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Samsung Gear S Smartwatch: The Future is Now

By Andrew Burgon / phoenix@projectfellowship.com
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March 23, 2015

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Samsung Gear S Smartwatch is Simply Amazing

With the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch you can make and take calls. Check your email and texts. Even stream and listen to music. Welcome to the wonderful world of Dick Tracy though I doubt he had it so good!

Hardware

The screen of the Samsung Gear S smartwatch features a vivid and clear, two-inch curved Super AMOLED display that contours perfectly to your wrist.

It should be noted that just like a smart phone the screen of the watch is not always on. The screen turns on when you get a notification or when you raise your arm to look at the screen.

Inside this beast is a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and 3G modem.

While the watch is sleek and beautiful it is also big and chunky especially on a dainty wrist.

Functionality

The watch comes with a lot of useful apps like a calculator, calendar, compass, voice recorder, fitness tracker and photo album. It also has an Opera Mini browser and you can even get an app that can help you find your car! Others can be downloaded and installed.

While it’s a standalone device that doesn’t require a phone to make or receive calls it’s a different story where apps are concerned.

It has to be paired to a compatible Samsung smartphone and a Gear Manager app has to be downloaded. Also, when you first start it up it has to touch base with a compatible phone in order to have it’s full abilities “unlocked.” Once that has been done though you can untether yourself from the cell phone if you so please.

Battery LIfe

The Gear S goes for just under two days with light to moderate use.

Extra Fees

If you wish to use the Gear S as a phone it will cost you extra. At the moment Verizon and T-Mobile charge $5 per month. AT&T and Sprint are asking for $10 a month.

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If you have purchased the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch please give us your opinion on it.

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