Samsung Launches WiFi-Only Variant of Gear S Smartwatch

By Vivek

One of the most awaited smartwatches so far was the Gear S from Samsung which can make independent phone calls as it comes with a SIM card slot. The smartwatch is already available in India and other markets around the globe.

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However, what came as a surprise recently is the new varaint of the same Gear S smartwatch. Not that it is anything different than the regular Gear S but this one comes as a WiFi-only varaint. Samsung has launched this variant of the Gear S in Japan for ¥38,880 (Approx. Rs. 20,365). The WiFi-only version of the Gear S is currently offered by Japanese carrier KDDI au while the and NTT DoCoMo is selling the SIM card slot equipped Gear S.

Samsung Gear S In Pictures

Samsung Launches WiFi-Only Variant of Gear S Smartwatch

The difference between the two smartwatches is seen in the respective product pages, as the DoCoMo page lists a SIM Ejector as an in-package accessory but it is missing from the product page in AU website. As per the information on the product page, even the GPS connectivity of the Gear S seems to be missing.

Samsung Gear S: Key Specification

The Samsung Gear S sports a 2 inch (360 x 480 pixels) Super AMOLED Curved display. It is powered by a 1 GHz Dual-Core processor coupled with a 512MB RAM.

It runs on Tizen based wearable platform and houses 4GB internal memory. Since there is a SIM card slot in the device, the device is capable of making 2G and 3G calls as well via Bluetooth. The intelligent watch comes with a IP67 Certification and thus it is dust and water resistant.

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Connectivity options include WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS/Glonass and features S Health and Heart Rate sensor. Other hardware includes Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and it is powered by a 300mAh Li-ion battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life. It will be delivered in 3 to 5 business days once the order is complete.

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