Samsung proves that not every smartwatch can be beautiful

Following LG's G Watch R announcement, Samsung has revealed the Gear S, the newest addition its own smartwatch family. The Gear S continues Samsung's trend of putting bigger screens in gadgets, and boasts a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display. 

By Alex Choros

Following LG's G Watch R announcement, Samsung has revealed the Gear S, the newest addition its own smartwatch family. The Gear S continues Samsung's trend of putting bigger screens in gadgets, and boasts a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display.

In addition, the wearable has a 3G connection that allows the device to stay in sync with your phone, even when the two devices aren't close enough to maintain a Bluetooth connection. 3G will also enable users to make phone calls and send messages directly from the Gear S without the need to pair the wearable with a phone.

Unlike the Gear Live, the Gear S forsakes Android Wear for Samsung's own operating system – Tizen. The Gear S will run Samsung's own S Health app, and will come preloaded with Nike+ Running software. Samsung are also giving Google the cold shoulder when it comes to turn-by-turn navigation; the Gear S will use Nokia's Here rather than Google Maps.

The Gear S is IP67 certified dust and water resistant, has a dualcore 1 GHz processor, 512 megabytes of RAM and 4 gigabytes of storage. The Gear S will be available beginning October, pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

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