Samsung Gear S Hitting Canadian Shelves

Starting tomorrow, November 14th, Canadian consumers will be able to pick up Samsung’s all new Gear S wearable and enjoy that sweet 3G, Bluetooh, and wi-fi connectivity all from their wrist, whether or not they have their smartphone on them at the time.

The Samsung Gear S allows you to do all of your social networking as well as check your calendar and notifications, and like I said, you don’t need to have your smartphone with you to do so. It may be hard to imagine a scenario where you’d want to head out without your phone, but I’ve found myself in that place where I wanted to do just that, but couldn’t bring myself to cut off communication entirely. A wearable with basic functionality like the Gear S would be a nice compromise.

The Gear S features a dual core 1.0 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and runs on a Tizen-based wearable platform. Be sure to check out the full press release below for the complete list of details and specifications. The Gear S will cost $399.99 CAD.

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Samsung Canada Adds More Freedom with the All New Gear S
Samsung continues to evolve its innovative wearable lineup with the addition of the Gear S – a stunning curved wrist device combined with 3G connectivity

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile products to Canadian consumers, today announced the latest addition to its innovative line of Gear wearables – the Gear S. Hitting the shelves of Samsung Brand Stores beginning November 14th, 2014 and rolling out to carriers and retailers throughout the month of November, the Gear S combines an elegant, curved design with 3G1 connectivity and allows users to do more on the go with or without their smartphone.

“The Samsung Gear S defines the next level of wearables,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. “Whether making calls, receiving calls, or keeping in touch and updated, the Gear S delivers the freedom and connectivity our consumers want – right on their wrists.”

More Freedom:

With access to 3G1, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the remarkable Samsung Gear S keeps Canadians connected with or without their smartphone2, which makes checking up on calendar and app notifications, calls, and social networking easy and fast. The Gear S also makes staying connected easier since its charger cradle doubles as an extra 315 mAh battery pack and the device features Power Saving Mode, which changes the display to black and white and limits non-essential functions to maximize time between charges.

For Canadians looking for a great fitness companion, the Gear S is ideal thanks to enhanced multi-sensors and a built-in GPS. Plus, the Gear S offers even more control over everyday fitness by combining the device with a variety of apps, such as Nike+ and S Health3, helping consumers stay motivated while on the move.

More Than Meets the Eye:

Featuring a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, the Gear S delivers a rich and detailed viewing experience, brought to life through its beautiful and easy-to-use interface. With features such as Conversation View and Condensed Font, the Gear S gives the power to read messages and notifications with a single glance. The chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist and becomes an extension of the user’s individual style by giving the ability to customize screen options and interchangeable straps.

With over 1,000 apps already available in the Gear App Store, the Samsung Gear S offers even more ways to enjoy mobile freedom:

Location-based services like Turn-by-Turn navigation and Maps
View notifications from Facebook
QWERTY keyboard, continuous input and voice dictation, making text messages and emails easier
Pricing and Availability:

The Gear S will be available through major Canadian carriers and retailers beginning November 14, 2014 at an MSRP of CAD$399.99.

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications

Network
900/2100 or 850/1900 (3G)
900/1800 or 850/1900 (2G)

Display
2.0″ Super AMOLED (360 x 480)

AP
Dual core 1.0 GHz

OS
Tizen based wearable platform

Audio
Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Features

Communications:
– 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running

Information:
– Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather

Media:
– Music Player, Gallery

Others:
– S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung Services
Samsung Gear Apps

Connectivity
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass
Bluetooth: 4.1
USB: USB 2.0

Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer

Memory
RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension
39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5mm
67g(Blue Black), 84g(White)

Battery
300mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2days


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