Apple Event 2017: Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Connectivity, eSIM Announced

In Apple’s tenth anniversary occasion, CEO Tim Cook kicked off its product launching starting with the Apple Watch. On the wearables front, the business unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3. The latest smartwatch in the technology giant will depend on the iPhone a lot less now because it brings LTE connectivity, keeping in line with reports in the previous few weeks. This usually means that the Apple Watch will now execute certain tasks without needing an iPhone nearby.

Tim Cook said that the “Apple Watch is designed to help individuals stay active and motivated in order that they can have a better day.” Since the launch of the Series 2, Apple Watch has observed a 50 percent increase year-on-year. Cook also declared that the Apple Watch defeats Rolex, Fossil, and Omega to become the No. 1 watch in the world in addition to a 97 percent customer satisfaction rate.

Apple CEO Jeff Williams took to the stage to talk about WatchOS 4, Apple Watch’s latest operating system that has been unveiled in June. WatchOS 4 brings a redesigned workout program, new attributes for swimmers. It also brings personalised Activity notifications with celebratory animations for every new milestone reached and an improved Workout algorithms for tasks like swimmingpool, high intensity interval training, and now also supports multiple workouts in a single session. Apple announced that watchOS 4 will soon be rolling out to Apple Watch starting September 19.

Coming back to the Apple Watch Series 3, the biggest highlight of this new smartwatch is mobile connectivity which will now permit you to choose a run leaving your phone in your home. It will also allow you to make calls and flow Apple Music directly in the Watch farther bringing down the dependability on the iPhone. To bring LTE connectivity to the Apple Watch, the business has added antenna to the display itself and also an electronic SIM (aka eSIM). The company demoed making a phone call from the Watch which also showed off a clear audio sound. Another big highlight of the latest operating system is the integration of Siri, Apple’s voice assistant.

In terms of design, Series 3 appears similar to the Series two even in measurements. The smartwatch features a 70 percent quicker dual-core processor. The chip also now lets Siri packs and talk a W2 wireless chip and an all-day battery life although Apple didn’t specify just how long it will last on a single charge with LTE connectivity. Apple said the new smartwatch provides several improvements including cellular connectivity and applications to help detect health problems like heart arrhythmia.

The Series 3 will come in a wide variety of instances and bands including a brand new space grey band, a brand new game loop band, new Nike Plus and Hermes models, and a new grey ceramic Watch. Apple has priced the LTE variant of this Watch at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,500) and $329 (approximately Rs. 21,000) for your own non-LTE model. It has also slashed the price of the Series 1 to, which is currently priced at $249, and it looks like the price of the Series 2 remains unchanged. Series 3 will be available for pre-orders starting September 15 and will go on sale from September 22 in various countries including the US, the united kingdom, Australia, Germany.

As far as India is concerned, it looks as though the country will not get the highlight new feature of the Apple Watch Series 3 – LTE- as Apple will simply be launching the GPS variant of this smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 3 price in India begins at Rs. 29,900 in Gold, Silver or Space Grey aluminium cases with a Sport Band and will be available starting September 29. Meanwhile, the original Apple Watch Series 1 will get a brand new pricing of Rs. 21,900.

The wearables marketplace has seen some ups and downs through the years and it is predicted by Gartner which 2017 looks positive with Apple leading the way. With the LTE-supported Apple Watch Series 3, Apple is looking to rope in a larger chunk of the audience that have displayed skepticism over the usage of smartwatches.

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