Samsung today announced the launch of its Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches in India at Rs 24,300 and Rs 25,800 respectively. The company has also announced the launch of Gear VR virtual reality headset in India at Rs 8,200. These will be available from Samsung’s retail stores and Flipkart.
Samsung Gear S2 has been made available in dark grey and silver colours with a sporty band while the Gear S2 Classic will be available in black case and leather band. There are many other bands available for S2 (mendini, warm grey and red) and Gear S2 Classic (grey leather and brown leather).
Both Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic offers 1.2 inch, circular Super AMOLED screen with 360×360 pixels resolution. They have 1 GHz dual core processor, Tizen operating system, 4 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM, WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.
They have a 250 mAh Li-Ion battery that claims to offer 2-3 days of back up and these come with wireless charging facility. They have accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, ambient light and barometer sensors. Both the S2 and S2 Classic are IP68 certified and thus are water and dust resistant.
The Gear S2 measures 42.3×49.8×11.4mm and weighs 47 grams while the S2 Classic measures 39.9×43.6×11.4 mm and weighs 42 grams. They have rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons for quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
These smartwatches allow users to check calendars, e-mails, news and to send text messages.
Samsung Gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR is only compatible with Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 and S6 Edge. You cannot use the headset for all kinds of content. Samsung though claimed to have exclusive VR movies, games and other contents which you can enjoy with this VR headset.
The new Gear VR headset looks similar to its predecessor, though it comes with a redesigned trackpad for greater control while enjoying the films, games, 360 degree videos and hundreds of new content available for Gear VR and a new foam cushioning to make the device more comfortable to wear.
Besides this, the Samsung Gear VR is said to be 22 percent lighter than previous Gear VR Innovator Edition.
The Samsung Gear VR features 54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses) with 96Ëš Field of View. The device measures 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm and weighs 130 grams. Sensors include- Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection).