Hmmm interested in apple watch 3

I kind of like the idea of leaving of not having my phone with me.  I have a tiny wireless headset and can probably connect the watch to my car for music/talk time.

you can answer texts and make calls.  I wonder how practical it would be in a non work environment

I think it should be fine for calls (assuming you have a BT headset), but if you send more than a couple of texts a day you'll want to do so from the phone. Texting on the watch leaves a lot to be desired and is very slow. 

There are lots of other smartwatches on the market that have that capability, dont buy it just cause its apple. Even if youre an apple/iOS fanboy the OS is alot less significant on a smartwatch.

Check put the competitors as well before you buy one