Samsung Gear S smart-watch hands-on
pixel density of 300ppi. The screen looks pretty fine - not pixelized or anything! The other key feature of the smart-watch is its SIM-card slot, which lets you have 3G access in addition to Wi-Fi. Of course, you can pair a compatible Samsung gear device via Bluetooth, but the Gear S can, theoretically, let you leave your smartphone at home, handle calls and receive messages and notifications.
The device runs on a dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM, powered by a modest 300mAh battery, and features an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, heart rate sensor, barometer, and UV light sensor. It is based on a Samsung home-grown wearable Tizen platform. Swiping the watch-face to the left gives you access to Messages, E-mail, Missed calls, Contacts, Apps, data from your smartphone, and basically all functionality at hand. We saw weather and agenda apps too, along with a news reader. There is some pretty advanced functionality built into this smart-watch, and Tizen OS seems to become a pretty adequate alternative to Android Wear as time goes by.
Although it doesn't have the LG G Watch R's incredible looks, the Gear S is an interesting device with a charm of its own. We'd love to tell you more when we get the chance to spend more time with it ticking on our wrists.