Officially announced yesterday by Samsung Italy, today we offer a preview of Gear S. Compared to the model tried to IFA 2014, we have a smaller strap, comfortable and less flashy and software much more mature. The reactivity of all the interface is improved and in fact also the autonomy appear to have benefited from updates that occurred over the past two months.
After holding the wrist for two days, I can say that this is a product Gear S undoubtedly very special and that has two souls: the first is that Gear, or of one smartwatch intelligent able to connect to our smartphone and become an extension phone. We should not pick up the Galaxy Note 4 or more but the main operations of reading and also reply to text messages, email, or other notifications will be possible directly from the wrist. Of course, comfort is not the maximum, but compared to the Gear “normal” you have some interactions best dates from the screen is bigger, both from the major options and the integrated keyboard and most software downloaded from Samsung Apps.
The other soul is the “S” that I associate a Smartphone as through support nanosim, this wearable becomes in effect a communication tool wrist. Calls, messages, internet and not only can be carried out without the use of a telephone. Although this point may still be underestimated in the future developments of “smartphone wrist” could be very large and Samsung wants to open before this market segment. Having a second number to the wrist instead of two phones or a Dual SIM, go out at night with empty pockets, go running without telephone and other situations may find some comfort in the S Gear.
Perhaps it is still early for this type of product and the price is not really available to everyone (costs more than many smartphone excellent), but the idea could evolve well … Now to Andrea the task of putting it under stress and realize how comfortable or uncomfortable in everyday use.