Samsung Launches New Gear VR For Rs. 7290, Gear IconX, Gear Fit2 In India: Here’s Everything You Need To Know


With the launch of Galaxy Note 7 phablet flagship in India, Samsung has also made official of a new Gear VR headset, Gear IconX wireless Earbuds, and of course launched Gear Fit2 fitness tracker as well.

Three new accessories fr the newly arrived Galaxy Note7 makes sense to check out. Detailing all in one place, we have taken them one and all to share their reviews and specs as well as its pricing details on the go. Here are the complete key features to run down.

Samsung Gear VR Headset 2016

This is the latest in its category specifically released for the Galaxy Note7, Gear VR headset is developed with the new phablet in Mind. The virtual reality headset comes fixed with a USB Type-C port, also equipped with a microUSB connector that makes it backward compatible with the likes of the Galaxy Note5, S6 and S7 smartphones. Design-wise, the all-new Gear VR has undergone subtle changes, which also comes with a new touchpad and wider Field of View has been increased from 96-degrees to 101-degrees for an extremely impressive video and gaming experience.

Rest of new Gear VR headset specs includes sensors:  Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection) and measures in at 207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6 mm and weighs 345g. Supports Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6 Edge, S6/S6 Edge+. It will be available to purchase along with the Galaxy Note 7 starting September 2nd.

The Samsung galaxy VR headset comes in Blue Black color and is priced at Rs. 7290 respectively. Launch offer from Samsung giving away the new Gear VR for just Rs. 1990 for those who pre-book Note 7 before 30th August.

Samsung Gear IconX

This is Samsung’s truly wireless earbuds, were launched for India at an event that can track fitness reports and also provide users with feedback on their running performance. It’s the first fitness tracking earset, was announced in June 2016 – tracks your heart rate, distance, speed, duration and calories burned and also provide data through the voice guide, even without pairing with the smartphone.

These Gear IconX earbuds has no wires at all, between the smartphone or the right or left buds. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth 4.1, and has 4GB of internal storage that can eventually store up to 1000 songs. There’s still a 47mAh battery built-in, which lasts up to 90 minutes of one charging. The earbuds also boasts sensors including accelerometer and heart-rate monitor, which can double up a fitness tracker.

The Gear IconX is a splash resistant (P2i Nano Coating), has a standalone Music player and the voice guide supports 15 languages. Compatible with phones running on Android 4.4 or above with 1.5GB RAM or more. It also comes with a 315mAh Charging Case and finally the value of it is highlighted below.

The Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds set is priced at Rs. 13,490 and will go on sale by the end of August this month.

Samsung Gear Fit 2016

Priced at Rs. 13,990, Samsung Gear Fit2 has finally entered into the market of India. It features a 1.5-inch Curved Super AMOLED screen with 216×432 pixels resolution display, is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in space and packs a 200mAh battery – that lasts up to three to four days of life.

The Gear Fit2 is purely based on Tizen OS, the wearable tracks your fitness-related activities, sleep and heart-rate as well. It has a built-in GPS, so that it doesn’t need to always have a smartphone around your pocket to track all the records.

It’s also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It automatically tracks 15 different fitness activities thus includes walking, squatting, yoga, treadmill and more. A heart-rate monitor can measure distance, pace, route and calories burned. It can also be played motivational soundtrack over Bluetooth to keep you moving.

It has a standalone music player that let user transfer music files between the Gear Fit2 to your smartphone with Samsung Gear app. It will be available in two sizes; small and larger and will be selling it by the end of August.

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