Samsung on Tuesday brought to India its new wearable device, the Gear S. Priced at Rs 29,500 and expected to sell at Rs 29,000, the smartwatch will give a premium option to those who want to own a wearable.
The Gear S, first announced at the IFA in Berlin, comes with a curved AMOLED screen that will show both traditional as well as trendy watch faces. One swipe will get you to apps and you can do almost everything you would with a smartphone. In fact, the Gear S for the has inbuilt 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Except for the first set-up and later software upgrades, the Gear S will be able to de-hyphenate its existence from the Galaxy devices it was yoked to in the past. It will be able to function as a full fledged phone in the process.
The device can provide turn-by-turn communication on your wrists when needed and can be controlled using voice commands. Samsung is launching the new watch with over 1,000 apps that have been customised for the new Tizen OS which powers it. This means the device has the potential to do more than what a regular health monitoring smartwatch does. Yes, it will monitor your health too.
Display: 2.0” Curved Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
Chipset: Dual core 1.0 GHz
Network: 900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G); 900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
USB: USB 2.0
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Audio Format : MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, OGG
Battery: 300mAh Li-ion
OS: Tizen based wearable platform