Samsung Gear S: Getting started with the new curved and autonomous watch!

We now offer you a test of the Samsung Gear S. We’ve spent a few days with the last Samsung watch that can make phone calls, we give you our verdict!


if Samsung Gear S The Korean manufacturer took advantage of the IFA conference yesterday to re-present its new connected watch. In addition to having a curved screen, it becomes autonomous thanks to its 3G connection and the ability to make and receive calls without any phone.

  • Screen : 2.0 inch Super AMOLED (360 x 480)
  • Processor : Dual core 1.0GHz
  • data store : 512MB
  • internal memory : 4GB
  • BONE : Tizen for connected objects
  • certificate : IP 67 (dustproof and one meter immersion)
  • connection : Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • sensors : accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate monitor, light sensor, UV, barometer
  • Dimensions : 9.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T
  • battery : 300mAh
  • health and sport : S Health, Nike+ Running
  • Other features : S Voice, Find My Device, Power Save Mode
  • nets : 2G, 3G

Design and display

samsung gear watch

samsung gear belt

Let’s start with the new look of this Samsung Gear S, which contrasts with its older models.2 inch curved notch With its Super AMOLED technology and 360 x 480 pixel definition, that is, with a resolution of 300 ppi, it seems to be sufficient when looking at the screen of the watch, which makes a pretty good impression. The design is particularly neat, with metallic edges found on the Galaxy Alpha and more recently the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

samsung gear smart watch

samsung gear smart watch

Technicial Specifications

On the back of the watch is a heart rate sensor for your sports sessions saved in the S Health app. UV sensor It is also there, as with the Note 4, to measure the ambient UV level and thus give you protection advice in the Samsung health app.

samsung gear s uv sensor

samsung gear music
samsung gear s sport gps

If not 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage lets you store music directly on your Samsung Gear S when you go for a run. This can come in handy when paired with a Bluetooth headset. A GPS is also integrated to track your movements during sports sessions. The connected watch is also IP67 certified for water resistance and 300mAh battery.

Interface and applications

samsung gear apps

samsung gear widgets

Samsung Gear S runs on a Tizen OS version tailored for connected watches. The applications are quite rich, and the presence of widgets makes good use of the entire surface of the screen and the horizontal and vertical navigation of the interface.

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We have the opportunity to change the display of the clock and the wallpapers as in the previous models. On the other hand, Gear only Compatible with 40 Samsung Galaxy devicesso other Android phones will be back.

Finally a phone-independent clock

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If a Galaxy smartphone is needed for syncing and updates, this new Samsung Gear S on the other hand receive and make calls without using a mobile phone, a real innovation expected by many. The same goes for text messages, which you can now type directly with the new keyboard without having to dictate like before.

samsung gear keyboard

Price and release date

Just like the Galaxy Note 4, the release date Gear S expected for October. Available in black and white, Samsung’s new connected watch can be sold for 349 or even 399 euros. Of course, this remains to be verified and taken with a grain of salt. What do you think of this new Smartwatch?

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