Samsung has been touted several times in the past to have a big UNPACKED event at this year's IFA event in Berlin. And true to its promise, the South Korean heavyweight has unveiled a slew of devices that range from smartphones to VR headsets, to a brand new smartwatch.
Keeping all others out of the context for the moment, we are focusing on the new and enhanced Gear S smartwatch. We have indeed been hearing about how Samsung would go ahead and introduce the new Note to its users, but the Gear S comes as an added bonus.
Samsung today unveiled the Samsung Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device, at this year's IFA. The new Samsung Gear S is said to deliver an up-to-date smart wearable experience, accompanied by 3G connectivity and optimized wearable features that are set to meet "the evolving needs of consumers."
"Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation," said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics.
"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," he added.
The Samsung Gear S comes with a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, and provides a richer view with a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface. It will allow users to read messages and notifications with ease with features such as conversation view and condensed font.
Going through the specs once more, the new Gear S comes with a 2.0-inch Super AMOLED (360 x 480) display. It's powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor while the watch's OS is based on Tizen based wearable platform. It has dimensions of 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
Communication features include 2G and 3G call, Bluetooth call, with support for contacts, notifications, messages, Emails, and even a QWERTY Keyboard. The watch supports Health and Fitness features with support for S Health and Nike+ Running.
As expected, the new Gear S is also IP67 certified dust and water resistant, while connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0. The Gear S will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung's retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.
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Industry-Leading 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.
Truly 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.
Extended Features & Applications
The Samsung Gear S provides easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards.
Your Fitness Tracker
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.
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.