Samsung would soon allow cab booking through its Gear S2 smartwatch. Manu Sharma, the director of Samsung Devices, said to The Mobile Indian on the sidelines of Samsung Forum 2016 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He further added, Gear S2 users can book a cab through the watch by making a voice call. However, Samsung has not revealed the cab company with which it has joined hands to offer the service but we guess it could be either Ola or the Uber.
Samsung Gear S2 was launched in India last month in two versions – Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic at Rs 24,300 and Rs 25,800 respectively. 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.