Samsung Electronics has announced the smartwatch Gear S which has a curved 2″ AMOLED display and rather than running on Android, it operates on Tizen.
The Samsung Gear S also offers 3G which is a great feature as you can stay connected to your smartphone even when you are out of Bluetooth range.
Here are some images:
LG and Samsung comparison
|Samsung Gear S||Samsung Gear Live||LG G Watch R||LG G Watch|
|OS||Tizen||Android Wear||Android Wear||Android Wear|
|360 × 480, Super AMOLED||320 x 320, Super AMOLED||320 X 320||280 x 280|
|Processor||1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Battery||300 mAh||300 mAh||410 mAh||400 mAh|
|Size||39.8 × 58.3 × 12.5 mm||37.9 × 56.4 × 8.9 mm||NA||37.9 × 46.5 × 9.95 mm|
The smartwatch market continues to gain momentum. Apple is expected to release the iWatch on September 9th and Asus is rumored to release the most affordable smartwatch on September 3rd, priced at $99 – $149.
According to IDC, the wearables market is growing quickly and set to triple this year to 19 million units, by 2018 it will reach 111.9 million units. But if we believe Morgan Stanley analysts, Apple alone can sell 60 million units of the iWatch in the first year alone. Apple has created entire new market segments in the past and propelled existing product groups to new heights through innovation. Can they pull it off again or is it a more even playing field with the likes of LG, Samsung and Motorola already putting huge focus and resources on smartwatches.