Samsung Gear S ushers a new era of smartwatches
Samsung has already seen some smartwatches released in the past, but those have not really set the world alight, turning them into “must have” devices. However, this does not mean that one ought to simply give up just like that, and for a company of Samsung’s size, surely they have more than a one track mind where their products are concerned. This time around, we have seen LG reveal their upcoming LG G Watch R that will be officially announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, and being LG’s bitter rivals on the consumer electronics front, here would be the Samsung Gear S that sports an elegant and aesthetically pleasing design.
The Samsung Gear S has been touted to be the next generation smart wearable device which is capable of expanding the smartphone experience to the wrist. This new smart timepiece can offer wearers an up-to-date smart wearable experience thanks to built in 3G connectivity, which means you no longer have to tether it to a smartphone in order to piggyback on the smartphone’s Internet connection.
Specially designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display alongside a flexible band, the Samsung Gear S ought to fit comfortably on most users’ wrists. Other hardware specifications will include a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, where your eyes will be greeted by a richer view with a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface. Not only that, you can also read messages and notifications with but a single glance, thanks to the features such as conversation view and condensed font. Apart from that, there will also be customizable screen options and changeable straps that helps empower users to express their own taste and style.
Other hardware specifications point to an IP67 rating, which makes it dust and water resistant, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, hooks up to USB 2.0 ports, carries 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory, running on a 300mAh Li-ion battery that ought to last for up to 2 days.
There is no word on pricing or availability just yet, but Samsung claims that the Samsung Gear S will be made available in global markets in various phases via Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce websites and through carriers from October onward.