Samsung Galaxy Gear S, curved smartwatch review

By | September 4, 2014
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Samsung in the first day at IFA unpacked the bock of awesomeness and reveals outstanding gadgets one after another throughout the day. Apart from smartphone category, Samsung launches standalone smartwatch cum handset as Galaxy Gear S with all innovative features and attractive design.

Today we are here to get the complete review of the product. So get ready to feel excite. You know, Samsung apart from this has already launched five smartwatches The Samsung Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit, Gear Live and now the 6th one the Galaxy Gear S.



Compared to other Samsung’s Gear smartwatches, the Curvy Gear S is simply awesome. It’s running Tizen, Samsung’s own Android alternative enjoyed by all of Samsung’s other watches save the Android Wear-based Gear Live. And it’s got the same basic features we’ve seen on the other Gear watches — tell the date and time, weather forecast, news, heart rate show notifications, email and even make and receive Dick Tracy-style phone calls.

Build & Design

By design the Gear S features a quite big but a really cool curved display. And has its own cellular radio. The display is completely packed with notifications, calls, weather forecast along with a nice blue colored quartz watch design that adds and extra beauty to this device. At the back side of the watch there is a slot for inserting nano SIM to enable voice calling, charging slot with a speaker beside the SIM slot. There’s also a keyboard built in — Fleksy, actually — in case you feel like typing on a watch. Or you can use S Voice for input and only look marginally less silly.

At the end, Gear S design from outside and inside is quite well that I hope you liked it. Lets move to Software and Display section.

Display

Gear S’s display is the main attraction here. Compared to other smartwatch available in the market as of now — be it Android Wear, Pebble or any other — it’s very huge, and simply stunning. The display is a 2-inch Super AMOLED panel at 360×480 — it wasn’t all that long ago that handset themselves had comparable resolutions.



The display is big enough that you have to move your wrist to see the upper or lower part of the display. But its OK, within days people will get used to move their wrist to operate the Gear S.



Performance and other features

As we were keep talking about in the rumors that the Gear S will support cellular feature and it goes true. Now you can make and receive calls directly through your smartwatch. Still we didn’t get much time to spent with this device to check the complete performance but after seeing the specs and other details I can say that the device is capable enough to handle every task for that it has made easily.

Galaxy Gear S Specifications

Display 2-inch Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
Processor Dual-core 1GHz
Memory 512MB
Storage 4GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, 802.11n
A-GPS, GLONASS
Cellular 2G: 900/1800 or 850/1900MHz
3G:900/2100 or 850/1900MHz
Software Tizen
Battery 300mAh Li-Ion
Typical usage of 2 days
Dimensions 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm
Resistance IP67 water and dust resistance

 Gear S smartwatch Gallery

 

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