At the Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai (2014) I had a quick hands on with the Tizen based Samsung Gear S, and what a lovely bit of kit it is. The Super AMOLED screen does give it justice with its 480×320 pixel 2″ display area, with all the colours being bright and importantly the blacks being a deep black that Samsung Super AMOLED displays are known for these days.
 

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Navigation

Navigating around the display is a breeze with swiping down from the clock face bringing down quick controls for volume, screen brightness and also the do not disturb setting. Swiping left brings you the user selectable and also installable widgets. This means that you can have the app widgets that matter to you most within striking distance. Swiping right from the clock face brings you to you notifications, where you are easily able to select notifications from different applications such as SMS, Whatsapp, email etc.

For all you Gear 2 / Galaxy Gear users, don’t worry the User Interface on the Gear S will be available on your devices soon. I will try finding out an exact date for you this week.
 

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Check out the Video below for the Hands-on:
 

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Specifications

Network

900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)

Display

2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)

AP

Dual core 1.0 GHz

OS

Tizen based wearable platform

Audio

Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Features

Communications:
– 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

Health & Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running

Information:
– Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather

Media:
– Music Player, Gallery

Others:
– S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung Services

Samsung Gear Apps

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
Bluetooth®: 4.1
USB: USB 2.0

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer

Memory

RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension

39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T

Battery

300mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2days

 

For additional information, please visit our Gear S page.