The wearable electronics business powers from over $14 billion in 2014 to over $70 billion in 2024. Big names such as Apple, Adidas, Fujitsu, Nike, Philips, Reebok, and Samsung are behind the most promising new developments.
Samsung creates a smartwatch for the female market: The Gear S
The Gear Scan wirelessly connects to a compatible Samsung device, features a beautiful 2-inch Super AMOLED curved screen. It’s not only for women but also for men. But Samsung added a feminine touch with the wristband from Swarovski.
It carries a range of features and applications that have been designed to work with the lifestyle of the user while remaining stylish with interchangeable bands. In addition to connectivity option for compatible smartphones, the Gear S also operates with a nano-SIM so users can make and receive calls using the device from almost any location within a telecommunications network.
Curved Super AMOLED Gear S Display
The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, delivering a richer viewing experience, with a beautiful and easy-to-use interface. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance and keep up to date with widgets and apps. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customisable screen options and changeable straps allow users to express their own taste and style.
Health and Fitness Applications
The Samsung Gear S is the perfect health and fitness companion, with a built-in GPS and S Health~ features. In addition, the inclusion of Nike+ Running allows users to track their workout and stay motivated while on the move.
Truly Connected Experience
The Samsung Gear S extends its connectivity capabilities to include Bluetooth as well as WiFi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications, reducing the need to check their smartphone in an important meeting or while spending quality time with family. Responding is even easier, simply reply to messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilise enhanced S voice functionality to issue tasks and take notes.
Extended Features & Applications
The Samsung Gear S introduces a variety of new features and applications to further extend the range of uses available for the Gear range including; turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE**, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, advanced-reading technology from Spritz, instant shopping through the PayPal app and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be connected with family and friends and keep up-to-date while on the go.
What Do I think About The Gear S
I tried the Gear S during last Samsung event – I think it’s a bit bulky and too thick for my wrist – also I called another journalist with the watch – this was fun – but again the screen is small and you feel like you need tiny fingers to be able to use this watch – the call worked perfectly and I could hear my fellow colleague via the watch’s speaker. Personally I am not sure yet I will walk in the street talking to my smartwatch for a phone call – it’s bit too ‘James Bond’ but one thing is sure it’s fun and very decorative.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung will be launching the “Swarovski for Samsung” Gear S Strap alongside the regular Gear S smartwatch (RRP of $449) in November though it hasn’t yet put a definitive price on the Swarovski product.
Images: Samsung & My own
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