Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular variant is set to launch in India this month as Apple has partnered with Reliance Jio and Airtel to bring the wearable to users in the country. With announcements made late last month, the GPS + Cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 is now up for pre-orders on Airtel's online store, as well as across Jio.com, Reliance Digital stores, and Jio stores. It will be made available for purchase, from the above mentioned outlets, starting May 11.
The Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular pre-booking pages on both Airtel's and Jio's websites are now live. To register on Airtel, users need to enter in their Airtel mobile numbers in order to get exclusive invites on May 11. On the other hand, Jio requires your pin-code to verify delivery parameters for the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular variant. To recall, Jio customers that pre-book the wearable before May 11 will be entitled to free first day home delivery. Add to that, the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular will work with no additional charge for both Jio prepaid and postpaid connections, and only on Airtel's postpaid Infinity plans on Airtel.
Earlier, pricing of the Apple Watch Series 3's cellular variant was revealed exclusively by Gadgets 360. The 38mm model with Aluminium case and Sport Band is priced at Rs. 39,080, and the 42mm model of the same configuration comes at Rs. 41,120 in India. Additionally, the 38mm version with Aluminium case and Nike Sport Band is priced at Rs. 39,130, while the 42mm Nike variant comes in at Rs. 41,180. These prices have now been listed on Jio.com as well. The website also reveals the pricing of the Apple Watch Series 3 Edition; Rs. 1,18,030 for the 38mm variant and Rs. 1,22,090 for the 42mm one.
The new variant will sit alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS-only in the country. As per Apple's official website, the Aluminium case with Sport Band variant is priced starting at Rs. 32,380, while the Aluminium case with Nike Sport Band model is priced upwards of Rs. 32,470.