The Tizen based Samsung Gear S has been launched in India and is priced at Rs. 29,500 (MRP), and it is estimated that it will have a market operating price of Rs. 28,900. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was also launched. The Samsung Gear S allows you to break free from being connected all the time to a Smartphone for data, as it has 2G/3G cellular and data connectivity built in and takes a Nano sized SIM card. You also get the latest Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi connectivity and also GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer and UV light sensors. The devices is also IP67 certified dust and water resistant.

 
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“Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”

The Gear S has a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display with a 360×480 pixel resolution. A dual-core 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM, 4GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 300mAh Li-ion battery. Samsung claims this will give you 2 days use, but I really have to see it to believe it at this point.

To initially use the Gear S you will have to initially pair it with one of the 20 approved Samsung Galaxy Smartphones, but after initial pairing you can disconnect and use as a standalone device. I know, not ideal.