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Samsung has a smart watch that really could replace your phone

Samsung has a smart watch that really could replace your phone
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Up until now, most smart watches we've seen have needed to pair with a smartphone to really work. But that won't be the case anymore once the Samsung's Gear S comes out in October.

The watch has a 3G modem inside that lets it make calls and connect to the Internet without a smartphone. It will run on the Tizen operating system just like the Gear 2. Samsung had used Android Wear on its previous Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, but switched over to Tizen with an upgrade in May.

While it may not be especially fast, that means that even when outside the range of a Bluetooth-connected phone or Wi-Fi, it can still send and receive messages or make calls. It has a 2-inch AMOLED screen plus a dual-core 1GHz CPU inside along with GPS, heart rate and motion sensors, all powered by a 300mAh battery Samsung says can last up to two days.

The watch will have 4GB of storage, which isn't great compared to today's smartphones. But, that's what you get with such a small gadget.

You can use Facebook on the gadget, and it will work Nokia's HERE to give users walking directions. Like most smart watches, it also has a lot of fitness features. It can pair with either Nike+ Running or Samsung S Health to help you track exercise and goals.

There's no word on how much the watch will cost, but Samsung's last watch - the Gear 2 - costs $299.

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Source: Engadget
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