Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Launches With Airtel in India On 11th May
Apple and Airtel have announced that the Apple Watch Series 3 will be available to buy in India from the 11th of May. The 3rd generation of Apple Watch has cellular support, which means that users can leave their iPhones behind and still be able to make calls, send texts and surf the web. The pre-registration for Apple Watch Series 3 begins on the 4th of May and it goes on sale on the 14th of May via all the major Apple authorised sellers across the country. Cellular services on the watch will be free for Airtel postpaid customers on an Airtel My Plan or Infinity Plan.
It is worth noting that to activate cellular service with Apple Watch Series 3, a user’s iPhone has to be updated to iOS 11.3. Once updated, tap Settings on iPhone > General > About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings.
The new Apple Watch Series 3 has an improved heart rate sensor and a SIM card slot. This has resulted in a 0.2mm thickness increment which is commendable. Apple also claims that the new Watch Series 3 is swim-proof, which means athletes can track their activities even when they’re swimming.
With the new and advanced heart rate sensor, the watch will notify an increased heart rate if you’re not active. Interestingly, in the new Apple Watch, the cellular number will remain the same as your iPhone and users can perform tasks such as iMessage directly from their watch without having their 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 is also be voice-enabled for communication with the watch without looking at the screen. The display of the watch acts as an antenna and an electronic SIM card which is smaller than a nano-SIM card is used in the smartwatch.
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.
Apple has not confirmed the pricing of the Apple Watch Series 3 in India right now. However, we expect to learn more about the pricing details before the pre-registrations begin on the 4th of May.