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Apple Watch Series 9 Announced: Smarter and Brighter


  • Apple Watch Series 9 is officially announced.
  • It is available in two sizes and features a 2000nits display.
  • The smartwatch features their S9 SiP bringing a new four-core Neural Engine.

Apple announced the launch of the Apple Watch Series 9 series in their Wonderlust event held on September 12, 2023. Along with the new watch series, Apple also announced the iPhone 15 series in the event.

Apple Watch Series 9
Apple Watch Series 9

With the Watch Series 9, they also announced the Apple Watch Ultra 2. We’ll talk about that in another article and dedicate this one to the Watch Series 9. The watch is available in two sizes: 41mm and 45mm and with two finishes: Aluminum and Stainless steel. Let’s look at what this premium smartwatch has to offer.

Apple Watch Series 9 Specifications

  • Body: WR50 water-resistant (50m), 41/45 mm
  • Build: Glass front, aluminum/stainless steel frame
  • Display: Retina LTPO OLED, 2000nits (peak)
  • Processor: Apple S9 (Dual-Core, PowerVR GPU)
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Wrist Strap: Detachable strap
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC
  • OS: watchOS 10
  • Battery Capacity: 308mAh, up to 18 hours (advertised)
  • Charging Type: Wireless charging, USB-C magnetic fast charging cable
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, SpO2, VO2max, temperature (body)
  • GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, BDS
  • Speaker: Yes

Apple Watch Series 9 Price in Nepal: TBD

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Price in Nepal (October 2023 Updated)

Apple Watch Series 9 Overview

Design and Display


The Series 9 is the first Apple watch to feature carbon-neutral combinations. Apple claims that pairing any Aluminum case with the new Sport Loop band results in a carbon-neutral combination.

The design itself is pretty much unchanged with the watch still featuring 50m water resistance and the 41/45mm sizes.


The display however is now twice as bright at 2000nits. It’s also a Retina LTPO OLED panel and the watch series 9 is available with GPS only or GPS+cellular models.

The Aluminum finish is available in 5 color variants: Pink, midnight, starlight, silver, and Product Red while the Stainless steel finish is available in Gold, Silver, and Graphite.

ALSO READ: iPhone 12 Price in Nepal (October 2023 Updated)


Powering the watch is the new S9 SiP. Apple claims this is their most powerful chip in the Apple watch ever and it brings a new dual-core CPU with 5.6 billion transistors, a significant 60% increase compared to the S8 There’s also a new four-core Neural Engine that processes machine learning tasks twice as fast.

In terms of memory, it offers 64GB of storage.

Health and Features

health and features
Health and Features

Not a lot has changed feature-wise. The Series 9 still features the same health sensors and is able to measure heart rate, SpO2, and body temperature. There’s also an ECG app capable of generating a similar graph and you’ll also get notifications for high/low heart rates along with irregular rhythm.

The Series 9 will also allow on-demand SpO2 measurements and keep background readings as well. You also get sleep tracking which not only measures sleep time but also keeps track of REM, Core, or Deep sleep.

Furthermore, temperature measurements can help with cycle tracking data to provide important information regarding the body and make retrospective estimations of ovulation which can be helpful for women users. Other than that, there’s a mindfulness app on the watch itself that engages the user and keeps track of emotions and daily moods.

The watch is also able to detect falls or crashes and call emergency services for help when needed. The fall detection is also optimized for use while in the workout app and can connect you to emergency services if you’re immobile.


watch series 9 software

The Series 9 comes with watchOS 10, which brings some welcome interface changes and provides more information. You can now use double-tap gestures to answer calls, open notifications, play/pause music, and more.

The watch brings insights into mental and vision health along with advanced metrics and views for cyclists. You can check out this link after reading this article for the full details.

Connectivity and Battery

For connectivity, the smartwatch supports Bluetooth 5.3 and dual-band Wi-Fi. It also has NFC support, making payments easier, and built-in GNSS support, including GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, BDS, and Galileo.

In the battery department, the watch comes with a 308mAh battery and also features wireless charging. Apple has claimed 18 hours of backup in normal usage and up to 36 hours of backup in low-power mode. The magnetic fast-charging USB-C cable comes included with the watch as well.

Apple Watch Series 9 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Apple Watch Series 9 price in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 79,500 (41mm, Aluminum), Rs. 81,999 (45mm, Aluminum), Rs. 1,17,999 (41mm, Stainless steel), and Rs. 1,24,000 (45mm, Stainless Steel). Apple states that the watch will go on sale from September 22, 2023. It will be available for purchase at Apple-authorized stores across the country.

Apple Watch Series 9 Finish Price in Nepal (expected)
41mm Aluminum Rs. 79500
41mm Stainless Steel Rs. 117999
45mm Aluminum Rs. 81999
45mm Stainless Steel Rs. 124000

The Apple Watch Series 9 is a premium smartwatch that tracks lots of workouts and comes with advanced health features like ECG / Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification, Blood Oxygen, Body temperature measurement, and more.

The smartwatch can be customized to be Carbon-neutral and comes in two sizes and finishes while also bringing slight improvements in the software department as well.

What do you think of the Apple Watch Series 9? Let us know in the comments!

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