Hands-on With Samsung’s Gear S Smartwatch: Still Too Big, But Smartest Yet


BERLIN — After Samsung announced its Gear S smartwatch late last month, members of the press finally got their hands on the company’s third-generation smartwatch this week at its Unpacked 2 event in New York, Beijing and Berlin.

The Gear S, which runs on Samsung’s Tizen operating system, is as smart as smartwatches come these days: It has built-in 3G (or 2G) connectivity, so you don’t need to wirelessly tether to a nearby smartphone to get emails, calendar alerts or other notifications sent to the device’s screen.

The first thing you’ll notice is the device’s gorgeous 2-inch SuperAMOLED screen with 360 x 480 resolution; it’s pretty big for a smartwatch, and so is the wristband. While the Gear S’ curved screen gives it a bit of style, the rectangular shape makes it rugged and sporty — not something you’d want to wear to a nice dinnerAnd while the analog-style timepiece face is a great touch, it still looks more like a computer than a standard, traditional watch Read more…

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Samantha Murphy Kelly


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