The general consensus regarding Samsung’s line of smartwatches might be mixed but nevertheless, it is clear the company is planning to stay in the segment for the long run as Samsung has unveiled yet another new smartwatch in the form of the Samsung Gear S. Interestingly, the new smartwatch is actually equipped with 3G connectivity which is the first of its kind within the company’s family of smartwatches.
Equipped with a 2-inch Super AMOLED 360×480 curved display, the new Gear S runs on Tizen OS which is similar to the previously released Samsung Gear 2. The same goes for other components as well: 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 300mAh battery which is able to last for around 2 days, according to the official spec sheet from Samsung.
With built-in 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, this allows the Gear S to be used independently from one’s smartphone. In fact, users can actually make and receive calls using the smartwatch or even get calls forwarded from their smartphones to the Gear S. Apart from displaying notifications from social networks, calendars, and applications, the Gear S also allows users to reply to messages by using the onscreen keyboard.
The Gear S is also clearly targeted for health-conscious users as well since Samsung has equipped the smartwatch with a heart rate monitor. Furthermore, a number of health and fitness-related applications have been pre-installed in the smartwatch including Samsung’s own S Health and Nike+ Running app.
In terms of pricing, no exact figures have officially been mentioned at the moment but nevertheless, users can expect to see the new Samsung Gear S throughout the world starting from this October onwards.