Apple Watch to hit the Indian shores on Nov 6

New Delhi : Tech giant Apple will finally launch its smartwatch ‘Apple Watch’ in India on November 6, reports PTI.

The smartwatch was launched in few countries including the US, France, Japan, and the UK in April this year and has been rolled out to other geographies in a phased manner. Without disclosing the pricing, Apple on its website said the smartwatch will be available in India starting November 6.

Launched in three variants (Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition) and two sizes (38 mm and 42 mm), the Apple Watch is priced between USD 349 (over Rs 23,000) to a whopping USD 17,000 (about Rs 11 lakh) for the gold model. Recently, Apple had partnered luxury brand Hermès for a new edition priced USD 1,100 (about Rs 71,300) onwards.

Though Apple enthusiasts in the country will finally be able to buy the smartwatch in India, reports suggest the Cupertino-based firm is already looking at introducing the second edition of the device by middle of next year. Apple Watch delivers up to 18-hour battery life and has digital face that can look like a traditional time piece.

It allows users to make and receive calls, read e-mails, control music, manage Instagram photos and keep track of fitness using the smartwatch. This is also the first new device category since 2010, when Apple entered the tablet market with its iPad.

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