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Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience

August 28, 2014

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The Gear S offers a beautiful curved design combined with 3G connectivity on the wrist

Seoul, Korea – August 28, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Samsung Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features to meet the evolving needs of consumers.

“Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”

Designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, Samsung Gear S fits comfortably on user’s wrist. Through 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S offers a new, powerful wearable experience and gives consumers the freedom to live their life on the go.

Industry-Leading Curved Super AMOLED Display
The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, providing a richer view with a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance with features such as conversation view and condensed font. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customizable screen options and changeable straps empower users to express their own taste and style.

Truly Connected Experience
The Samsung Gear S extends its communication capabilities to include 3G as well as Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when away from their phone. It lets users to instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilize enhanced S voice functionality to ensure tasks can be completed immediately. Finally, with Samsung Gear S, people can seamlessly make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones.

The Samsung Gear S allows consumers to control how they want to connect, switching easily between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronizing information when paired to a smartphone.

Extended Features & Applications
The Samsung Gear S provides easy access to relevant information through essential widgets and combined notification boards. Its powerful features include turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, works together with advanced-reading technology from Spritz, and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be live and actionable while on the go.

The Samsung Gear S is also a perfect health and fitness companion with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS, and robust S Health features. In addition, applications such as Nike+ Running allow users to track their runs and stay motivated while on the move, without their smartphone.

Also announced today with the Samsung Gear S is the new Samsung Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone, users can easily receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands in style through a Bluetooth connection. It features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use, as well as a vibrate function to signal incoming calls and notifications.

Both the Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications
Network  900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)
Display 2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Audio  Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Features            Communications:
- 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
- Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard
Health & Fitness:
- S Health, Nike+ Running
Information:
- Schedule, News, Navigation, Weathe
Media:
- Music Player, Gallery
Others:
- S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear Apps
Connectivity   WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
Bluetooth®: 4.1
USB: USB 2.0
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Memory  RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
Dimension  39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5T
67g(Blue Black), 84g(White)
Battery  300mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2days
Samsung Gear Circle Product Specifications
Speaker 12Φ Dynamic
Microphone Single MEMS
Codec SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD
Value-Added Features Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive
Connectivity    Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
BT Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP
Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 BT connections, 2 BT devices at the same time
Connector: Micro USB (Charging only)
Sensor Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor
Battery 180mAh Li-ion (Standby 300h / Talk 11h / Play Time 9h)

Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience

Samsung Gear S Enhances the Smart Wearable Experience

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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