Apple Watch Series 3 has been launched at an event at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Campus on Tuesday. The major highlight of the smartphone is its cellular connectivity feature, which makes it a complete standalone device. Users can make and receive phone calls without the help of an iPhone. This feature won’t be available in India, may be because the device doesn’t use conventional SIM cards, instead it uses a built in electronic SIM (eSIM).
Apple Watch Series 3 Price and Availability
Apple will be selling the GPS-only variant in India priced at Rs. 29,990. In US, the LTE variant has been priced at $399 (approx. Rs. 25,500) and $329 (approx. Rs. 21,000) for the non-LTE model. It will be available in Gold, Silver or Space Grey aluminium cases with a Sport Band and will be available starting September 29. Meanwhile, the original Apple Watch Series 1 will get a new pricing of Rs. 21,900. In US Series 1 has a slashed price tag of $249 (approx. Rs. 16,000).
Apple Watch Series 3 Specifications
Another big highlight of the latest operating system is the integration of Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. Apple added a 70 percent faster dual-core processor in the new Series 3 Watch. The Apple Watch Series 3 also has a more power efficient wireless chip and an all-day battery life. But the company didn’t reveal how low it will last on a single charge with LTE connectivity, most probably the numbers might not be that impressive. Apple made several improvements in applications to help detect health problems such as heart arrhythmia.
The Series 3 also comes with a variety of cases and bands including a space gray band, a new sport loop band, new Nike Plus and Hermes models, and a new gray ceramic Watch.