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Samsung’s Curved Gear S smartwatch with 3G

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Samsung's Curved Gear S smartwatch with 3G

Samsung has revealed the next iteration in its own smartwatch family: the curved-display Gear S. This new smart wearable features a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display, not unlike that found on the Gear Fit, and is similarly built around Samsung’s own software, this time in the form of Tizen. Aside from the larger screen, the Gear S differs from what we’ve seen so far in offering 3G connectivity of its own, meaning you can keep it synced up to your smartphone even when the two devices aren’t close enough to maintain a Bluetooth connection.

The Gear S has been IP67-certified for dust and water resistance, and includes Samsung’s usual panoply of sensors: there’s an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, and monitors for heart rate, UV, and ambient light. A small 300mAh battery is promised to last for two days at a time.

The Samsung Gear S will go on sale in October and will be accompanied by another new peripheral from the company: the Samsung Gear Circle headset.


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