Samsung launches Gear 2, Gear VR headset in India

New Delhi: South Korean electronic giant Samsung on Thursday launched two smart devices - Samsung Gear 2 and Gear virtual reality (VR) headset in India.

Samsung Gear 2 is a sleek wearable smartwatch. The device is available in two different variants - the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic.

The Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are the first Samsung smartwatches with circular designs.

The stainless steel chassis makes the device very light and it sits slim and sleek on the wrist.

It consists of a 1.2-inch 302 pixel-per-inch density Super AMOLED display with a ceramic-coated gorilla glass. The Gear S2 classic can be paired with any standard 20mm watch straps while for Gear S2, strap adaptor is available in Samsung's accessory selection.

According to the company, the rotating bezel is a highlight of the new wearable as it will allow users to easily access all required information. The Tizen-based wearable platform that runs on Dual-core1 Ghz processor provides fast and easy scrolling of long emails, calling, texting, shuffle the music tracks and even zoom in/out the maps.

The device has 20-30 customisable watch faces and needles.

The device also works as a fitness trainer through an app called S-Health that assists in gym exercises and coaching for sports like tennis and cricket.

The strap options with Gear S2 are Mendini, Warm Grey and Red while with Gear S2 Classic, Grey and Brown leather bands are available.

Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are available at Rs 24,300 and Rs 25,800, respectively.

While, Gear virtual reality (VR) is a mobile VR headset to provide better mobile entertainment experience to consumers. According to Samsung, the "Gear VR presents the unique opportunity for consumers to get an immersive, interactive Virtual Reality experience".

Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials and adjustable straps, the Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. It has huge eye space cavity enabling the users with spectacles to enjoy the 3D experience.

The device is compatible with Galaxy smartphones, including Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

The Gear VR that requires a compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone to work can be bought at Rs.8,200 from all Samsung retail chains and on the e-commerce website Flipkart.