Apple Launches The Apple Watch Series 3 At US$399 For The Cellular Variant
Apple has launched the Apple Watch Series 3 during the September 12 launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The new Apple Watch has LTE connectivity and can replace your iPhone if you manage to forget it at home or somewhere else.
The new Apple Watch OS 4 has an advanced heart rate sensor wherein the watch will notify an increased heart rate if you’re not active. Apple also announced that Apple Watch OS 4 will be available to all the Apple Watch owners from September 19th.
In the new Apple Watch, the number will remain the same as your iPhone and you can perform tasks such as iMessage directly from your watch without having your smartphone connected to it. The Apple Watch Series 3 will also stream 40 million songs from the iTunes and the Music App. The Siri on the smartwatch will also be voice enabled for communication with the watch without looking at the screen. The display of the watch will act as an antenna and an electronic SIM card which is smaller than a nano SIM card. The smartwatch has a dual-core processor to carry out all the tasks. The smartwatch will run Apple Watch OS 4 out of the box and has a battery life of up to 18 hours, Apple claims. The new W2 chip inside delivers 85 percent faster Wi-Fi while also being 50 percent more power efficient, which will be crucial because of the cellular connectivity feature using up more battery than usual.
Even with the cellular connectivity, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the same size as the Series 2, but the back is expanded by 2.5mm. The Apple Watch Series 3 will retail in a ceramic gray colour finish as well. The Apple Watch Series 3 will retail at a price of Rs 29,900 for the cellular variant and will be available from October 5th in India.