Last week, LG teased us with its upcoming round LG Watch R, Samsung has today revealed the next iteration in its own smartwatch family: the curved-display Gear S. It’s a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display, kind of similar to the Gear Fit, and is also built around Samsung’s Tizen Operating System. One of the unique feature of this smartwatch has its own 3G connectivity using a nano SIM, this means you can keep it synced up to your smartphone even when the two devices aren’t close enough to maintain a Bluetooth connection.
The Gear S has been IP67-certified for dust and water resistance, and includes Samsung’s usual array of sensors: there’s an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, and monitors for heart rate, UV, and ambient light. The battery capacity is 300mAh and the company has promised that it can last for two days at a time. As expected, the watch will have its own S Health app and will come with Nike+ Running software. The device will use Nokia’s Here maps for pedestrian turn-by-turn navigation, marking another turn off from the Google’s software.
The Samsung Gear S will go on sale in October and will be accompanied by another new un announced device.