Tanto per non farsi rubare la scena da LG, e anzi per cercare di fare altrettanto, Samsung ha svelato il suo nuovo smartwatch, che al contrario di quello del rivale casalingo non monta Android Wear, ma che spicca comunque per un profilo hardware di tutto rispetto.
Samsung Gear S, come potete apprezzare anche dal render in apertura, è infatti uno smartwatch con display curvo, il che gli consente di avere dimensioni piuttosto generose per la sua categoria, con uno schermo Super AMOLED da ben 2 pollici. Gear S è inoltre dotato di slot per SIM card, il che significa che la sua connessione alla rete può avvenire anche in modo autonomo rispetto allo smartphone accoppiato. Presente anche la certificazione IP67, per garantire a Gear S resistenza ad acqua e polvere.
Ottima la dotazione di sensori: accelerometro, barometro, giroscopio, bussola, monito per battito cardiaco, sensore UV, e sensore di luminosità; peccato solo che la batteria sia rimasta da soli 300 mAh, il che non ci lascia sperare in un’autonomia stellare, tanto più se consideriamo la presenza della rete 3G.
Come avrete già intuito dalla pletora di sensori, Gear S ama il fitness: preinstallate troviamo S Health e Nike+ Running, mentre la navigazione è affidata a Nokia Here, dato che lo smartphone impiega Tizen e non Android Wear.
Gear S vorrebbe insomma racchiudere sia il Gear Fit che il Gear 2 in un unico dispositivo, ma per scoprire se ci sarà davvero riuscito dovremo attendere ottobre, quando lo smartwatch sarà in vendita, accompagnato anche da Gear Circle, una collana / auricolare Bluetooth che potrete apprezzare in una seconda galleria qui sotto.
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Via: The Verge
Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience
August 28, 2014
The Gear S offers a beautiful curved design combined with 3G connectivity on the wrist
Seoul, Korea – August 28, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 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 optimized features to meet the evolving needs of consumers.
“Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”
Designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, Samsung Gear S fits comfortably on 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 customizable 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 WiFi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when away from their phone. It lets users to instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilize enhanced S voice 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 smartphones.
The Samsung Gear S allows consumers to control how they want to connect, switching easily between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronizing information when paired to a smartphone.
Extended Features & Applications
The Samsung Gear S provides easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards. Its powerful features include turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, works together with advanced-reading technology from Spritz, and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be live and actionable while on the go.
The Samsung Gear S is also a perfect health and fitness companion with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS, and robust S Health features. In addition, applications such as Nike+ Running allow users to track their runs and stay motivated while on the move, without their smartphone.
Also announced today with the Samsung Gear S is the new Samsung Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone, users can easily receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands in style through a Bluetooth connection. 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.
Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung’s retailchannels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.
Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com
Samsung Gear S Product Specifications
900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)
2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
Dual core 1.0 GHz
Tizen based wearable platform
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
– 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard
Health & Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running
– Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather
– Music Player, Gallery
– S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Gear Apps
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
USB: USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T
Typical Usage 2days
Samsung Gear Circle Specifications
SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD
Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive
Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
BT Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP
Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 BT connections, 2 BT devices at the same time
Connector: Micro USB (Charging only)
Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor
180mAh Li-ion (Standby 300h / Talk 11h / Play Time 9h)