'Gear Circle' Bluetooth headset also announced
While Android Wear continues to get the big headlines, Samsung continues cranking out more Tizen-based smartwatches. Its latest — the Gear S — brings about a large, 2-inch curved AMOLED display, 2G and 3G connectivity for standalone use along with Wifi and Bluetooth. Its 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM are partnered up with a 300mAh battery to offer a purported two days of "typical usage."
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Software includes the S Health and music apps that we've come to know in Samsung's previous offerings. (This is its sixth wearable device in the space of a year, actually). It's also IP67 water and dust resistant, and you'll be able to make and receive calls like on previous Gear devices.
Samsung also announced a new Bluetooth headset accessory, the Gear Circle, alongside the Gear S smartwatch. The Gear Circle is a traditional Bluetooth headset that can pair up with your phone for calls, music and voice commands. It has a magnetic lock to hold it in place around your neck when not in use, and even has a vibrate function to let you know of incoming calls and notifications. For battery life, it will offer 300 hours of standby or 11 hours of music listening.
Both the Gear S and Gear Circle will be available from a variety of retailers, including carriers, starting in October, according to Samsung.