HSPA 7.2 = 7.2Mb/s
  • HSPA+ = 21Mb/s (this may show as a "4G" connection on an iPhone 4S/5 or iPad 3)
  • DC-HSDPA = 42Mbp/s (this may show as a "4G" connection on an iPhone 5 or iPad 3)
  • LTE (4G) = 73Mbp/s (theoretical max of 100Mbps)
  • LTE (4G) Advanced = 100-500Mbp/s (theoretical max of 1Gbps)

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