Apple Watch has officially been launched in India today, as expected. The Cupertino company launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India couple of weeks back. Lets take a look at the pricing and features of the Apple Watch.
The App Watch in India starts at Rs 30,900 for the base 38 mm model that comes in Silver, Gold, Space Gray or Rose Gold Aluminium case along with Sport Band whereas the 42 mm variant of the same version starts at Rs 34,900. The Watch can cost up to a whopping Rs 14,20,000 for the 38 mm Apple Watch Edition that comes with 18-Carat Gold Case and Modern Buckle. Coming to the bands, the Sport Band in various colors start at Rs 3,900 and goes up to Rs 46,900, if you want the Link Bracelet band.
These fancy new Apple Watches are now available via authorized resellers across India. It is also selling online on Flipkart and most probably will be sold via other online portals too.
Apple Watch Overview
Apple Watches are highly customisable with an array of different digital watch faces to suit different tastes. Each of the watches is available in two different screen sizes for different sized wrists: 38 mm and 42 mm. The display of the watch is flexible, durable Sapphire display.
The Apple Watch uses unique input methods, which takes advantage of the traditional watch dial or crown, refered as “digital crown” by Apple. This scroll-type wheel allows users to zoom and scroll through various user interface elements.
The smartwatch takes advantage of new pressure-sensing technology and is able to determine the difference between a tap and a press, allowing for a new range of contextually specific controls. A second physical button next to the digital crown lets users tap to bring up a list of contacts and then communicate with friends by sending quick drawings, messages, and animated emoji. It’s also possible to send a heart beat, drawn from the watch’s sensor.
The smartwatch houses a custom designed chip, the S1 processor, which integrates many subsystems into one singular module. The back side of the watch has been constructed by zirconia with four sapphire lenses which can detect pulse rate. There is also a gyroscope and accelerometer, which will help the Apple Watch provide a comprehensive picture of daily activity. It has a new Taptic Engine which allows users to hear and feel the design of the user interface.
The device uses a MagSafe with inductive charging which is located at the back side. The user need not worry about the exposed contacts or aligning the charger properly.
The Apple Watch will support third-party apps, with support for both extended notifications from the iPhone and apps that run directly on the device.