Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic launched starting at Rs 24,300: Finally on Thursday, the Gear G2 smartwatch from Samsung has launched in India. It had made a debut at last year’s IFA. Two variants of the device named – Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic has been launched by the company. The price of the Gear S2 is Rs 24,300 and of S2 Classic is Rs 25,800. The smartwatches are based on Tizen OS. The smartwatch will be available via Samsung retails and also customers can order in on Flipkart which is also online partner for Gear VR.
The company has made the Gear VR headset available, the price of it is Rs.8,200. At the time of launching it was confirmed by the company that the Gear S2 will come with dial faces and there will be Indian themes for the users to choose. Samsung Gear S2 is the company’s first smartwatch with circular design. The new wearable has a highlight that is the rotating bezel which will allow the users to access all the information’s required. It also features back and home buttons.
Let us now focus on the new Gear VR headset which is made available by the company. It is said to be 22 % lighter than the previous version. It will only work with Samsung smartphones produced in 2015. It will allows user to watch videos directly on the headset from the websites. It will further feature 3D video Streaming and 360-degree and also along with any HTML5 video from the website.
Let us see some features of the Tizen OS based smartwatches
DISPLAY: It sports a circular Super AMOLED display of 1.2 inch. The resolution of the watches are 360 x 360 pixels with 302ppi pixel density. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is used to protect the display.
SOFTWARE: The operating system of the phone is powered by a dual-core Exynos processor of 1GHz.
HARDWARE: The smartwatch comes with a RAM of 512MB and an internal storage of 4GB. Both the watches are water and dust resistance, as they are IP68-certified.
SENSORS: The watches features sensors like gyroscope, barometer, accelerometer, heart rate, gyroscope and ambient light.
BATTERY: It has a battery capacity of 250mAh battery and can be used for 2-3 days. It comes with a wireless charging system.
COLOUR: The colour available for Samsung Gear S2 is silver and dark grey case along with a sporty band. Other bands available for Gear S2 are warm grey, red and mendini. Colour available for Gear S2 classic is black case with a leather band and options between brown leather and grey leather band.
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The smartwatches will work with android devices that are running on android version of 4.4 and above and on devices that have a RAM of more than 1.5 GB. But it can soon work with iOS devices as well as announced by the company.