The newest wearable gadget from Samsung Electronics will go on sale in the UK beginning this Friday (November 7). Samsung Gear S would be available for pick up from local Samsung shops, from its website, or from O2. However, purchasers need to wait two days for delivery.
According to observers, this could be an ideal opportunity for IT enthusiasts in the country to experience the new wearable technology boasted by Samsung. This new gadget is expected to redefine mobile and wearable experience for customers.
Physically, the Gear S features a curved 2-inch screen. It comes with a Super Amoled screen with a resolution of 480 X 360 pixels. The device is embedded in a flexible and easily interchangeable wrist band.
During its launch earlier this year, Samsung described it as a superpower that does not need to pair with any smartphone, unlike most other smartwatches in the market today. However, a user may need a handset running on at least Android 4.3 to download and install any available app.
The device is a rarity for its 3G connection. This makes it possible for it to be functional even without connection to a smartphone. The Gear S could even be tethered through Bluetooth.
The device is powered by dual-core 1GHz processor, with 512MB of RAM. It has 4GB storage. The 300mAh battery makes it posisble for the smartwatch to last without recharging for at most two days. That makes it a powerhouse compared to many other wearables from other brands.
However, its pricing position can initially be considered as a setback. The Gear S would take a retail price tag of 329, which in turn is comparatively more expensive than most other smartwatches in the market.
For instance, LG’s G Watch R could be bought online for 231. Motorola’s popular Moto 360 could be pre-ordered in the local market for just 200. But many excited enthusiasts hope that the higher price would be worth it once they get hold of the new Samsung smartwatch.
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