Samsung announced today that the Samsung Gear S will arrive in the U.S. beginning next Friday, November 7. The next-generation of wearable devices will extend the Samsung quality experience to users’ wrists.
The Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display with standalone carrier network connectivity. Wearers will be able to make quick calls, glance at information and notifications, and interact with notifications from their wrist, instead of having to pull out their cell phone. Gear S lets users view, receive and reply to notifications from apps such as email, message and social media without pulling out their phone, or even having their phone with them.
The Gear S will sport an accelerometer, gyro, UV sensor, barometer, heart rate monitor and GPS. The wearable watch will feature turn-by-turn navigation, and will also allow users to view full text articles and pictures from news applications.
The wearable will have a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor and 4GB internal memory with 512MB RAM. The Gear S will also have Bluetooth 4.1 LE and WiFi connectivity. Samsung put a 300mAh Li-ion battery within their new device, which the company says will provide enough power to last the device for up to two days without a recharge.
The Gear S will come in both White and Black and will be carried by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. According to Android Central, AT&T will offer the device for $199 with a two-year contract beginning on November 7, while Sprint will charge $384 outright and T-Mobile will charge $349. Verizon has yet to reveal their pricing.
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