The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been treated to a price cut it in India and you can currently grab it for Rs 19,075. That’s down from the cost of Rs 22,990 at which it was originally being sold, by almost Rs 4000. It’s not surprising considering that the wrist-gear did not do exceedingly well internationally.
And the fact that the company decided to sell an expensive and practically unnecessary accessory in a price sensitive market like India never made much sense in the first place. To put things into perspective, the 16GB Wi-Fi Google Nexus 7 2013 is pegged at just Rs 20,999 in the country.
The Galaxy Gear is there to ensure that you don’t have to keep slipping your phone out of your pocket in order to stay updated with what’s going on. There’s even a 720p camera onboard which fulfills some basic photography needs. The gadget features a 1.6″ touch display, a 315mAh battery, 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM and an 800MHz processor.
The smartwatch is compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 2 phablets as well as the Galaxy S4 smartphone. The device basically serves as a sort of mediator between you and your handset. It lets you make or receive calls, quickly set a reminder, check text messages and so on.
Here’s a quick look at the specs:
– 1.6″ touchscreen
– 800MHz processor
– 1.9MP AF 720p camera
– 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM
– Bluetooth 4.0
– 315mAh battery
The Samsung eStore in currently vending the wearable at the aforementioned price. Here’s a link to the product page from where you can order it.