Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features a Curved Screen Amongst Other Features
Samsung seem to be at the forefront when it comes to launching smartwatches, keeping in line with this it just announced the Samsung Gear S, how many is that now? The Gear S however has a few more tricks up its sleeve than usual.
This latest addition comes with a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution. That’s not all though it comes with a built-in 3G modem, this allows it to receive notifications and messages, and make and receive calls without having to be in range of your fancy Samsung smartphone. It’s basically a phone in a watch.
Although a wrist mounted smartphone is not exactly something new. Samsung’s latest effort uses their own operating system Tizen, like its Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo devices, and also has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, in addition to its cellular radio. It’s good that we are finally starting to see displays that wrap around the contours of the wrist, rather than sticking out as a traditional flat surface.
Software wise the Gear S has HERE navigation provided by Nokia, as well as Spritz speed-reading. It also includes GPS sensors, an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, UV detection, barometer and a heart rate monitor. Under the hood it’s running 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, plus a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor. It has IP67 dust and water resistance, and a relatively small 300mAh battery, which Samsung says will still manage to get it 2 days of usage under normal conditions.
Samsung will also be launching the Gear Circle headset, which offers Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a vibration motor to provide silent notifications, and a mic for chatting as well as receiving voice commands.
The Gear S will be available starting in October, though pricing hasn’t been announced. Seriously though how many smartwatches so Samsung have now?