Samsung unveils “Gear S”, a smartwatch that can make calls without requiring to pair with mobile phone

Written on:August 28, 2014
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Samsung has unveiled a new kind of smartwatch. It is named as “Gear S” .

It is capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby.

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“Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”

The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, providing a richer view with a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance with features such as conversation view and condensed font. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customizable screen options and changeable straps empower users to express their own taste and style.

It runs on samsung’s own Tizen operating system. The “Gear S”  has a separate slot for a SIM card on the back panel.

The Samsung “Gear S” allows the users to make and receive calls via 2G or 3G, and also offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Gear S features a 2-inch curved display.

It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. And  it includes many sensors, including a barometer, GPS, a compass, a pulse rate reader, and even a UV monitor.

The Samsung Gear S allows consumers to control how they want to connect, switching easily between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronizing information when paired to a smartphone.

“Gear S” will start selling from October. Samsung did not give details on pricing.

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Written on:August 26, 2014
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Written on:August 25, 2014
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Written on:August 25, 2014
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Written on:August 23, 2014
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