Apple’s been keeping everyone in suspense over the India launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 ever since it announced the device last month. It’s finally decided to break its silence by officially updating its website with the date October 19.
Flipkart, Paytm, and offline retailer IndiaiStore are already taking up pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 4. There aren’t a lot of offers this time around. Flipkart and Paytm are including No Cost EMIs, while IndiaiStore is bundling a 5% cashback or 5X reward points on Axis Bank and Citi credit cards.
Apple Watch Series 4 Price in India
The GPS-only Apple Watch Series 4 is priced at Rs 40900 for its 40mm model and Rs 43900 for its 44mm one. The aluminum case will set you back by Rs 49900 (40mm) or Rs 52900 (44mm). The GPS + Cellular version starts at Rs 67900 (40mm) and rises to Rs 71900 (44mm) for the stainless steel/Sport Band variant.
The stainless steel/Milanese Loop Apple Watch Series 4 costs Rs 76900 (40mm) and Rs 80900 (44mm). One important point to note is that the smartwatch’s biggest new feature probably won’t be ready by the time it hits India and may even take years to arrive.
Apple got a lot of people excited with its ECG sensor that can make electrocardiograms on the fly. However, the feature needs to be given the green signal by various countries before it can be activated. The US has approved it, so the brand is free to roll out a software update to enable it there. The same can’t be said for India.
There’s also the Cellular feature which was introduced last year. The Apple Watch enables LTE connectivity via an eSIM, but only Airtel and Reliance Jio support the standard so far. Even the new dual-SIM iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are restricted to these two networks.