Samsung Gear S WiFi only variant hits Japan

Samsung has launched a WiFi only variant of the Gear S in Japan for ¥38,880 ($330). The WiFi-only version of the Gear S is currently offered by Japanese carrier KDDI au while the and NTT DoCoMo is selling the SIM card slot equipped Gear S.


The difference between the two smartwatches is seen in the respective product pages, as the DoCoMo page lists a SIM Ejector as an in-package accessory but it is missing from the product page in AU website. As per the information on the product page, even the GPS connectivity of the Gear S seems to be missing.

Samsung Gear S (SM-R750) based on Tizen Wearable platform went on sale in India earlier this month priced at Rs. 27,900. The smartwatch which comes in with built-in SIM card slot has s a 2-inch (360 x 480 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display, comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor and enables you to independently make and receive calls, without connecting to a device and also offers 3G support.


It has IP67 certification for dust and water-resistant and connects to the devices using Bluetooth 4.1 LE. It comes with a Heart Rate sensor to monitor your heart rate easily and packs a 300mAh Li-ion battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life. There is no word on if or when Samsung will offer this version of the watch in other markets.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+