Samsung Electronics has removed the wrapping off of its latest device, the Samsung Gear S 3G smartwatch. According to Samsung, the device features a 3G connection as well as Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.
The device will essentially allow users to receive notifications from social networks, calendars and applications without needing to have a mobile device present. Samsung also revealed that while using the device, consumers can utlise the onscreen keyboard or voice commands to control the device.
The company also stated that the device can make and receive calls, or get calls forwarded from a Samsung smartphone. The Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and is based on the Tizen mobile operating system. The device also includes multi-sensors and built-in GPS to help track a range of health and fitness functions. To add to this, Samsung will also include a wide-range of widgets that can be used on the device.
According to cnet.com, the South Korean electronics giant also announced the launch of Samsung Gear Circle, a wireless Bluetooth device that features a magnetic lock that clasps around the user’s neck when not in use, offering a vibration to signal incoming calls and notifications.
Wearable technology is becoming a large trend in today’s technology driven world. Samsung’s Gear 2 watch, Gear Fit smart fitness band, and Gear Live Android-based smartwatch are examples of how the technology has infiltrated the technology space.
According to cnet.com, Samsung is also working on a devices similar to Google’s R26,999 ($2,557 USD) Google Glass device. Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in global markets beginning October.