The Apple Watch is one of the cooler pieces of tech to emerge in the last several years. Essentially a mini computer on your wrist, it passes on important information from your phone like SMS notifications and fitness tracking stats.
Until recently, you were required to pair it with an iPhone in order to use many of its features, but last September, Apple released a version in other parts of the world that supported LTE phone networks (just like your smartphone) so that it could be used as a standalone device.
And now, finally, the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is available in the UAE via Etisalat. Two versions of the watch will be available when it goes on sale on June 15: a larger 42mm version starting at Dhs1,784, while the smaller 38mm version starts at Dhs1,679.
Apple still requires you to have an iPhone to set up the device, but once paired, you’ll be able to use the watch to make calls, send messages, stream music and more, even if you leave your phone at home.
This is thanks to an eSIM embedded in the Apple Watch, which you will need to activate through Etisalat for a one-off fee of Dhs25. This will grant you three months of service for free, thereafter you’ll need to pay Dhs25 per month to keep it online.