2G: GSM 850 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA+ 850 / 1900 | 2" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen | Tizen-based wearable platform, Dual-Core 1 GHz Processor | S-Voice Command, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS | Internal Memory: 4GB, 512 MB RAM
2G: GSM 850 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA+ 850 / 1900 | 2" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen | Tizen-based wearable platform, Dual-Core 1 GHz Processor | S-Voice Command, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS | Internal Memory: 4GB, 512 MB RAMLess
We’re still somewhat skeptical of wearable computing. It’s a cool concept, but continues to lack obvious practicality. The number of people who would find a smartwatch as necessary as a smartphone is going to be pretty low, and the Samsung Gear S doesn’t change that.
But working with the Gear S strongly sells the notion that there is a valuable niche of an always-connected device that extends, rather than replacing, your smartphone. Something that can survive things that regular phones can’t, and is even more mobile, while also being a fun thing to play wi... Full review
By billing the Samsung Gear S as a standalone device – although not officially in those words – Samsung has delivered a dud. A good-looking, expensive, dud. Without the messy Samsung Galaxy smartphone reliance, the Gear S could have been a unique device that appealed to a certain audience. Instead, it’s a mishmash of impressive features combined with a fiddly user experience that won’t really appeal to anyone. Its limitations and annoyances could have been more easily forgiven if it wasn’t so bloomin’ expensive. $349?! Get real Samsung. Sure, that’s... Full review
The Samsung Gear S is two steps forward and one step back for smartwatches as a whole. The promise of standalone calling and texting is an amazing and needed feature for smartwatches to really feel useful - but not great in practice if it requires a smartphone. It's sad to say but the Gear S is not a truly independent smartwatch.
It's also not looking good value-wise. You're buying the Gear S for $350, then shelling out another chunk of change for a higher end smartphone, like the unlocked $879 Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Then to take advantage of the Gear S's most touted features - t... Full review
The Gear S is an incredibly interesting device that really pushes the boundaries of what can be done with a smartwatch today. It’s quite a feat to see something in a watch-like form factor with a 2-inch display be capable of doing all of the basic tasks of a smartphone, even if it does have some compromises in implementation.
In many ways I appreciate what Samsung is trying with the Gear S, and I know there are more than a few people out there who will see the appeal of having so much power in a tiny device on your wrist that — at least for short periods of time &mdas... Full review
No. There's a lot you could potentially do with a watch that has its own data connection, but the Gear S doesn't do those things. And the Gear S is big and ugly in order to shove in that limited functionality. The trade-off just isn't worth it. Connectivity should be a bonus feature, not something you hang your hat on.
If you are a normal person—not some crazy businessman who needs to respond to emails instantly on a jog or something—the features that the Gear S sacrifices style and size to gain just aren't going to come in handy that often. And that's without even consi... Full review
The Samsung Gear S is a definite step forward, but smartwatches and wearables are still in their grade school years. They Gear S is the most attractive Samsung smartwatch yet, and it can even hang with the more traditionally designed Moto 360. But it's still a big and clunky thing, which is fine if you're a guy who already wears quite large watches, but less fantastic for those who wear average sized watches. The 1 day battery life that plagues smartwatches, including the Gear S is another severely limiting factor in a world where many of us already have to charge a phone or two, a tablet a... Full review
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