by February 3, 2014 0 comments

Smartwatches may have been around for a while now and initial efforts from brands like Samsung have not helped their case who have decided to go with a luxury-first option with these devices that come at a premium and compatible only with the top-notch devices like Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 to name a few. But all this might about to change as Samsung has taken the first step towards parity by slashing the price of Galaxy Gear smartwatch for second time running in the country.

The Galaxy Gear which was officially launched in the country at Rs 22,990 is now selling for reasonable Rs 15,290. Reasonable has been carefully added in this context as compared to Sony’s Smartwatch 2, the Gear is more competent and loaded with functional features that can be made use of, on day-to-day basis.

Even though Sony’s wearable device is still priced at Rs 12,990, we appreciate the fact that Samsung decided to take things in its own hand which may in turn help them negotiate their own shortcomings aka sales volumes. 

Galaxy Gear comes with 1.7 inch AMOLED display and capable of making/taking calls, reading message without the need to take out your Galaxy Note 3, Note 2 or Galaxy S4 the only devices that the smartwatch is compatible with at the moment and even click pictures with its miniature camera.

Check out our ‘how to set-up’ the Gear to understand how it actually works.
All said and done, the next logical step with Gear will be to expand its horizon and offer compatibility with more mid-ranged devices in the Galaxy line-up just like how Sony offers Smartwatch 2 integration with devices running on Android 4.0 and above.

For the time being, Galaxy Gear sounds like a better wearable proposition at this pricing.

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