Korean devices vendor Samsung has revealed Gear S, the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby.
The new Gear S is an upgraded version of its predecessors and the company claims that the smartwatch is the most advanced wearable experience yet.
Samsung Gear S has a lot of features to offer. The smartwatch is scratch proof and handy.
Gear S packs curved 2-inch Super AMOLED screen with 480 x 360 pixel resolution. There is a heart rate monitor that connects to Samsung’s own S Health app and a dust and water resistant casing.
This device will run on Samsung’s nascent Tizen operating system.
The device has Bluetooth 4.1, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and users can make or receive calls without a mobile phone nearby.
The smartwatch is powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor paired with 512 MB RAM.
It has an internal memory of 4 GB for the users to save their data.
The smartwatch is juiced up by a 3000 mAh battery.
Samsung’s Gear S will be facing tough competition from LG’s G Watch R which was recently announced.
LG G Watch R comes with a few interchangeable straps, a heart rate monitor underneath, and a 1.3-inch display with a 320×320 resolution. Like the Gear S it’s also dust and water resistant, but it comes with a low battery of 410mAh.
Samsung’s rival Apple is also planning to launch its smartwatch featuring iOS.
Gear S will be available to buy from October, although pricing details are yet to be released.