In a recent post we took a look at some impressive new Samsung tablets and now it’s time we saw the latest from Samsung, the Samsung Gear S, the first smartwatch that is capable of making phone calls without a smartphone to initiate the calls.
This new device was unveiled by the company on Wednesday, August 27, and it was quite a pleasant surprise. It is a wonderful-looking smartwatch with a curved display that Samsung is calling Gear S.
Samsung’s wearable device, the Samsung Gear S has a 2-inch Super AMOLED display and is based on the Tizen mobile OS. Tizen is Samsung’s alternative to Google’s Android mobile operating system. It comes with 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
While many seem a bit disappointed that Samsung hasn’t added Android Wear operating system to the Gear S, the device is quite impressive without it.
The Samsung Gear S is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, it has a plethora of sensors packed in the tiny case, such as a barometer, a GPS, a pulse rate dearer, a compass and even a UV monitor.
JK Shin, Samsung mobile chief, released a statement in which he said that:
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.
This announcement was scheduled to coincide with LG’s unveiling of the LG G Watch R, a smartwatch which runs Android Wear operating system. The LG smartwatch sports a rounded display and is the company’s flagship wearable device.
Along with the Samsung Gear S launch, the South Korean giant announced that it would launch the Samsung Gear Circle, which is a wireless Bluetooth device that has a magnetic lock that goes around the user’s neck when it is not in use and it alerts the user of incoming calls and notifications through vibrations. Both products will be available in October, 2014.
Apple is also expected to unveil a smartwatch, their first wearable device ever, in an event that is thought to take place on September, 9. Although a date has not been confirmed yet, many blogs have unofficially confirmed it. We will keep you posted.
Would that be something you would be interested in or is it too weird to wear a vibrating device around your neck? Drop us a line in the comment section below and share your thoughts about the Samsung Gear S and the Samsung Gear Circle.