Samsung has officially announced its new smartwatch the Gear S which runs Samsung’s own Tizen OS and comes with on-board 3G connectivity and is expected to hit global markets in October in two color options of Black and White.
Looking to its specs, the Samsung Gear S comes with a 2” curverd Super AMOLED display having resolution 480×360 pixels. The device is powered with a dual-core CPU clocked at 1GHz and has a 512MB of RAM. The device has a connectivity suite that offers quad-band 2G/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0 and GPS with GLONASS. The smartwatch comes with a built-in 4GB of storage and also enable to make and receive calls via an optional neck accessory that comes with Bluetooth dubbed Samsung Gear Circle.
Other novel features of the smartwatch includes a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light and UV sensors, heart-rate monitor, compass and a barometer. The device is IP67 certified meaning it comes with dust and water resistance. The battery capacity of the Gear S is nearly 300mAh.
Our yesterday’s prediction turns out to be finally true as Samsung Gear Live has been officially unveiled at the Google I/O event and is priced for $199. The Samsung Gear Live is the first device along with the LG G Watch to runs Google’s wearable operating system Android Wear. Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch host quite a similar specs however, the Gear Live is priced too competitively compared to the G Watch.
Taking a look at the smartwatch, it looks quite similar to the Gear Neo. The button on the bottom bezel has been shifted to the side. Dimension point of view, the Gear Live is bit smaller than the Gear Neo measuring 37.9×56.4×8.9mm and weighs just 59g. the Samsung Gear Live hosts a 1.63inch display with 320×320 resolution, a 512MB of RAM, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 4GB of internal storage and 300mAh of battery life. Additional features for the watch includes gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and heart rate monitor. The Gear Live comes with IP67 certification making it water and dust resistant.
The Samsung Gear Live comes in two color options of Black and Red Wine and is priced for $199. The device is currently available on Google Play.
Few days back, we say a report that Samsung would soon launch its Android Wear based smartwatch at the Google I/O event and the news turns out to be pretty much with the reports. The smartwatch is likely to break covers today at the Google I/O event and is rumored to be named as Gear Live. The device is reported to break covers in the international market on July 7th.
The Samsung Gear Live is rumored to have a 1.63inch AMOLED display with 1.2GHZ processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 300mAh of battery life. The smartwatch is also considered to have a built-in heart rate monitor inside it.
In addition to this, Gear Live is likely to come with several Google apps like Google Now, Hangouts, Gmail, Maps etc. The price of the device hasn’t been unveiled yet but we expect it to be giving a tough competition to Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch. We will bring you with more details as things get official.
According to the reports from Korea Herald, Samsung might be planning to yet another smartwatch in the coming weeks under the name of Samsung gear Solo. The surprising thing is that this smartwatch will be completely independent i.e. it will not require any smartphone to work and will have its own USIM module for Internet connection as well as to receive calls. The smartwatch will first make an appearance in hometown Korea and will be released by SK Telecom.
This information comes from the Korean Intellectual Property Office that is the state patents office which shows that Samsung has filed for a patent in the Gear Solo name. Insider sources from Samsung Electronics say that the smartwatch is not yet final and the decision could be volatile depending on the company.
This year Samsung has come with its three watches the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit both all of these still were dependent of the smartwatch compatibility as they did not have their own USIM. This new Gear Solo will now be able to access through the mobile networks.
Let’s see how Samsung plans ahead to work on its battery life as this new independent watch is expected to consume major juice.
It’s just a week left for the official release of Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit, Amazon has started taking pre-orders for the smartwatches. The Gear 2 is available for $299 while the Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo is available for $199. These are the official Samsung USA products and hence there is no ambiguity about any possible imports.
The Gear Fit is quite a smart grab as it boasts beautiful design with curved display and fit the wrists offering a good grip. Moreover, looking at its hardware and specs it will be very good buy for $199. However, if you are in search of a bit more advanced device, Gear 2 would be a better option suiting up to your requirements.
However, before you get confused within these three options, check out the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. So just don’t wait and book your own device from the source link below.
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Symphony Teleca and HERE Maps have teamed up to bring the walking navigation to the Samsung Galaxy Gear through the TurnByTurn app. Symphony Teleca has pitched its TurnByTurn app on Nokia HERE’s Android SDK, that allows the company to feature its location services to the Galaxy Gear. This will work by on Galaxy smartphone running Android 4.3 and above and this will later sync with the Gear. Once synced, your Galaxy Gear takes full control on the navigations thereby saving a considerable amount of your smartphone battery.
