Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G

Samsung_Gear_S_BlueSamsung on Thursday announced the new Samsung Gear S smartwatch. The Samsung Gear S provides an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity.

​“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,” Shin added.

​Coming to the specs, Gear S runs on Tizen-based wearable platform and is powered by 1 GHz dual-core processor. In addition, it packs a 2-inch (360 x 480 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory and Bluetooth 4.1 LE.

According to Samsung, Gear S offers the facility of making and receiving calls directly from your wrist. The wearable has IP67 certification for dust and water resistant.

In terms of connectivity options, it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, USB 2.0 connectivity and 2G/ 3G support. Gear S also packs Heart Rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer sensors and a 300mAh Li-ion battery.

Samsung Gear S will be available in phases starting early Q4, 2014.

Samsung Gear S specifications

  • 2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360x480p resolution
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage
  • 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, 802.11n, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Tizen OS
  • 300mAh battery with typical usage of 2 days
  • IP67 water and dust resistance