Samsung Gear S: Finally(?) A Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls

Samsung Gear S: Finally(?) a Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls

Yes, the rumours are true: Samsung just announced a smartwatch with a data connection. The Samsung Gear S can make phone calls. Because why the hell not?

The Tizen powered device offers a Dual core 1.0 GHz processor, a 2.0-inch 360 x 480 Super AMOLED display, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a (measly) 300mAh battery and yes, Wi-Fi, 2G, and 3G data connections. The Gear S also includes a suite of sensors including a heart rate monitor and GPS. It's also got a pair of Bluetooth headphones — the Gear Circle — that will let you issue voice commands and make calls from your watch without looking like Dick Tracy and are presumably sold separately.

Both products will be released this October, with price announced then.


    Possible to down vote this? -- why try when all you can bring to the table is a half baked / spec'd option

    This endless stream of watches from Samsung is beyond a joke now. What happened to beta testing before release? Cause right now it feels like they're just using their consumers as guinea pigs.

    Because why the hell not?
    Because of terrible battery life. A data connection, plus a larger screen will result in very very poor customer experience. Samsung will never learn.

    Wouldn't be surprised if i need to charge this phone after every call. Thanks but no thanks Samsung.

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