Samsung Launches IconX, Gear Fit 2, and New Gear VR in India
its New Delhi event on Thursday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note
7 will be available in India at Rs. 59,990 from September 2 . However,
the company also launched its wearables including the new Gear VR
headset, the IconX wireless earphones, and Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker
for India at the same event.
Samsung launched its new Gear VR
alongside Note 7’s global launch earlier this month and the new virtual
reality headset has a dedicated home button and also provides up to
101-degree field of view.
The new Gear VR comes with USB Type-C
and Micro USB ports, and sports an accelerometer, gyro meter, and
proximity sensors. The headset will be available for Rs. 7,290 when it
goes on sale from the first week of September. The new Gear VR headset
is compatible with the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy
Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Launched in a
Blue Black colour variant, it weighs 345 grams, and measures
IconX, the wireless earbuds by the
South Korean company, were also launched for India at the Thursday event
and can track fitness details and also provide users with feedback on
their running performance. The new Gear IconX comes in three different
sizes of ear tips and wingtips. The IconX wireless earphones have been
priced at Rs. 13,490, and will be available from the end of August in
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes with several improvements over
its predecessor and now features an embedded GPS sensor as well as a
heart rate monitor. The new fitnes band from Samsung also comes with
auto activity tracking feature which effectively means that users will
not have to manually activate the sports band. The band is capable of
tracking various movements like running, walking, cycling, or even using
rowing machine or elliptical trainer. Gear Fit 2 has been priced at Rs.
13,990 and will also be available from the end of August in India.