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Samsung Gear S2 details released in full [UPDATE: more images]

Samsung Gear S2 details released in full [UPDATE: more images]

Three versions of Samsung's newest smartwatch, the Gear S2, have been revealed today. Each of the three, the Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 classic, and Gear S2 3G will come with round faces and Tizen for their software platform. While the Gear S2 and S2 classic will come with Wi-fi connectivity, a Gear S2 3G version will also be released with the same specifications save a slot for a 3G SIM card. Each of these devices will also come with Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, and will be released likely by the end of the year.

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Samsung Gear 2 in final testing

Samsung Gear 2 in final testing

Today the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch has been shown off "in the wild" - still on the arm of a Samsung employee, but in a candid shot nonetheless. This device was shown on the arm of vice president, head of study, Samsung Design America Dennis Miloseski. This fellow is also the head of Samsung Mobile UXCA, overseeing strategy, design UX, industrial design, and engineering operations in North America for Samsung. Normally Miloseski is the sort of person to wear far more expensive watches. Normally he's rolling with high fashion.

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Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

With the long anticipated release of Apple Watch this past week, the company behind it put a lot of coal in the engine of the wearable train. For a solid year, the world hemmed and hawed about smartwatches, waiting to see what Apple would do. Now that they’re officially in the mix, here are a few reasons to sit this early-adopter’s segment out — at least for a year.

 

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Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

A number of wearable devices have been tipped for a Samsung reveal over the next few weeks, and here we’re set to lay down the details we’ve gathered thus far. As of now, it would appear that at least one device - tentatively titled "Samsung Gear 2 Solo" will be released without the need for a smartphone companion. That’s where "Solo" comes from.

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Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

This week some folks close to Samsung have clearly found it unnecessary to wait until IFA 2014 begins to let their next wearable loose. The Samsung Gear Solo has been revealed by "industry sources" to roll with full SIM-card compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to browse the web and make calls straight from your wrist.

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Samsung’s next smartwatch may ditch your phone

Samsung’s next smartwatch may ditch your phone

Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, users have been wondering when - or if - the company would release a smartwatch that did not require a smartphone to function. A rumor today suggests that this next-generation smartwatch may be on the horizon, ready to work completely on its own.

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Samsung Gear Glass release tipped to take on Google

Samsung Gear Glass release tipped to take on Google

It would seem that Samsung is ramping up their release of "Gear Glass" just in time to take on the Google Glass general sale. As it’s been revealed that Google Glass’ sale to the public is being solidified, an anonymous tip suggests that Samsung’s own "Gear" branded wearable headset is close to being revealed.

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Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

It would appear that the Samsung Gear smartwatch was only a smartphone-reliant device for a limited time - this week a new unit is appearing in tips from South Korea with a USIM inside. This means that users will be able to connect to the web with their USIM (think SIM-card on the other side of the sea) through the watch without needing a smartphone for web. This connectivity would be tested in the Asian market before it was released worldwide, similar to what we’ve seen with the curved Galaxy Smartphone from 2013.

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