The Samsung Gear S — their first smart watch that can work independently of a smartphone internet connection — is perhaps Samsung’s best work yet in this arena. Many of you here in the United States (particularly folks on CDMA networks) curbed excitement when realizing there was a chance that the smart watch wouldn’t make its way to your carrier of choice. Thankfully Samsung has erased all mystery as the company has announced availability on all 4 major carriers in the US.
Samsung’s press announcement was literally one sentence, so we don’t get much more information than that. Thankfully we do know everything we need to know about the Samsung Gear S already. Aside from its aforementioned status as a standalone smart watch, it’s going to be rocking the following specs:
- 2-inch Super AMOLED display at 480 x 360
- dual-core 1GHz processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of storage
- WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/GLONASS
- 300mAh battery
Despite its 3G radios, there will be one unfortunate requirement — the Gear S will still require a one-time connection to a compatible Galaxy smartphone. Don’t run out and buy one of these if you don’t already have something from Samsung’s camp (or are planning to get the Galaxy Note 4 at some point down the line). Let us know if you’ll be picking one up once they arrive.