In addition to the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, Samsung on Tuesday also introduced the Gear S smartwatch in the Indian market. Priced at INR 28,900, it is the first Gear-branded smartwatch from Samsung to come with built-in 3G support.
According to Samsung, Gear S will go on sale beginning October 17 at major retail stores as well as e-commerce websites.
Sporting a curved Super AMOLED display, the Gear S comes with 1GHz dual-core processor, Tizen OS, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and 300 mAh battery. The smartwatch also packs Wi-Fi support, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, water/ dust resistance, and heart-rate sensor.
Unlike other Gear smartwatches, Gear S can be used as a standalone device and won’t require pairing with any smartphone or tablet. In addition to the fitness-related functions, the Gear S users will be able to make or receive calls, check notifications, emails, and even see maps or get turn-by-turn directions.