Samsung has announced the Gear S, the company’s latest Gear smartwatch running Tizen-based wearable OS. The main highlight is the built-in SIM card slot that lets you independently make and receive calls, without connecting to a device and also offers 3G support. You can also get calls forwarded from your smartphone.
It has a 2-inch (360 x 480 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display, larger than the Gear 2 and has a more powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor. It has IP67 certification for dust and water resistant and connects to the devices using Bluetooth 4.1 LE. It doesn’t have an IrLED, but comes with a Heart Rate sensor to monitor your heart rate easily. It packs a 300mAh Li-ion battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life.
Samsung Gear S Specifications
- 2 inch (360 x 480 pixels) Super AMOLED display
- 1 GHz Dual-Core processor
- 4GB internal memory, 512MB RAM
- Tizen based wearable platform
- 2G, 3G Call via SIM card, Bluetooth Call
- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS/Glonass
- S Health,Heart Rate sensor
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
- 300mAh Li-ion battery
Samsung has also announced Samsung Gear Circle, a Bluetooth Stereo headset that lets you receive calls, listen to music, and send voice commands. It has magnetic lock which clasps around your neck when not in use and can also vibrate to notify you for incoming calls and notifications. It has Bluetooth 3.0 with apt-X, Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor, Multi Point connection to connect two devices at a time and a 180mAh Li-ion that promises up to 300h Standby, up to 11h Talk time and up to 9h audio playback.
Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle would roll out globally in phases starting October. No word on pricing yet.