Samsung has introduced a new smartwatch, the Gear S, features a 3G SIM card slot, means you can use it standalone. You can also keep it synced with your smartphone over 3G, and cab be paired via Bluetooth. The Tizen-based Gear S will be available in the markets starting October this year, but price is not yet announced by the company.
The Samsung Gear S smartwatch comes with accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, UV, ambient light and heart rate monitor sensors. Along with 3G, the Gear S has Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and GPS connectivity options. It is IP67 certified for resistance against water.
Users can also reply incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard or with the S Voice. The device comes pre-loaded with various applications; such as S Health and Nike+ Running. It also features turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation via Nokia HERE maps.
The Samsung has also announced the Gear Circle, which is a Bluetooth 3.0-enabled in-ear headset, boasts a necklace design. It can also be paired with smartphones, as well as the Gear S to make calls, as well as receive calls, listen to music, and give voice commands.
Samsung Gear Circle is backed by a 180mAh battery, which is rated to deliver 11 hours of talk time and 9 hours of music playback.