Samsung Continues to Define Wearables Market, Brings Gear S to U.S. Next Week

Gear S Delivers a Connected Experience to Consumers’ Wrists

Samsung Continues to Define Wearables Market, Brings Gear S to U.S. Next Week (Photo: Business Wire)

DALLAS--()--Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) announced today that the Samsung Gear S™ will be available in the U.S. beginning next Friday, November 7. Samsung’s next-generation wearable extends the smartphone experience to users’ wrists through connectivity and convenience.

“Samsung continues to shape the wearable category with advanced technology and new experiences,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “A growing developer ecosystem will further expand the capabilities of the Gear S with fitness tracking services like Nike+ Running and on-wrist turn-by-turn navigation from HERE and more.”

The Gear S features a beautiful 2-inch curved Super AMOLED® display and standalone carrier network connectivity1, giving on-the-go consumers the freedom to stay connected, even when away from their phone. Users can make a quick call, glance at information and notifications, and immediately take action right from their wrist.

With an intuitive user experience, Gear S lets users view, receive, and reply to rich notifications from apps like email, messages, and social networks without pulling out their phone, or even having their phone with them. Speak or type emails, texts or posts from Gear S with both S Voice™ and a full QWERTY keyboard.

The Gear S is equipped with several sensors, including an accelerometer, UV sensor, barometer, heart rate monitor, GPS and an IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance2. From the paired phone, the Gear S features turn-by-turn navigation provided by HERE. View full text articles with pictures from News Briefings and other news applications. With S Health™3, Nike+ Running and a number of third party applications available through Samsung Gear Apps, it’s easy to find the right program and keep track of your fitness progress. Listen to songs from the MILK Music™ app powered by Slacker, right from your wrist.

The Gear S will be available in both White and Black. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will carry the Gear S. The Gear S will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.

Full details and product images are available at

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications:

Processor   1.0 GHz dual-core
Display 2-inch Super AMOLED (480x360)
OS Tizen-based wearable platform
Features Communications:


  • Network calling, Bluetooth calling
  • Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

Health & Fitness:


  • S Health
  • Nike+ Running



  • Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather

Media: Milk Music, Music Player, Gallery



  • S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Nokia HERE
  • IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Audio Codec: H.264/H.263 + MP3/AAC/AMR, Vorbis


Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n


Bluetooth® LE 4.1

USB 2.0

Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Memory 4GB Internal Memory


Dimension 39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5 mm (1.57 x 2.28 x .49 in)


Blue Black: 66 g (0.14 lbs)

White: 66g (0.14 lbs)

Battery 300mAh Li-ion

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit

Samsung, Gear, Super AMOLED, S Voice and S Health are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

1 Carrier Network Coverage not available everywhere and requires a qualifying wireless plan. Consult your carrier for details.

2 This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.

3This device, S Health, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.


MWW on behalf of Samsung Mobile
Chris Donohue, 201-964-2361


MWW on behalf of Samsung Mobile
Chris Donohue, 201-964-2361