Samsung unveils world’s first 3G smartwatch


Samsung has unveiled a smartwatch with its own 3G connection, creating the world’s first smart wearable device that does not rely on a phone for data connectivity.

The smartly curved Samsung Gear S represents the next generation of smartwatches, devices that had previously relied on being tethered to a mobile phone in order to access data.

JK Shin, chief executive officer and head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics, said: “Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation. The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”


The device’s functions are viewed and accessed through a curved 2in Super AMOLED display and flexible band that mould neatly to the wearer’s wrist.

As well as 3G, the Gear S features Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity as well as an onscreen keyboard and voice commands. The smartwatch also acts as a phone, allowing the wearer to make and receive calls directly from their wrist.

The Gear S includes turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation courtesy of HERE, rolling news from the Financial Times as well as providing access to social media feeds, calendar events, messaging and health and fitness monitoring.

Previous articleGuess partners with smart specialist Martian
Next articleHOT 100 2014: Lynn Schroeder, Wempe
Editor of WatchPro, the WatchPro Hot 100 and The Luxury Report.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here