In addition to just showing directions, TurnByTurn’s Gear UI gives voice assistance also. Symphony Teleca is working on Tizen as well which means that this navigation app is likely to feature the latest released Gear 2 and gear 2 Neo. We may soon see the application within few days in the Play Store.
Just before a day the MWC has to begin, Samsung has gone official declaring the second version of the Galaxy Gear along with a Neo edition for the same. But now Samsung has refrained itself from keeping the Galaxy brand and now the two smartwatches are called as Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Both the smartwatches are sporting a 1.63-inch screen with 320×320 OLED resolution, similar to the Galaxy Gear and the chipset is now much speedy with a dual-core 1.2GHz components. The RAM is 512MB and the storage is 4GB. The battery life is a bit shrinked to 300mAh and few on-board sensor like heart rate monitor and pedometer are also included.
The camera specifications have remained the same for the Gear 2 whereas the Gear 2 Neo has skipped the camera mounting. The camera position has been now from the strap to the body itself (above, left image). The Gear 2 is just 68g in weight and the Gear 2 Neo is 55g in weight.
Black, brown, and orange color options will be available for the Gear 2, while the Gear 2 Neo comes in black, gray, and orange, instead. Both varieties have IP67 dust and water protection. Samsung says that worldwide sales should begin in April; no word yet on pricing.
The Gear 2 will be available in three color options black, brown and orange whereas the Gear 2 Neo comes in orange, gray and black. Both the smartwatches have IP67 certified water and dust protection. The smartwatches are believed to go on sale this April.
Well we have previously heard about Samsung planning to line-up the next version of the Galaxy Gear this year.
But with the recent roar of the soon to be coming Apple iWatch in the smartwatch market, the decision regarding it pricing and time of release would be very crucial for the Korean manufacturer. However, the existing Galaxy Gear has received a mediocre response from Samsung fans and one of its reason is assumed to be its launching price of $370 which was even more than some smartphones available in the market.
Even though Samsung lowered its price soon and what the iWatch wave moving at high speeds suggests that the Apple’s smart wearable would be parked somewhere at $300 in the market. With these, Samsung will have to take a very crucial decision for the pricing of its Galaxy Gear 2 keeping the competitive smartwatch market in mind.
The technology and automobile industry is coming closer these days. Few days back we say the pioneer of automobile industry-Mercedes, pairing up with Pebble for some car driven applications. Now another giant from automobile industry, BMW is pairing up with Samsung for a much cooler utilization of the Galaxy Gear. At the CES 2014 expo, Samsung unveiled one of its application on the Galaxy Gear that can synchronize with the BMW i3’s “i Remote Application” that can give you status information and even allow you to remotely control some car functions.
The Gear application will be able to show you some BMW i3 information such as battery charge levels, drivable range, and even window and door status- whether open or closed. Not only this, the application will also allow you to remotely adjust the i3’s temperature, so that the temperature is just what you want before you enter your car.
This all can be done with Samsung’s S voice app. Thus your voice will be just enough to give command to your Galaxy Gear and thus to your BMW i3. For the time being, the demo works only with Galaxy Note III. Here is a video straight from the CES 2014 expo.
With the Mobile World Congress that is going to be held in Barcelona-Spain in the next month of February 2014, there are all possibilities that the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the Samsung S Band could surface there. However, some people speculate that this two devices can be unveiled at an unpacked event where they get better attention from the global community.
Galaxy Gear 2
IT would be no wrong to speculate that the second version of the Galaxy Gear comes up with all the improved version from its predecessor! In the existing Galaxy Gear launched this September, there were issues regarding the battery life of the smart watch, lack of compatibility with more devices and a bigger price tag. Users would be surely willing that all these areas and domains are addressed properly by Samsung in its Galaxy Gear 2. According to the news, there is a possibility of an organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) display in the Gear 2.
Galaxy S Band.
With the S Band concept, Samsung seems to venture into the health band concept and the new S Band is believed to be paired up with the Galaxy Gear smartphone. The Galaxy S Band would be capable of recording data such as sleep efficiency, distance, calories burnt and similar other. The S Band is a waterproof band that works with an app called S Health 2.0. This clearly shows that the new Galaxy S Band will be launched against the recently announced G Health smart wristband from LG.
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