Telecom giants Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel on Friday announced that they have begun selling Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) which adds built-in cellular to the wearable. Jio also announced a "JioEverywhereConnect" service for all its prepaid and postpaid customers at no additional cost that would allow users to use the same Jio number on both their iPhone and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), to make and receive calls, use data and applications on the data-strong Jio network.
"The true potential of an advanced cellular technology powering Apple Watch Series 3 can be unleashed only on an advanced full-4G network like Jio. Jio is the only network with pan-India 4G-data and voice services (VoLTE) that provides an unmatched experience," a Jio spokesperson said in a statement. Meanwhile, Airtel customers on "MyPlan Postpaid" or "Infinity Postpaid" plans would be able to enjoy cellular services on Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) for free. "We are happy to work with Apple to help our customers enjoy the Apple Watch Series 3 on India's best smartphone network," added Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer at Bharti Airtel.
Apple Watch Series 3 has built-in cellular function that lets users allow to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without iPhone nearby. The wearable has health and fitness modes with intelligent coaching features and 50-meter water resistance.