Last month, Samsung unveiled its most ambitious smartwatch, the Gear S, a Tizen-powered intelligent watch capable to make calls on its own without any dependency on a companion smartphone.
Back then, Samsung had announced that the watch would get HERE maps compatibility. But now the company has added yet another interesting feature - web browsing. Yes, you heard it right.
With a few days left before the Samsung Gear S goes on sale, the classic time piece gets web browsing support. Users of the Gear S will be able to browse the web, all thanks to Opera Mini.
Well browsing the web on such a small screen doesn't seem a good idea, but Opera says it has worked to make its browser play nice on the Gear S. For example, the website shortcuts on Opera Mini's Speed Dial appear as large buttons, enabling Gear S users to reach their favorite sites in a single tap.
Moreover, users can easily navigate the web on your Samsung Gear S. To zoom, double-tap with a finger, or, to get a more precise view, just pinch to zoom. A gentle swipe with your finger will take you forward and back. Interestingly, one can easily save webpages for offline reading, too.
Samsung Gear S owners are able to download Opera Mini from the Samsung Gear App store. The Samsung Gear S will run Opera Mini version 7.5, when it goes on sale this month.
Samsung Gear S - Highlighted Specifications
The Samsung Gear S sports a 2 inch (360 x 480 pixels) Super AMOLED Curved display. It is powered by a 1 GHz Dual-Core processor coupled with a 512MB RAM. It runs on Tizen based wearable platform and houses 4GB internal memory. Since there is a SIM card slot in the device, the device is capable of making 2G and 3G calls as well via Bluetooth. The intelligent watch comes with a IP67 Certification and thus it is dust and water resistant.
Other highlighted connectivity options include: WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS/Glonass and features S Health and Heart Rate sensor. Other hardware includes: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer and it is powered by a 300mAh Li-ion battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life.
Source - Opera