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Apple Watch Series 3 sans cellular feature to launch in India on September 29

The new Apple Watch will be available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm.

tech Updated: Sep 13, 2017 12:53 IST
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: The new Apple Watch Series 3 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: The new Apple Watch Series 3 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==(AFP)

Apple on Tuesday announced the Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular connectivity which allows users to make calls, send texts and more from the watch itself, even if the iPhone is not in proximity. The smartwatch will be launched in India on September 29, with price starting at Rs 29,900. Apple, however, will skip the cellular variant of the smartwatch for the Indian market.

The third-generation Apple Watch is also a health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 metres and a new barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation.

Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm from September 29 in India.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available in gold, silver and space grey aluminium, or silver or space black stainless steel paired with a variety of bands.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) will be available in gold, silver and space grey aluminium cases with a Sport Band starting at Rs 29,900.

Apple Watch Series 1 is available in silver or space grey aluminium cases paired with a Sport Band starting at Rs 21,900. Apple Watch Nike+ starts at Rs 29,900.

Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 per cent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip.

“We believe the addition of cellular will transform the way people use Apple Watch, providing a new sense of freedom since they can stay connected with or without their iPhone,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) features a full LTE cellular radio that switches seamlessly to cellular when it is away from iPhone. The watch shares the same number as iPhone so there’s no need to provide an additional number to family, friends or colleagues.

Customers have the ability to make cellular calls directly with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). The antenna design uses the display itself as both a transmitting and receiving element for LTE

The dual-core processor in the device allows for quicker app launch times, smoother graphics and enables Siri to speak using the built-in speaker.

Apple designed a new custom wireless chip called W2, making Wi-Fi 85 per cent faster and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 50 per cent more power efficient.

watchOS 4 features an updated Heart Rate app, giving even more insight to heart rate, including measurements during resting, workout, recovery, walking and Breathe sessions.

The redesigned Music app experience automatically synchronises playlists like New Music Mix and Favourites Mix, along with the user’s most listened to music.