Samsung launches the 3G capable Gear S smartwatch in India, hefty price tag

Samsung launches the 3G capable Gear S smartwatch in India, hefty price tag
Samsung's Gear S was announced at the company's Unpacked 2.0 event and has become one of the more anticipated smartwatches this year. With its 2-inch curved display and sleek design, the wearable sure has the looks, but what has tech-heads truly interested in the device is that it will have its independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. This means that the watch will be able to do voice calls and Internet browsing, without needing to be tethered to your phone, which is a feat that has yet to become widely adopted among smartwatches.

So, while price and release date for the device in the US is yet a mystery, it has just launched in India, together with the Galaxy Note 4. The Gear S is priced at the hefty $470 mark (Rs 28,900), which would probably make it the most expensive smartwatch available (before the Apple Watch Edition arrives, at least).

So, are you waiting for the Gear S? Does this price dishearten you a bit?


source: The Techolic

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21 Comments

1. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Shamesung pack your bags coz u are going out of india soon

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

'Shamesung' ? Please get out of here kid.

8. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Why did i hurt ur feelings ??

10. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

No.The name you're reffering to such a big company is implying you're probably 10-13.

11. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

It used to be a big company. But, now they are trying to steal money from people with their both hands and legs atleast in India, and who knows there might other countries too !!

12. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They are 'stealing'? Really? It's the people who buy them.

20. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

No they are not. Plz grow up or GTFO.

3. fepecy

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

shamesung?? grow up dude, yo dont have to buy it.

5. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

How about same soon then?

9. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I m grown, and who said m buying it. I would buy a smartphone in this price instead of this !!

4. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

they already have gone

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're paying for the technology not the brand. The G watch will also have a high price tag.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Use it as a phone replacement not unless you are willing to take up tizen.

7. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

They will only sell few 100s of this in INDIA...

13. OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

unusually overpriced as usual.

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

LOL GTFO $470

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Its not that pricy guys. Note 4 is launched here for $1000. They are considering themselves as iPhone of India. I want to see Sammy going to 2nd place after mi4 & 1+1 launches here. Good luck with over seas profit samesung.

17. MrDropgift

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Okay where is the link to buy this thing I need it now.... Will it work in the USA?

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nice smartwatch. I like it. But with that price tag, I'm out. :3

19. Itoldyouso

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

That is an Apple price. Wow. I hope it isn't that much in the USA.

21. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

What's the "perk" to 3g capability? Are we at a point where smart watches are going to replace phones? Personally I don't think 3g is really a "necessary" thing. Just an added data plan that works well with a device that I already own and carry around with me everywhere but just on the 1% chance that I don't have it I can actually use the money I put into it. So it's practically my PS Vita...

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