Samsung Gear S Smartwatch – Specifications

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There have been many leaks about the recent Samsung Gear S smartwatch which makes the new wearable flagship from Samsung way ahead of its competitors.

 

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S Smart watch – Specifications

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800
GSM 850 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900
SIM Yes
Announced 2014, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. 2014, October
Body Dimensions 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm (1.57 x 2.30 x 0.49 in)
Weight
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 480 pixels, 2.0 inches (~300 ppi pixel density)
Multi touch Yes
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot No
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.1
Infrared port Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera No
Features OS Tizen-based wearable platform
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer, UV light
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java
Colors Black, White
– S Health, Nike+ Running
– SNS integration
– MP3/M4A/eAAC+/OGG player
– Organizer
– Photo/video viewer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
Battery Li-Ion 300 mAh battery

 

Connectivity Options

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

The most important feature of the Samsung Gear S smartwatch is that it has its own SIM card slot. This means that it can operate on its own 3G network. The Samsung Gear S can also pair with a smartphone for Internet access, but it can also effectively utilize its own network for connectivity. This feature makes the Samsung Gear S stand out from the crowd.

The Operating System

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S runs on the Tizen Operating System. The Gear Live, released earlier, had Google’s Android Wear, but Samsung has recently been seen to be switching to its own Tizen OS. Tizen is fully controlled by Samsung, unlike Android OS, which is under the rules and regulations of Google. The Galaxy Gear, originally powered by android, will now run on Tizen. Also, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo released earlier this year will also make use of Tizen OS as their operating system.

Apps

The Samsung Gear S can be used to answer calls. You need to forward your calls from your smartphone to your smartwatch and then can forego your handset. The Samsung Gear S can also make calls and send messages on its own. The Samsung Gear S will not feature the Google Now app, but has GPS. There are loads of fitness and health sensors paired up with the Samsung S health features. The Nike+ Running App and Facebook is supported. The Samsung Gear S will use the HERE Maps from Nokia for pedestrian navigation. A fast FT app is also present from The Financial Times. The Samsung Gear S uses Bluetooth v4.1 to pair up with your smartphone and syncs with it.

External Looks

The Samsung Gear S looks good from the outside. The smartwatch features a 2″ super AMOLED curved touchscreen with condensed font. The straps are changeable and come in Black or White. The Samsung Gear S is dust and water resistant.

Internals

The Samsung Gear S carries 4 GB of internal memory for music and apps. The battery has a capacity of 300 mAh that Samsung claims will last for up to 2 days. The Samsung Gear S is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM.

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