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Samsung unveils new Gear S smartwatch with curved screen, 3G radio

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2014 23:38 User comments (4)

Samsung unveils new Gear S smartwatch with curved screen, 3G radio Samsung has continued their official trend of making anything and seeing if someone will buy it, launching the Gear S smartwatch based on their own modified Tizen operating system.
The Gear S features a 2-inch curved screen (see the photo) with 360x480 resolution and a built-in 3G modem, allowing you to make phone calls without a synced device.

On the software side, the Tizen OS comes with a few goodies. Real-time map navigation is provided by Nokia (HERE) and the awesome Spritz speed reading software is built-in as well, although I cannot imagine you would ever need to speed read on a two-inch display on your wrist.

Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM, Samsung says the 300mAh battery should give you two days of usage per charge. Just like the newly announced G Watch R, the Gear S has a compass, accelermometer, gyroscope, barometer and heart rate monitor. It is also IP67 dust and water resistant.

Pricing has not been announced, but the watch will launch in October.

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4 user comments

129.8.2014 1:36

Samsung seem very attached to the concept of having the same home button on all its devices.

229.8.2014 9:37

nice looking watch , only thing i like about the watch is the phone feature ,& map navigation. I don't really understand the other features , a.k.a i'm a dummy.

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330.8.2014 4:17

That is a good looking timepiece, if the price is reasonable I'd buy it for that alone.

430.8.2014 8:07

Beautiful watch.

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