Apple Watch Series 9 Price in India 2023

Priyanka Hochumin November 22, 2023 & 11:00 [IST]
Apple Watch Series 9 Price in India

Both fitness lovers and IT enthusiasts are increasingly choosing the Apple Watch. When it comes to timepieces, design plays a crucial role in attracting buyers. A captivating design can easily convince someone to make an expensive watch purchase. However, Apple's smartwatches, mainly the Apple Watch Series 9, have been underperforming in recent years. According to market surveys, Apple's smartwatch market share has declined over the last two years, and the explanation is simple.

Apple Watch Series 9 Price and Options

The Apple Watch Series 9 is available in two case sizes, 41mm and 45mm, and two versions: GPS or GPS and Cellular. The aluminum case models start at Rs. 41,900 for the 41mm variant and Rs. 44,900 for the 45mm variant. On the other hand, the stainless steel versions start at Rs. 70,900 for the 41mm case and Rs. 75,900 for the 45mm case.

Buyers can also choose from a range of strap options to accompany their new Apple Watch. The aluminum case models come with the new Sport Band or Sport Loop, while the stainless steel models offer a choice between the Sport Band and Milanese Loop (metal).

Design and Specifications

The Apple Watch Series 9 is similar to its predecessors, the Series 7 and Series 8. The bezels around the display, as well as the general appearance, have remained unchanged for the past two years. This lack of design evolution may disappoint fans expecting a fresh look for the Series 9.

Apple claims that the Series 9's case is made from "100 percent recycled" aluminum, making it an environmentally friendly choice. However, this only applies to the aluminum case variant when paired with the Sport Loop strap, which is considered a completely carbon-neutral product.

The Series 9 retains the same 1.9-inch Retina LTPO OLED display with a resolution of 484 x 396 pixels. Apple claims that this year's display can achieve higher brightness levels, but the difference may be insignificant to the average user. The watch also features the new S9 SiP (System in Package), which boasts a faster neural engine for improved Siri response times and onboard task handling.

In terms of sensors, the Series 9 includes the blood oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor, and third-generation heart rate sensor introduced with the Series 8. It also features a second-generation ultra-wideband chip (UWB) for locating lost iPhones and suggesting music when near a Homepod.

Performance and User Experience

The new Apple S9 SiP offers a slightly faster performance than the Series 8, but the difference may not be significant enough to justify an upgrade for users of recent models. The display on the Series 9 is claimed to be brighter, but this improvement may not be noticeable in everyday usage, especially for users of the Series 8.

The latest watchOS version brings several changes and enhancements to the user experience. There are new watch faces, including a cute and funny Snoopy face, along with customizable Solar Analogue and Palette faces. The Nike Globe face is beneficial for Nike Run app users. The new OS relies less on gestures and incorporates physical buttons more effectively, including a virtual on-screen back button for native apps. The Control Center is now accessed by pressing the side button, improving convenience.

One of the new features of the Series 9 is the double tap gesture. While it may seem exciting, its practicality is limited. The double tap feature only works with specific functions and apps, and users still need to navigate through the watch using their fingers to select and start apps.

In terms of health and fitness tracking, the Apple Watch Series 9 offers accurate results overall. Sleep tracking with sleep stages, introduced in the previous model, remains reliable and accurate. The SpO2 readings have improved, although not as consistent as a dedicated pulse oximeter. Heart rate readings are spot on, and GPS tracking during walks without the iPhone is accurate as well.

Battery Life and Charging

Despite not increasing the size of the battery, Apple claims to have made improvements in battery life with the Series 9. This is likely due to the more power-efficient S9 SiP. In real-world usage, the battery life is comparable to the Series 8. Sleep tracking remains the most power-draining activity, and a GPS-connected walk consumes about three percent of the battery charge per kilometer. With the always-on feature enabled, the Series 9 lasts about 1.5 days on a single charge, and turning off sleep tracking and workouts can extend the battery life to about two days.