A number of companies have announced products ahead of IFA over the last few weeks, and Samsung is now one of those companies, announcing their new Samsung Gear S smartwatch ahead of its Samsung Unpacked event during the IFA show in Berlin.
The smartwatch features a curved 2 inch screen, with 3G connectivity that means it doesn’t need a smartphone nearby to be used.
It also features both Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, which means that the smartwatch is completely standalone, allowing it to receive notifications from social networks, calendars and more, even when they are away from their smartphone.
Users can also make and receive calls directly from the smartwatch, which are forwarded from their smartphone, meaning that you do need to be near your phone for that.
The Gear S smartwatch also has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, built-in GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate monitor and a barometer.
The Gear S is also powered by Samsung’s own Tizen operating system.
Samsung also announced the Samsung Gear Circle, which is a Bluetooth headset that can be paired with a smartphone to make and receive calls from, listen to music, and make voice commands.
It also features a magnetic lock which will clasp around the user’s neck when they’re not using it. This can also vibrate to signal notifications and incoming calls.
The Samsung Gear S and the Gear Circle will be available in October, however their price has yet to be announced.