Taiwan is the manufacturing hub of bicycles and active lifestyle. Leveraging this, Samsung has tied up with bike retailer Merida in Taiwan to sell its Galaxy Gear wearable devices, particularly Galaxy Gear S and Gear Circle to consumers. This strategy makes a lot of sense as Taiwan has a heavy population of cyclists and more people are moving towards healthy and active lifestyle.
Gear S is a smartwatch that is IP67 certified that keeps the watch safe from water and dust and features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, Bluetooth, GPS, 4GB internal memory, Heart-rate sensor, UV Sensor, Barometer and 300mAh battery that will give about 2 days of battery life.
Gear Circle is lightweight and sweat resistant and can be worn around neck. It communicates via Bluetooth with the smartphone.