Samsung Gear S Smartwatch With Voice Calling Feature Launched in India at Rs 28,900

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Along with the much expected Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, Samsung has also launched its first independent voice call supported smartwatch the Gear S in India. The Samsung Gear S comes in Blue Black and White color variants and is priced at Rs. 28,900.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

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Those who are thinking that its Android Wear time piece, you guys are wrong as this one uses a home-brewed Tizen OS. Samsung in fact, first unveiled the device back in August and also showcased the same in September at the pre-IFA 2014 trade fair.

Samsung Gear S In Pictures

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

One of the most peculiar feature of the new smartwatch is that this is the first smartwatch to come with a built-in SIM card slot. It means that it can make and receive calls, without connecting to a parent device. Moreover, the watch also supports 3G option.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

Samsung Gear S: Key Specifications

The Samsung Gear S comes with a 2 inch Super AMOLED display offering a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1 GHz Dual-Core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and runs on Tizen based wearable platform rather than Android Wear, which is getting popular in the wearable market off late.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

The device houses 4GB of internal memory and has comes with a support for 2G and 3G Call via SIM card and even a Bluetooth Call. Other connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and A-GPS/Glonass.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

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Talking about the feature, Samsung also says that the watch comes with S Voice functionality for dictating and voice commands, apart from the onscreen keyboard. Additionally, Samsung has included its own S Health app, apart from Nike+ Running, to help users track their health statistics. Also onboard is turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided via Here Maps, a 24-hour news service from the Financial Times, and more. Even Heart Rate sensor has been used in the Gear S.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

Regular sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer can also be found in the Gear S. It is a well built smartwatch with IP67 Certification for dust and water resistant form and it is powered by a 300mAh Li-ion battery, which according to the company offers up to 2 days of battery life.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launched in India at Rs 28,900

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