Samsung Electronics Singapore today 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 optimised features to meet the evolving needs of consumers.
“Samsung is the pioneer of wearable technology having introduced the first GALAXY Gear in 2013, which created this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category today,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore. “The Samsung Gear S is truly a revolution that redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication away from the smartphone.”
The Samsung Gear S with its display and flexible band, fits comfortably on the 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 customisable 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 Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when away from their phone.
It lets users instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilise enhanced S Voice1 functionality to ensure tasks can be completed immediately. Finally, with Samsung Gear S, people can seamlessly make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones2 .
The Samsung Gear S allows consumers to control how they want to connect, switching easily between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronising information when paired to a smartphone.
Extended Features & Applications
With over 1,000 optimised apps for the Samsung Gear S, users can gain easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards.
Perfect Health and Fitness companion
The Samsung Gear S is also a perfect health and fitness companion with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS, and Enhanced S Health3 features to help users maintain a healthier lifestyle.
The Gear S also features advanced coaching functionality that helps keep users motivated to achieve their workout goals. In addition, applications such as Nike+ Running allow users to track their runs and stay motivated while on the move, without their smartphone. With IP67 rating (dust and water resistant)4 and a UV sensor, the Gear S is designed for users’ active lifestyles.
Samsung Gear Circle
Also announced today with the Samsung Gear S is the new Samsung Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone or Gear S, users can easily receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands in style through a Bluetooth connection, with over 9 hours of playback time5.
Coated with P2i Nano coating, the Samsung Gear Circle is protected against corrosion and water damages.
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.
Pricing & Availability
The Samsung Gear S will be available in Blue Black and White, from 11 October at $498. Changeable straps will also be available in Red, Blue and Gray, in Q4 2014 at $38.
The Samsung Gear Circle will be available in White, Blue Black and Black, from 11 October 2014 at $168.
The Samsung Gear S is compatible with the GALAXY S III, GALAXY S4 With LTE, GALAXY S4 ACTIVE With LTE, GALAXY S4 mini With LTE, GALAXY S5 LTE, GALAXY Note II LTE, GALAXY Note 3 With LTE, GALAXY Note 4 4G+, GALAXY Note Edge 4G+, GALAXY MEGA With LTE, GALAXY ALPHA 4G+, GALAXY GRAND 2 LTE, GALAXY S4 zoom With LTE and GALAXY K zoom LTE.
The Samsung Gear Circle is compatible with the GALAXY S III, GALAXY S4 With LTE, GALAXY S4 ACTIVE With LTE, GALAXY S4 mini With LTE, GALAXY S5 LTE, GALAXY Note II LTE, GALAXY Note 3 With LTE, GALAXY Note 4 4G+, GALAXY Note Edge 4G+, GALAXY MEGA With LTE, GALAXY MEGA, GALAXY ACE 3 With LTE GALAXY ACE 4 LTE, GALAXY ALPHA 4G+, GALAXY GRAND 2 LTE, GALAXY S4 zoom With LTE and GALAXY K zoom LTE.
Full details and product images are available at www.samsung.com/sg/galaxynote4.
Samsung Gear S Specifications
|Network||3.5G (HSPA+ 42Mbps)|
3G (900/ 2100MHz)
EDGE/ GSM Quad-band (900/ 1800MHz)
|Processor||1.0GHz Dual Core|
|Display||2.0″ 16M colours (360×480) full touch (C-type) curved SUPER AMOLED Screen|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB, AWR-WB|
|Features||Enhanced S Health [Pedometer, Exercise (Running, Walking, Cycling, Hiking), Heart Rate3, Sleep, UV], Nike+ Running, (IP67) Water and Dust Resistant4, Navigator2 (Turn-by-turn navigation by HERE), Weather, News Briefing ,Gallery, QWERTY Keyboard, Contacts, Messages, Schedule, S Voice, Instant Notifications (Alarm, Exchange, ActiveSync, Evernote, Facebook, Flipboard, Gmail, Google Search, Google+, Hangouts, Incoming Call, Instagram, LINE, Messages, Facebook Messenger, Missed Call, Enhanced S Health3, Schedule, Peel Smart Remote, Sound Detectors, Weather, Whatsapp), Clocks (Digital, Dual, Event, Apps, Health, Weather, Shortcut, Style), Find My Device, Ultra Power Saving Mode6, Privacy Lock|
|Samsung Services||GALAXY Apps (Via connected Samsung GALAXY device)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensor||Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Lights, Gyroscope, Magnetic, Heart Rate3, UV|
|Memory||4GB7 memory with 512MB RAM|
|Dimension||39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5mm, 84g|
Samsung Gear Circle Specifications
|Codec||SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD|
|Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive|
Bluetooth Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP
Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 Bluetooth connections, 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time
Connector: MicroUSB (Charging only)
|Playback Time5||9 hours|
1 Actual performance may vary, depending on language spoken, accents, and surrounding environment.
2 Certain features, services and applications (including Navigator) are dependent on Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity to the connected Samsung GALAXY device as well as network connectivity of the connected Samsung GALAXY device, and may not be available in all coverage areas. Additional data charges may apply.
3 Not intended for clinical or medical use, including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, alleviation, compensation, cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease, ailment, defect, injury or other conditions.
4 Water and Dust Resistant (IP67 rating) means that the device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water under test conditions of immersion in 15 – 35°C water without chemical content for up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes, under defined conditions of pressure. According to accredited test results by Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme, individual results may vary. Note: IP67 rating does not mean that device is waterproof.
5 Dependent on usage and battery condition.
6 The Estimated maximum standby time (“Time”) provided has been calculated based solely on Samsung’s internal standby time test results, measured when device is at rest. The test conditions were based on various network connections under initial factory settings using the same settings as the Ultra Power Saving mode. Therefore, the Time may not be accurate depending on your current network configuration, application usage, mode settings, signal strength, noise, features or tasks selected, actual usage patterns, operating temperature, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions. Unless otherwise expressly stated or legally required, Samsung disclaims any warranty that the Time will be accurate without any error.
7 Actual user-accessible internal storage may differ depending on operating system and other built-in applications.
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