Samsung Gear S coming to the US on November 7

Samsung has announced that the Gear S, the Korean tech giant’s new smartwatch that sports a SIM card allowing it to make and receive calls without pairing with a smartphone, will be available in the US on the 7th of November.

Gear S White and Black for Newsroom

Press release:

Samsung Continues to Define Wearables Market, Brings Gear S to U.S. Next Week

October  30, 2014

DALLAS- Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) announced today that the Samsung Gear S™ will be available in the U.S. beginning next Friday, November 7. Samsung’s next-generation wearable extends the smartphone experience to users’ wrists through connectivity and convenience.

“Samsung continues to shape the wearable category with advanced technology and new experiences,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “A growing developer ecosystem will further expand the capabilities of the Gear S with fitness tracking services like Nike+ Running and on-wrist turn-by-turn navigation from HERE and more.”

The Gear S features a beautiful 2-inch curved Super AMOLED® display and standalone carrier network connectivity1, giving on-the-go consumers the freedom to stay connected, even when away from their phone. Users can make a quick call, glance at information and notifications, and immediately take action right from their wrist.

With an intuitive user experience, Gear S lets users view, receive, and reply to rich notifications from apps like email, messages, and social networks without pulling out their phone, or even having their phone with them. Speak or type emails, texts or posts from Gear S with both S Voice™ and a full QWERTY keyboard.

The Gear S is equipped with several sensors, including an accelerometer, UV sensor, barometer, heart rate monitor, GPS and an IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance2. From the paired phone, the Gear S features turn-by-turn navigation provided by HERE. View full text articles with pictures from News Briefings and other news applications. With S Health™3, Nike+ Running and a number of third party applications available through Samsung Gear Apps, it’s easy to find the right program and keep track of your fitness progress. Listen to songs from the MILK Music™ app powered by Slacker, right from your wrist.

The Gear S will be available in both White and Black. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will carry the Gear S. The Gear S will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.

With the Gear S to be launched in the US on the 7th of November, we’re guessing it will be launched in the UK at around the same time or shortly after.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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