Samsung Just unveiled a new smart watch dubbed the Samsung Gear S. The Gear S isn’t an mere upgrade to the Gear 2, but rather a 3G enabled smart watch. The 3G connectivity brings at twist to smart watches because the Gear 2 doesn’t entirely rely on your smartphone’s wireless or Bluetooth to keep online. In fact you can still recieve or send texts and make calls even outside the range of your smartphone’s WiFi or Bluetooth.

Samsung however didn’t use Android Wear in this watch but rather used Tizen OS to power the Samsung Gear S. The watch has a 2-inch AMOLED screen, a rather powerful dual-core 1GHz CPU, GPS, motion sensors, and heart rate which are all powered by a 300mAh battery which Samsung claims can last up to two days of normal usage.

Well Samsung usually equips its gadgets with tonnes of feature and the Gear S wasn’t left out this time. The Gear S comes with features like pedestrian navigation from Nokia’s HERE, support for Facebook, 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, works together with advanced-reading technology from Spritz, and fitness apps like Nike +.

The Gear S was unveiled together with the the Gear Circle, a headset that reads notifications to users who have paired it with their smartphone.

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Below are the Tech Specs for the Gear S

Network

900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)

Display

2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)

AP

Dual core 1.0 GHz

OS

Tizen based wearable platform

Audio

Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Features

Communications:
– 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

Health & Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running

Information:
– Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather

Media:
– Music Player, Gallery

Others:
– S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung Services

Samsung Gear Apps

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
Bluetooth®: 4.1
USB: USB 2.0

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer

Memory

RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension

39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T

Battery

300mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2day