Almost a year in the waiting, the Apple Watch has officially landed in Malaysia. The Watch is priced from RM1,599 for its entry-level Apple Watch Sports (38mm), and it goes all the way up to RM80,000 for its top of the line Apple Watch Edition with 18 Karat gold.
With the Chinese New Year approaching, the Malaysian Apple Store has also introduced the auspicious (Product)RED Edition as well. But, you have to act fast as it goes on sale only until 22nd February.
To refresh your memory, the Apple Watch comes in 2 sizes – 38mm and 42mm. Depending on your preference and most importantly budget, the Watch can be yours in 3 versions – Apple Watch Sports, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. The Sports version comes with an aluminium case and Ion-X glass, plus it is paired with a rubber sports strap. The Apple Watch gets a stainless steel case with a more robust sapphire crystal on top and it comes with a wider range of bands including the an all metal Link Bracelet. For those who seek the finer things in life, the Apple Watch Edition gets a golden case that’s priced from RM47,000.
The full Malaysian Apple Watch pricing are as follows:
Apple Watch Sport 38mm (Sport Band) – RM1,599
Apple Watch Sport 42mm (Sport Band) – RM1,849
Apple Watch 38mm (Sport Band) – RM2,499
Apple Watch 42mm (Sport Band) – RMM2,749
Apple Watch 38mm (Classic Buckle) – RM2,999
Apple Watch 42mm (Classic Buckle) – RMM3,249
Apple Watch 38mm (Modern Buckle) – RM3,499
Apple Watch 42mm (Leather Loop) – RM3,249
Apple Watch 38mm (Milanese Loop) – RM2,999
Apple Watch 42mm (Milanese Loop) – RM3,249
Apple Watch 38mm (Link Bracelet) – RM4,299
Apple Watch 42mm (Link Bracelet) – RM4,549
Apple Watch 38mm (Black Link Bracelet) – RM4,799
Apple Watch 42mm (Black Link Bracelet) – RM5,049
Apple Watch Edition 38mm (Sport Band) – RM47,000
Apple Watch Edition 42mm (Sport Band) – RM57,000
Apple Watch Edition 38mm (Modern Buckle) – RM80,000
Apple Watch Edition 42mm (Classic Buckle) – RM70,000
Sport Band – RM249
Milanese Loop – RM749
Classic Buckle – RM749
Leather Loop – RM749
Modern Buckle – RM1,249
Link Bracelet – RM2,049
Link Bracelet Kit (Extension) – RM249
The Apple Watch is compatible only with the iPhone 5 and above, and it currently runs on the latest watchOS 2. Whether you’re getting the 38mm or 42mm watch, the OLED display pushes a pixel density of 326ppi. On-board, the Watch features 8GB of storage and it uses both Bluetooth and WiFi for connectivity. Underneath, there’s a round element which houses the heart rate sensor as well as an inductive charger. You can use the watch for making voice calls when paired, and the battery is sufficient enough to last a full day.
Compared with Singapore and Australia, the Watch is slightly more pricey over here. As a comparison, the base 38mm Apple Watch Sport is priced at S$499 (RM1,579) in Singapore and A$499 (RM1,552) in Australia. Even the straps are cheaper in Singapore at S$78 (about RM238) for the Apple Watch Sport version.