Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Samsung Gear S over at the IFA, 2014 and later on, the Korean tech giant held an event in India to launch both these devices. Well, the Note 4 have gone on sale the next day but the Samsung Gear S was not available on the next day. A few days ago, the pre-orders of this smartwatch has been started and now this device is available in a few retailer stores now.
The Samsung Gear S is a solid smartwatch and you can select a variety of color options and you can change the band also. The smartwatch has a nice metal bezel on it. It is also having that plastic band. The band looks quite nice and premium. The most interesting feature which we saw on this device was the SIM card inserting feature. So, there is no requirement of phones now. You are now independent and you are on your own now. You can make calls from your smarwatch.
There are two capacitive touch buttons present around the hardware menu button which is present on the front of this device. This smartwatch is running on the Tizen based wearable platform. It packs a 1GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. It is also going to keep a sharp eye on your health. This device comes with the heart rate sensor and the pedometer and other applications are are also present in this device.
The Samsung Gear S is 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm in dimensions and it is a very light weighted device. It is having connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 port etc. This is a IP67 certified device which means that it is splash-proof and rsistant to dirt. It also comes with an ultra power saving mode. There is a on screen QWERTY keyboard present too for texting and doing emails. There is a 3×4 keyboard present. The missing features is that it is not having a camera which we saw on the Samsung Gear 2. It is priced at Rs.28,000/-.