Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]

Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]

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Samsung has just unveiled the Samsung Gear S, its next generation smartwatch, ahead of Apple's expected iWatch announcement next month.

​Designed with an elegant, 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.

Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]

Here's the details from Samsung...

Curved Super AMOLED Display
​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.

Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]

​Connected Experience
​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 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.

Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]

​Extended Features & Applications
The Samsung Gear S 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 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.

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.

Pricing & Availability:
Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.


Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos]
Simon says - August 29, 2014 at 2:34pm
Samsung is so dumb! Since this watch is running its own tizen OS, why not make it iphone compatible and sell a hell of a lot more watches? I for one kinda like the design of this one.
Jesh - August 28, 2014 at 11:18pm
It's like a bow tie , you love to own it but dunno when to wear it but when you do , you can't wait to tuck it in your pocket ( phun intended for battery life ) !!
Jesh - August 28, 2014 at 11:18pm
It's like a bow tie , you love to own it but dunno when to wear it but when you do , you can't wait it tuck it in your pocket ( phun intended for battery life ) !!
ViewRoyal - August 28, 2014 at 7:39pm
It looks like Samsung just copied one of the many design concepts made by Apple fans (like this one http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AHn4EAcVbMI/USJJeBP7IZI/AAAAAAAAEDg/1v_I0c5aI2w/s640/apple_news1.jpg) which probably will look nothing like the real thing, rather than just waiting to copy Apple’s actual product… like they usually do. (͡° ͜ʖ°)
alkdf - August 31, 2014 at 4:35am
I really doubt they tried to copy it. plus these designs take a while to come up with. I highly doubt that picture came before the picture in samsungs design team. plus they have bendable display technology... how else would a watch look if the screen could bend? its kinda a "you can bend? you HAVE to look like this" a bended rectangle... there's no other way to make a watch. have you noticed that watches are all either circles or squares or rectangles? yea it would be weird if I found a watch that was a star shape or maybe a trapezoid. so yea not that hard to come up with a bendable rectangle design. in fact everything is a copy. the guy who originally made that rendering for apple copied it from someone else or maybe saw an image and copied that! people are not inventors, they are discoverers, they discover what is already possible.
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