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Samsung Gear S available from Verizon Wireless

Posted On Monday, 05 January 2015 19:00 Written by
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The Samsung Gear S, the first wearable with network connectivity, launches on the Verizon Wireless network. The Samsung Gear S is now available online and in Verizon Wireless stores for $349.99 with new two-year activation. The device is available in White and Black color models.

Users will be able to add Gear S to their existing MORE Everything accounts for an additional $5 monthly access fee.

Having network connectivity on a wearable changes the way you use it. You no longer need to have your smartphone with you every moment to use the Gear S. You can go out for a run, take care of some quick errands, and even just be around the office without having your phone in your pocket and still be connected. Gear S requires pairing with a compatible Samsung smartphone.

With its network connectivity and 2-inch curved display, Gear S allows you to make and receive calls, send texts, check social media, and get GPS directions – all without needing your phone or pulling it out of your pocket. You also have the option of either speaking or typing out texts, emails, and social media postings by using S Voice or the full QWERTY keyboard.

The Gear S can also track your workouts, monitor heart rate, and map your runs using the S Health and Nike+ apps. Gear S also lets you listen to songs from the MILK Music app, powered by Slacker, right from your wrist. And to make sure the Gear S survives everyday life, it has an IP67 rated for dust- and water-resistance.

Display -- 2-inch Super AMOLED® Curved Display with customizable screen clock faces and changeable straps
Storage -- 4 GB internal storage (formatted capacity is less)
Sensors -- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Battery -- 300 mAh
Durability -- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant: This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof

Info courtesy of Verizon Wireless

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