Samsung began the sale of its premium 18K Rose Gold and Platinum models of the Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch on Monday. Both the smartwatches carry a price tag of Rs. 34,900. Along with this, Samsung also unveiled White Gear S2 variant of the smartwatch which will be made available at Rs. 24,300.
With the addition of these new models, now the Samsung Gear S2 will be available in 5 different models in India: Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold, Gear S2 Classic Black, Gear S2 Classic Platinum, Gear S2 White and Gear S2 Black. The company is also offering the more apps and Dial faces for the Samsung Gear S2 Classic and Samsung Gear S2 smartwatches.
These set of new apps include the Uber for Gear app which allows the wearer to locate and book Uber cabs right from their smartwatch. The other apps include G’Night sleep app which tracks the sleep cycles of the wearer, a YouTube browsing app, My Notes in Gear App which is an app for taking notes and check listing, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook among others.
Samsung has also brought a host of new dial faces in the form of animated peanuts. These functional dial faces can call out weather, health goals, reminders, moon phases, and other notifications on the screen.
Few new games like Hextris, Vroom Rider, and Hangman has been introduced for the Gear S2. These new apps can use the rotating bezel of the Gear S2 as game controllers.
At a glance, the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches sport a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display with of 360×360 pixels resolution and 302ppi pixel density. These wearables are powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. These devices are based on Tizen OS and IP68-certified which means that the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 Classic are both dust and water-resistant. These devices also feature gyroscope, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, ambient light, and barometer. These smartwatches pack a 250mAh battery which promises 2-3 days of general usages.
Manu Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said on this launch occasion, “Gear S2 is a sleek and smart wearable that enables users to augment and personalise their mobile experience and lifestyle. The introduction of these new variants with additional apps and watch faces will further add to the style and convenience quotient. Samsung Gear S2 is a true testimony to our commitment to provide breakthrough technology to make lives of our consumers richer.”
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