Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience

August 28, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works
Summary:

• Samsung introduced the Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist.
• Samsung also unveiled the Gear Circle, which  features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use and a vibrate function to signal incoming calls and notifications. 
 

 

Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience

 

The Gear S offers a beautiful curved design combined with 3G connectivity on the wrist

 

Samsung Electronics unveiled the Samsung Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist. 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.

 

Gear S_Blue Black
Gear S_Blue Black
Gear S_Pure White
Gear S_Pure White

 

“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.”

 

Designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, the Samsung Gear S fits comfortably on user’s wrist. Through 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S offers a new, powerful wearable experience and gives consumers the freedom to live their life on the go.

 

 

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. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance with features such as conversation view and condensed font. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customizable screen options and changeable straps empower users to express their own taste and style.

 

 

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. It lets users to instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilize enhanced S voice functionality to ensure tasks can be completed immediately. Finally, with the Samsung Gear S, people can seamlessly make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones.

 

The Samsung Gear S allows consumers to control how they want to connect, switching easily between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronizing information when paired to a smartphone.

 

 

Extended Features & Applications

 

The Samsung Gear S provides easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards. Its powerful features include turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, works together with advanced-reading technology from Spritz, and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be live and actionable while on the go.

 

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.

 

Also announced today with the Samsung Gear S is the new Samsung Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone, users can easily receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands in style through a Bluetooth connection. It features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use, as well as a vibrate function to signal incoming calls and notifications.

 

Gear Circle
Gear Circle
Gear Circle
Gear Circle

 

Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.

 

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com

 

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications

Samsung Gear Circle Specifications

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications:  

Network

900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)

900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)

Display

2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)

AP

Dual core 1.0 GHz

OS

Tizen based wearable platform

Audio

Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

Format: MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, OGG

Features

Communications:

-   2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call

-   Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

Health & Fitness:

-   S Health, Nike+ Running

Information:

-   Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather

Media:

-   Music Player, Gallery

Others:

-   S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung Services

Samsung Gear Apps

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass

Bluetooth®: 4.1

USB: USB 2.0

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer

Memory

RAM: 512MB 

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension

39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5mm
67g (Blue Black), 84g (White)

Battery

300mAh Li-ion

Typical Usage 2days

 

 

Samsung Gear Circle Specifications

Speaker

12ϕ Dynamic

Microphone

Single MEMS

Codec

SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD

Value-Added 
Features

Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0

BT Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP

Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 BT connections, 2 BT devices at the same time

Connector: Micro USB (Charging only)

Sensor

Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor

Battery

180mAh Li-ion (Standby 300h / Talk 11h / Play Time 9h)

 

 

*All functionality features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

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  • Gega

    Fuck You Samsung, what are u doing????? Now my Gear 2 is Rubbish!!!!

    • shm224

      @gega: it was rubbish to begin with.. what’s that got to do with the s?

  • swift11

    Congrats, a fantastic device !!

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks, @Guest! We’re thrilled to hear that!

  • earthresident

    Except for the heart monitor it does nothing my Galaxy S3 doesn’t do and that’s already in my pocket. On-screen keyboard… rrrriiiggghhhttt!

    • swift11

      A watch+tablet combo could be better than a bulky smartphone imo

      • earthresident

        You’re probably right. I was programming mainframes in the 1970s so it’s hard for me to think of a computer, phone, GPS, compass, message pad, voice recorder, scheduler, and alarm clock I can hold in the palm of my hand as bulky.

      • JollyGo0d

        While the watch idea is really cool – I disagree with you – I think phones are the perfect sized portable devices. I do a lot of web-browsing off Wifi on it and need a larger screen – paying for two data plans for the watch phone and tablet would be ridiculous. Also, why carry around two devices when you can have one mid-sized device perfect for almost anything.

  • swift11

    A phone on the wrist can be a life saver for the elderly, a remote control for the smart home, etc

  • pk

    Hmm.. gear must work with note pro and blue tooth Spen. Gear – note pro – Spen or blue tooth calling combination is ideal….

  • Oliver Jackson

    The Gear Circle is my target after the Note 4 and the Gear S .I’m still leaning towards the Gear 2 lol.

    • samsungtomorrow

      We’re thrilled to hear that, @oliverjacksonali:disqus! Would you mind sharing your opinion of the Gear Circle when you get your hands on it? We would like to hear it! =)

  • Christian Louis

    I was using the adidas smartrun for several months but learned that the heart rate monitor doesn’t work well with darker skinned people, like myself. I am considering this as a replacement in the hopes that this HR monitor will perform better. The added connectivity would be a welcomed bonus. However, as ‘JollyGood’ pointed out, “paying for two data plans for the watch phone and tablet [note 4] would be ridiculous”.

    We could probably find a way to clone our SIM cards, but it would be great if SAMSUNG gave us a simpler, legal solution. Is there an app for that?

  • TechnoCarrie

    LOVE the look of the Gear Circle. To clarify, it can make & receive calls without its paired phone?

    • samsungtomorrow

      We can feel your love, @technocarrie:disqus. Gear Circle can give you notifiation, including incoming calls when it is paired with the smartphone via bluetooth!