SAM­SUNG GEAR S

Men's Fitness - - Smartwatches -

£ 329 sam­sung.com

Sam­sung has re­leased six dis­tinct smart­watches al­ready, in­di­cat­ing that the hard­ware gi­ant is re­peat­ing the strat­egy it used with smartphones by flood­ing the mar­ket with prod­ucts. The Gear S is its lat­est model and im­me­di­ately stands out from other smart­watches by not us­ing the popular An­droid Wear sys­tem. The draw­back is that you’ll need a Sam­sung phone to use

the watch, but if you have one this is a great choice be­cause it’s packed with fea­tures. Un­like other watches the Gear S has its own phone num­ber and can connect to your hand­set over the in­ter­net rather than re­ly­ing on Blue­tooth alone. While you may not want to re­place your phone with a smart­watch, this is the only one on the mar­ket that gives you the op­tion. It pro­vides a mini web browser as well as a hefty num­ber of sen­sors, in­clud­ing an ac­celerom­e­ter, gy­ro­scope, compass and barom­e­ter, a heart rate mon­i­tor and am­bi­ent light and UV sen­sors. The Gear S cer­tainly looks more like a mini com­puter than some of the other en­tries, es­pe­cially when you hold it up to your face to use the phone, but its big, bright screen is

fan­tas­tic and you could prob­a­bly get away with pre­tend­ing you’re from the fu­ture.

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