The much-awaited Apple Watch Series 4 is finally up for sale in India in all authorised online and brick-and-mortar stores in India.
The all-new Watch Series 4 comes with huge upgrade both in terms of the design language and internal hardware over the Watch Series 4 (review). It flaunts visually appealing curvy lozenge-like structure with the sleek body (just 10.7 mm thickness) and comes with more than 35% increased display compared to the predecessor. The Watch Series 4 looks stunning with near edge-to-edge screen and thanks to the new interface watchOS 5, it offers more information with richer detail.
With watchOS 5 onboard, the Watch Series 4 brings advanced activity and communications features, state-of-the-art health capabilities. This includes a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which are able to detect hard falls, and an electrical heart rate sensor that can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new ECG app, which has been granted a De Novo classification by the FDA. Apple plans to get similar regulatory approvals in other regions from respective government agencies.
Yes, even the India-bound Watch series 4 has the same hardware seen in the Apple's smart wearable in America and once the company gets the nod from local health agency, it will be activated with a minor software update.
The speaker is said to be 50 percent louder, optimized for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie features. The microphone has been relocated to reduce echo for better sound quality. The device includes the next-generation Apple S4 dual-core chip, delivering twice the speed while maintaining the same all-day battery life.
It also boasts new generations W3 wireless chip for stronger Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with companion accessories. Apple offers the Watch Series 4 in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm with prices starting at Rs 49,900.
The company also offers The Nike+ edition, which comes with the almost same feature as the original Watch Series 4, but differ in certain aspects such as pre-loaded apps and watch faces.
It comes with newly redesigned Nike watch faces that match the new band colours, including a Pure Platinum/Black Sport Band and a Summit White Sport Loop with reflective yarn. The Apple Watch also comes with Nike Run Club and Nike Training Club with more than 180 workouts. The prices are the same as the GPS only and LTE models but have to pay extra for sports bands. Rest of the attributes are same as the Watch Series 4.
There is also high-end stainless steel case-based Apple Watch Series 4 edition. It also comes in 40mm and 44mm size with sport and Milanese Loop bands with prices ranging between Rs 71,900 and Rs 81,900 (full price details below).
Interested consumers can buy the new Apple Watch Series 4 on Flipkart and authorised Apple reseller stores across India starting today. Retail stores (online and offline) in collaboration with partner banks are offering cash backs and lucrative EMI offers.
In India, only Airtel and Reliance Jio offer the eSIM support for Apple Watch Series 4. The latter will be the only service provider to offer eSIM even for pre-paid subscribers.
Here's how to buy Apple Watch Series 4 LTE from Airtel/Reliance Jio:
- Go to Airtel/Reliance online store and open Apple Watch page
- Select any of the available Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS +Cellular) variants
- Enter the pincode to confirm whether it is available for delivery to your area. If yes, proceed to checkout
- Enter your personal details like name, email id, and mobile number
- Select the desired payment option and complete the transaction
- Later, you will receive a pre-order confirmation notification via email and SMS.
If you are previously using Watch Series 3 LTE, then follow these steps to pair new Series 4:
- Unpair your current watch from the Watch companion app on iPhone (see here)
- When prompted to delete your eSIM plan (if the user is on cellular), confirm and proceed
- Setup your new AWS 4 as normal, restore from backup.
- Set up cellular when prompted. In case of queries pertaining to cellular set up, reach out to telecom carrier to activate
Key specifications of Apple Watch Series 4:
|Models||Apple Watch Series 4 GPS+ Cellular (LTE)|
|Display||LTPO OLED Retina display with Force Touch
Ceramic + Sapphire glass on the back
|Chipset||Apple S4 dual-core processor (up to 2x faster than S3 CPU) + W3 wireless chip|
|connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Sensors and add-ons||Fall detection, digital crown with haptic feedback, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & QZSS, Barometric Altimeter, Water resistant up to 50 metres, electrical heart rate sensor, second-generation optical heart sensor, , improved Accelerometer with to 32 G-forces, improved Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, eSIM (embedded SIM) only in LTE model|
|Price (MRP)||Apple Watch GPS only:
Apple Watch Series 4 GPS+LTE: