Samsung Gear S smartwatch and Gear Circle headset announced. Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Gear S, the next generation smartwatch that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features to meet the evolving needs of consumers. "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," said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Gear S
The new Samsung Gear S smartwatch offers a beautiful curved design combined with 3G connectivity on the wrist. Designed with an elegant, 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, Samsung Gear S fits comfortably on user's wrist. Through 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S offers a new, powerful wearable experience and gives consumers the freedom to live their life on the go.
The Samsung Gear S extends its communication capabilities to include 3G as well as Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when away from their phone. It lets users to instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilize enhanced S voice functionality to ensure tasks can be completed immediately. Finally, with Samsung Gear S, people can seamlessly make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones.
The Samsung Gear S smartwatch provides easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards. Its powerful features include turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times 'fastFT', works together with advanced-reading technology from Spritz, and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be live and actionable while on the go.
The Samsung Gear S is also a perfect health and fitness companion with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS, and robust S Health features. In addition, applications such as Nike+ Running allow users to track their runs and stay motivated while on the move, without their smartphone.
Samsung Gear S Product Specifications
900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)
2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
Dual core 1.0 GHz
Tizen based wearable platform
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
- 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
- Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard
Health & Fitness:
- S Health, Nike+ Running
- Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather
- Music Player, Gallery
- S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Gear Apps
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
USB: USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T
Typical Usage 2days
Samsung Gear Circle
Also announced today with the Samsung Gear S is the new Samsung Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone, users can easily receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands in style through a Bluetooth connection. It features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user's neck when not in use, as well as a vibrate function to signal incoming calls and notifications.
Samsung Gear Circle Specifications
SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD
Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive
Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
BT Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP
Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 BT connections, 2 BT devices at the same time
Connector: Micro USB (Charging only)
Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor
180mAh Li-ion (Standby 300h / Talk 11h / Play Time 9h)
Pricing & Availability
Both the Samsung Gear S smartwatch and the Gear Circle headset will be available in global markets beginning October.