Samsung Gear S Is The Latest Independent Smartwatch
It seems that Samsung has gone into production torrent. After its launch of the second generation Android powered smartwatch just a couple of months ago, it has again come up with a new wearable. This is an upgraded version of its past smartwatches. Samsung Gear S, is the latest wearable that does not need a smartphone to operate. It has an in-built 3G connectivity that helps to run the smartwatch independently.
The Samsung Gear S is an entirely upgraded version of its smartwatch stock. It can receive notifications, messages and calls sans any smartphone. It however supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. So users can even use it synchronized with a smartphone.
The Gear S includes some upgraded features that were not incorporated in its forerunners.
Screen – Unlike the previous models, Samsung Gear S has a fairly large screen. The user interface is very bold and colorful, a feature Samsung always boasts of. It has a super AMOLED display .The screen resolution is 360×480 pixels. The edges of the screen are rounded like Samsung Gear Fit. This gives the device a more sophisticated look.
Operating System – Samsung Gear S runs on Tizen, Samsung’s own operating system. This OS has been structured by Google especially for wearables. Samsung is not a new user of this OS. It had earlier incorporated this OS in its Gear Live wearable.
Processor – The smartphone is fitted in with a dual-core processor of 1GHz. It has a RAM of 512MB and in-build memory of 4GB. Samsung however did not reveal the makers of the processor.
Battery Life – This upgraded version of Samsung wearable boasts an elongated battery life. A fully charged battery can run for 2 days at a stretch before requiring a charge up. This is mainly because of the Operating system. Tizen consumes much lesser power to run than Android OS.
Apart from the above, Samsung Gear S also features an independent music player and a QWERTY keyboard. This keyboard appears only when it is asked for.
Samsung Gear S is the second smartwatch to work in 3G and without a smartphone. Timex too has come up with a similar watch Ironman One GPS+ that works without a SmartPhone. It however is connected to the server via AT&T.
Samsung has not revealed any official price of the device yet. The launch date too is under wraps. However, with its frequent launches, it can be expected to be out quite soon.