At this year's MWC, Samsung unleashed its next-generation Gear 2 smartwatch. Furthermore, the company went ahead with an announcement of Gear Fit, an intelligent fitness band, and low-end Gear 2 Neo.
As expected, Samsung did not declare retail pricing of its latest-generation wearable computing devices. However, the company did mention that these new products will hit global markets sometime in April.
Now, according to sources close to Sam Mobile, the South Korean giant Samsung won't sell the Gear 2 for less. It is expected to cost €299 or Rs. 25,399 approximately. Whereas, Samsung's other wearable devices, notably, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit would cost €199 each or Rs. 16,904 approximately.
It should be noted that the retail prices of the respective products are in Euros. So, there are chances that the Indian price of Gear 2, alongside the Gear Fit and Gear 2 might be entirely different.
As a reminder, the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear is now available under Rs. 14,000 price bracket. It was originally announced in India for a whooping Rs. 22,900.
Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit
By now, it is almost clear that the original Samsung Galaxy Gear was a big failure. After a gap of six months, Samsung is once again back in the wearable devices market. The first generation Galaxy Gear was announced towards the end of 2013 at IFA Berlin tech show. Reportedly, the Android-powered Galaxy Gear had shifted fewer units, which led to change in Samsung's strategy.
However, Samsung's new wearable products: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit, are looking no different from similar devices made by arch rivals. Out of the three, the Gear 2 ( including Gear 2 Neo) is a flagship smartwatch that runs Samsung backed Tizen OS, instead of Google's Android OS. On the other hand, the Gear Fit doesn't seem to have an OS of its own.
Surely, Samsung does come up with nicely built wearable products, but the compatibility with other Android devices and third-party apps are still a big worry. Also, what matters at the end is right pricing and usability of a wearable device.
Will you buy Samsung Gear 2 for Rs. 25,399? Are you impressed with the kind of wearable devices in the making? Have your say by leaving your comments below.