Samsung’s new Gear S comes with 3G support because apparently your smartphone isn’t enough. The news dropped late Wednesday night—well ahead of the company’s big IFA event on Sept. 3. Why? Who cares. The thing is official, and it looks pretty cool. The next time you phone home will be from your watch. Neat.
The Gear S essentially looks like a curvier version of the existing Gear lineup. The display is 2 inches, and features a resolution of 360×480. Meanwhile, there’s a 1GHz dual-core chip running the show, along with Tizen. That’s almost early smartphone era material. Also under the hood you’ll find 4GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, a 300mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G support.
Samsung has also included a number of sensors, including a heart rate monitor, with S Health and Nike+ Running integration; other features include S Voice a power saving mode, and IP67 certified dust and water resistance. Additionally, Samsung also introduced a pair of Bluetooth headphones called Gear Circle, which features a magnetic lock and clasp.
The Gear S and Gear Circle are expected to go on sale in global markets in October, though an exact date and pricing wasn’t shared.