Samsung Gear S U.S. bound, coming to all four major carriers this fall
posted by Alan F. / Sep 23, 2014, 10:27 PM
The Samsung Gear S offers a 2 inch curved screen with resolution of 360 x 480. A dual-core 1GHZ processor powers the watch which has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage inside. A 300mAh battery keeps the second hand moving. Sammy's home grown Tizen OS is pre-installed.
The Samsung Gear S also offers Wi-Fi connectivity, and there are some apps available including a news reader and one for weather.
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Naah,...Gear s 2 might get 500mah
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 10:36 PM 0
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3G with that battery? c'mon... And squeezing every functionality they would think off into a smartwatch? That's too much already. But of course, some may love that. This will sell if they're like inexpensive.
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 11:01 PM 1
Making calls on a watch is impractical
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 10:46 PM 0
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Why? You don't have a bluetooth headset? I have LG Tones around my neck pretty much all day.
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 11:04 PM 3
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It's better to have extra features than nothing at all. You don't have to use them. That's why others are taking Samsungs gimmicky features one by one. So do you think the Heart Rate sensor is impractical on a smartwatch?
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 1:45 AM 2
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Personally, I hope Samsung or LG wakes up and realizes that a lot of people would gladly trade all the invasive health monitoring crap for a slimmer watch (and/or larger battery). The 3G is a cool feature, especially if it is easy to keep it turned off and only turn it on when you need it.
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 10:56 PM 0
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The only actual usefullness of the 'smart watch' I find is the Health monitoring. Its only useless because you don't use it. So don't expect Samsung to take your word as what all people think. Whereas, couple I've seen buy such watches are only and only because it tracks their runs.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 1:14 AM 2
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Lol. "a lot of people" is what I said, not "all people". Smartwatch fitness/health data geeks are a small minority. But almost all smartwatches are made with health monitoring as this data can be sold to insurance companies for a lot of money. And the watches suck because of all this extra crap that is not in a normal watch.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 9:18 PM 0
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This thing is frickin HUGE. Any smartwatch will need to pack a battery big enough to handle the tech needed to be independent of a phone, and to not have an annoyingly useless small screen. What's the solution? NOT to simply elongate the traditional watch design and go all vertical! That thing might look right on say, a linebackers wrist, but for the majority of us and almost all women: ridiculous looking. The only solution: Make it bigger horizontally. Its going to require true design innovation to make it look sexy, or at least not idiotic, but it's the only way you can make a smart watch with a big enough screen that will appeal to even a petite woman. And let's face the stupid reality and what none of us want to hear: For something to truly take off and be popular en masse in america, it has to take off amongst teenage girls. That goes for music (the Beatles anyone?), fashion, movies, and yes even tech. The iphone proved that. Android is huge, and I'm an android guy, but even the biggest android honk has to admit that without the rabid popularity of the first iphones, android wouldn't be as popular as it is. Teenage girls still drive the business. I manage a cell phone store, and there are soooo many accounts with 4-6 lines; all iphones. Why? Teenagers (especially girls) beg their parents for the iphone, and convince them that's the best phone that they should get too. Ultimate point: The ONLY way smart watches will truly take off is if you make them big enough to be functional enough for teenage girls to say text and snap chat all day with their friends while leaving their phone at home, and sexy enough so that they will actually want it for its looks.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 7:54 AM 1
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Samsung Gear 'S'exy. That device is one good lookin' thing~~ Loving it's looks
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 5:45 PM 0
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