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[September 01, 2014]
Samsung Unveils Gear S, the Latest in Both Curved and Wearable Technology
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device that has been designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band.
"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." 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. It 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.
The device 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.
Also, 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.
Its 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.
The Samsung Gear S is also a 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.
The Samsung Gear S will be available in global markets in phases through Samsung's retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.
Copyright CIO East Africa. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).
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