Samsung’s Gear S Smartwatch Can Make Voice Calls

Posted by at 7:03 am on August 28, 2014

Gear SSamsung debuted a new smartwatch that can make and receive voice calls, as well as send and receive messages thanks to built-in 3G radios.

The Gear S is based on Samsung’s Tizen platform and features a 2-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with 360 x 480 pixels. In addition to 3G, the Gear S includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Samsung says it can transition between cellular and Bluetooth connections seamlessly so it can function with and without a nearby smartphone.

It includes Samsung’s S Voice service for voice commands, and has an on-screen keyboard for composing messages. Other features include Samsung’s S Health and fitness apps, music player and gallery apps, and the ability to receive notifications from a variety of services.

The Gear S is powered by a dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It has a 300mAh battery, which Samsung claims provides for two days of usage per charge.

Samsung said the Gear S will be available in global markets beginning in October. Samsung didn’t say how much the Gear S will cost

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