Samsung unveiled Tizen OS based circular wearable smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, in September last year at IFA. Today, the company launched 2 variants of the device in India – Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic priced at Rs.24300 and Rs.25800 respectively. Samsung also announced new Gear VR, powered by Oculus. The Virtual Reality headset will be available at a price of Rs.8200.
Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2 is compatible with many Samsung devices running Android 4.3 and above, including Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and more, check the full list here. Regarding compatibility with Non-Samsung devices, the Gear S2 can be paired with smartphones with Android 4.4 or above and, at least, 1.5GB RAM. Note that Samsung’s proprietary features (e.g. Message, email, Alarm, Samsung Pay etc.) will not be available for non-Samsung smartphones.
The Samsung Gear S2 features 1.2-inch Super AMOLED circular display with a resolution of 360 X 360 and rotating bezel. The Gear S2 measures 42.3 X 49.8 X 11.4mm and weighs 47 grams while the Classic variant measures 39.9 X 43.6 X 11.4mm and weighs 42 grams. It is powered by Dual-core 1.0 GHz Exynos 3250 with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. IP68 certified (dust & water resistant) smartwatch has connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC.
Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic – Key Specifications & Features
- Display: 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360×360, 302ppi
- OS: Tizen based wearable platform
- Memory :Storage: 4GB Internal Memory / RAM: 512MB
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
- Features: Communications
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, – Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
- Features: Health & Fitness
– S Health, Nike+ Running
- Features: Information
– Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather
- Features: Media
– Music Player, Gallery
- Features: Others
– Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock
Key Specifications of Samsung Gear VR
- Dimensions: 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm
- Weight: 310 grams
- Sensors: Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection) sensors
- 96 degrees of field view
- Compatible with the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge
The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in Dark Gray case with a Dark Grey band and Silver case with Sporty band. The Gear S2 Classic will be available in Black case with Leather band. Both smartwatches will be available to buy from all Samsung retail channels and with online partner Flipkart.