Increasing its focus on wearables in India, Samsung Electronics has launched 3 new variants of the stylish Gear S2 smartwatch with a whole new set of applications & dial faces for the Indian consumers.
Samsung has introduced two new elegant editions of the Gear S2 Classic, one encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platinum, offering users diverse options to express and match their style. The third new variant is the Gear S2 White, where a sporty white elastomer strap is matched to the stylish silver dial.
Along with the new Gear S2 variants and unique watch faces, Samsung is also offering an enhanced choice of apps such as cab services from Uber, G’Night sleep tracking app, reminder specialist My Notes in Gear and an all-new YouTube browsing app Xenozu to its customers. Gear S2 will also feature a host of new games, enabling the intuitive rotating bezel as a natural game controller.
Manu Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India Electronics, said, “Gear S2 is a sleek and smart wearable that enable users to augment and personalise their mobile experience and lifestyle. The introduction of these new variants with additional apps and watch faces will further add to the style and convenience quotient. Samsung Gear S2 is a true testimony to our commitment to provide breakthrough technology to make lives of our consumers richer.”
Three brand new variants
With the 3 new offerings, the Samsung Gear S2 is now available in 5 variants in India – Gear S2 Classic Black, Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold, Gear S2 Classic Platinum, Gear S2 Black and Gear S2 White.
The Platinum and Rose Gold variants come with plating that encases the dial and buckle. The new variants are complemented by premium leather straps, in Ivory White for the Rose Gold and Black for the Platinum. As before, both straps are standardized 20mm straps, giving the customer complete freedom to ‘dress’ their Gear S2 further with straps of their choice.
More Apps and Dial Faces
The Gear S2 Apps story in India has appealed to its users with the innovative and comprehensive solutions around Health, fitness, Connectivity and Style. This has been further enriched with the introduction of a new set of Apps and Dial Faces.
For instance, the Uber for Gear app allows users to locate, request and confirm cabs conveniently right from their wrist.
Another new addition in the Gear Apps store has been the award winning G’Night sleep tracking app that makes use of availa ble sensors to analyse users’ sleep cycles to ensure they are woken up in their most active and fresh state.
In keeping with the efficiency boosting potential of a wearable device, a comprehensive notes & checklist application has been introduced for the Gear S2 called My Notes in Gear. With a host of tools that allow attaching pictures, colour coding and even reminder alarms based on time & location, the My Notes application keeps managing tasks & lists detailed yet fun.
YouTube browsing app, Xenozu, has been added to the Gear S2 portfolio that allows users to browse, search and view videos on the Gear S2, just with the turn of the bezel. It’s a great way to check what’s trending on YouTube before reaching for your phone. This is in addition to pre-existing apps for Twitter and Instagram as well as full keypad based support for popular Messengers like WhatsApp, Facebook etc.
Customers now also have a wider catalogue of dial faces to choose from right from the purely visual animated art of Peanuts to highly functional dial faces that can call out weather, moon phases, health goals, reminders & notifications all in one screen
Host of new games
There’s also a host of new games that use the rotating bezel of the Gear S2 as a natural and intuitive game controller. To name a few, games from popular genres like the puzzle based Hextris, classic car racing Vroom Rider, brain teaser themed Hangman as well as wildly popular Play store games like Space Wars & Snake are now available on the Gear S2 to be played with bezel control.
Price and Availability
The new variants of the Gear S2 wearable will be available across all Samsung retail channels at a price of INR 24,300 for the Gear S2 White and INR 34,900 for the Gear S2 Classic Gold and Platinum variants.