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Samsung Gear S, the smartwatch that lets you make phone calls, is available now in the US

Samsung Gear S, the smartwatch that lets you make phone calls, is available now in the US
Several months ago, Samsung announced the Gear S as its first smartwatch that can make calls by itself - since it has a SIM card slot and 3G connectivity. Starting today, the device is available to buy in the US. At the moment, only AT&T and Sprint are offering the Gear S, but the smartwatch will also be released by T-Mobile and Verizon.

AT&T is selling the Gear S for $199.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement, or $299 without any agreement. Sprint allows customers to get the smartwatch for $0 down plus 24 monthly payments of $16. While AT&T is offering the Gear S in both black and white, Sprint is selling only the black variant.

Unlike most of the recently-introduced smartwatches, the Gear S doesn’t run Android Wear, but Tizen. The display of the Gear S is a curved, 2-inch Super AMOLED one with 360 x 480 pixels. Other features include Wi-Fi, heart rate sensor, barometer, UV light sensor, compass, a dual-core 1 GHz Exynos processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 300 mAh battery. In case you don’t want to use it with a SIM card, the Gear S can also be connected to a Galaxy smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. You can find out more about the new smartwatch by checking out our Samsung Gear S hands-on.


sources: AT&T, Sprint via Samsung (Twitter)

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