Samsung Gear S, a small smartphone in your face
If there is something that is clear is that Samsung is determined to conquer the wearable market, something that confirms the numerous smartwatches that the brand has launched. The Gear S is the latest creation of the Korean, a device equipped with 3G and GPS connectivity which seeks to be more than an accessory for the mobile.
However, there are many contrasting points in Samsung's new wearable. The Gear S seems to be, in theory, the equipment that was waiting in the market but, although it has its own 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS connection, it still cannot be completely independent of a smartphone …
While its modern design with curved screen and its connections make it a very striking team, will its qualities be enough to motivate users to buy it? Let's see how much this new Samsung smartwatch offers us so that it is worth going for it.
The watch measures 39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5, which makes it quite large especially for small faces where it can look a little disproportionate … However, its curved design makes it adapt with relative comfort to the grimace, although this does not stop Be extravagant. A matter of taste, of course, because recently, large-scale watches were fashionable, and also because if it were smaller, where would you show us the information?
The Gear S is made of plastic, except for the edge that is metallic and the strap is interchangeable. Because of the Gear S design, it looks more like a miniature mobile than a fashion accessory, Samsung has wanted to offer its users the option of giving it a more refined or youthful look, so it reached agreements with companies such as Swarovski or Diesel for the manufacture of special bracelets for this wearable.
Like this, the Gear S has a small physical button under the screen and at the bottom it has the card slot (nano SIM), in addition to a heart rate sensor which, when activated, emits a powerful green light, and the connectors used to charge the clock.
Software & Hardware
This smartwatch has a dual core 1 GHz dual-core processor with a 512 MB RAM and an internal 4 GB. Like the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the Gear S runs Tizen, the Samsung operating system.
By not working with Android Wear, Samsung has had more freedom to add other features to the device more like smartphones like Nike Running, the Opera browser or HERE Maps.
However, despite this freedom, the biggest problem that Gear S suffers is related to its application ecosystem. Although the Gear app store has a decent number of apps, it lacks many that are important and what it does have depend heavily on cellular data for its operation, in addition to the fact that most of the interesting apps cost about a dollar or ms.
But, what differentiates the Gear S from other smartwatches is their relative independence. In addition to having WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, this equipment works with 3G, making it more than a notifying element. Thanks to this possibility of adding a SIM card, the Gear S is able to make and receive calls, text messages and emails directly from the watch. It can be kept connected to the mobile so that it works similarly to an Android Wear watch, or use it alone without a connection to a mobile phone.