LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear S are Two New Smartwatches in Town
These days you see every other major company striving to give the customers a taste of change; that practice is really rigorous when it comes to technology and company related to them. Gadgets have always sounded cool and now, I think it is time we really started getting some that can be categorized as such. Samsung and LG have both unveiled their new smartwatches which are called Samsung Gear S and LG G Watch R.
While we will be talking about both of them, I think we should start with Samsung as they are more into the whole smartwatch scenario. Samsung Gear S, doesn’t go leaps and bounds in improving the design over its predecessors, but there are other elements that it has improved on. For instance, Gear S would finally be a watch that can be used alone as a phone.
Samsung Gear S (image: Samsung PR)
It comes with a 3G connection of its own unlike previous smartwatches that had to be tagged along with a smartphone through Bluetooth. This will allow more independent usage to the owner of the watch meaning that you can now access the internet without hassling around too much. Not to forget the option to make and receive calls on the go. Talking of calls, they can still be connected to Android devices if you wish to.
In the words of Samsung itself: “The device lets you enjoy seamless communication by freely switching between connections, automatically connecting and synchronizing information once it is paired to your smartphone.” I hope that cheers you up.
Moving on, the screen is 2 inches Super AMOLED that provides you with a 480×360 resolution; and if you like to go rough on your days out, the Samsung Gear S would fit you perfectly as it comes packed with a dust and water resistant casing. However, I would like to be sure as to what extent it can resist dust and water before going out into the wild with it. Last but not the least, there is a heart rate monitor installed onto it that connects to S Health, Samsung’s dedicated health app.
However, if you compare all that to LG G Watch R you would see one clear difference, the design! LG has gone beyond the slightly ugly smartwatch designs that have been rampant in the market lately and for the first time manufactured a circular dial. In fact, it improves on Motorola Moto 360.
The LG G Watch R (Photo: LG)
If you buy it, the package will also get you interchangeable straps to fit your dressing as well as a heart rate monitor. The display is a small 1.3 inch with a 320×320 resolution and the casing is dust resistant like Samsung. On the downside, its battery is a mere 410mAh.
So far, we have no price details for either LG G Watch R or Samsung Gear S, but if the rumors are true, we will have the details soon as they are expected to hit the racks by October.
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