The price and availability of Apple Watch Series 7 in India has been officially announced. The new Apple Watch will go on sale in the country in the first wave starting October 15, Apple said in a press statement, with pre-orders starting a week earlier. The Apple Watch Series 7 was unveiled last month alongside the iPhone 13 series. It comes with a larger Always-On Retina Display that has more screen area and thinner borders to accommodate additional on-screen content and make typing easier. The Apple Watch Series 7 also comes preloaded with watchOS 8 – the latest operating system that includes features like the new Mindfulness app and Enhanced Messages as well as the Photos app.
Apple Watch Series 7 price in India, availability details
Apple Watch Series 7 price in India will start from Rs. 41,900, Apple has announced. The watch will go on pre-order in India on Friday, October 8th at 1PM, with availability in stores starting October 15th. Along with India, Apple Watch Series 7 will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany. Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, UAE, UK, US and more than 50 other countries and regions in the first wave.
Customers will get the Apple Watch Series 7 in five new aluminum case finishes, Green, Midnight, New Blue, Starlight and (PRODUCT) RED. The stainless steel model, on the other hand, will be available in Gold, Graphite and Silver shades with the Apple Watch Edition in Space Black Titanium and Titanium colours.
Model-wise pricing details of the Apple Watch Series 7 are yet to be announced. However, Flipkart suggested earlier this week that Rs. 41,900 price tag will be tied to the 41mm size variant of the aluminum-made Apple Watch Series 7 GPS variant. The e-commerce site had also listed a 45mm version of the GPS model for Rs. 44,900. Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular option has appeared on Flipkart for Rs. 50,900 for the 41mm variant and Rs. 53,900 for the 45mm option.
Apart from the aluminum model, Flipkart had listed stainless steel versions of the Apple Watch Series 7 that have GPS + cellular connectivity as standard. The 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 in a stainless steel casing will be available for Rs. 69,900, while the 45mm model is priced at Rs. 73,900. A Milanese loop option was also listed in the stainless steel casing on Flipkart which will be available with an additional charge of Rs. 4,000 – more than the regular pricing.
At launch, Apple revealed that the Apple Watch Series 7 will cost $399 (approximately Rs 29,800) for the GPS model and $499 (approximately Rs 37,200) for the GPS+ cellular variant in the US.
Apple Watch Series 6 was launched in India with a starting price of Rs. 40,900 for the GPS variant and Rs. 49,900 for the GPS + Cellular version – both 40mm in size.
Apple Watch Series 7 Specifications, Features
The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes and is packaged in a build that is IP6X certified for dust and WR50 for water resistance. The watch is equipped with an electrical heart sensor and blood oxygen sensor. It also supports ECG and Blood Oxygen apps for delivering important details on a connected iPhone on the go. The Apple Watch Series 7 is also claimed to deliver 18 hours of battery life and is supported with 33 percent faster charging.
On the software side, the Apple Watch Series 7 comes with watchOS 8 and comes preloaded with features including a new QWERTY keyboard and two new watch faces, such as the Contour and Modular Duo. The large display also houses an optimized user interface.