Samsung has launched its Gear S2 range of smartwatches – Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic in India, as expected. These have a 1.2-inch ( 360×360 pixels) Circular Super AMOLED displays, rotating bezel and run on Tizen based wearable platform. These also have Home and Back buttons to access notifications and applications easily.
The Gear S2 has a silicone band offering a minimal and modern design and the Gear S2 classic has a Black finish with a matching genuine leather band for a premium look. These have IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, connects to the devices using Bluetooth 4.1 LE and have NFC support for mobile payments
Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic Specifications
- 1.2-inch (360×360 pixels) Circular Super AMOLED display, 302 ppi
- 1 GHz Dual-Core Exynos 3250 processor
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory
- Tizen based wearable platform
- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
- 250mAh Li-ion battery with wireless charging
The Samsung Gear S2 comes in Dark Grey color with Silver case and sporty band and Gear S2 classic comes with Black case with leather band, and are priced at Rs. 24,300 and Rs. 25,800, respectively. These smartwatches will be available from Samsung retail channels and exclusively from Flipkart online starting today. Several band options for the smartwatches will be available separately. Samsung said that the Gear S2 has been developed in partnership with Samsung’s R&D Center, Samsung Research Institute (Bangalore) as well as Indian third party partners.
Samsung said that the latest 18K Rose Gold and Titanium variants that was introduced at the CES will be launched by the end of February.
We went hands-on with the Gear S2 at the IFA last year, unboxed it and checked out the 18K Rose Gold and Titanium variants at the CES 2016 earlier this month, check out the videos below.
Commenting on the launch, Manu Sharma, Director, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics India said:
Samsung has been at the forefront of wearable technology with the introduction of an innovative and progressive Gear product portfolio in India. Samsung Gear S2 is a true testimony to our commitment to provide breakthrough technology to make lives of our consumers better. Armed with cutting edge features such as a paradigm defining Circular UI, connectivity solutions and fitness solutions, the Samsung Gear S2 seamlessly blends mobility with convenience. The wearable, with its sleek circular design and an array of accessorisation options is sure to become the preferred choice of our discerning customers. With the Gear S2, Samsung is setting brave new standards in the wearables category in India.