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Samsung’s new smartwatch that works without smartphone

Samsung has announced a new wearable that works without a smartphone, technically its not a watch but a phone on your wrist.

The new Samsung Gear S is the sixth smartwatch model that Samsung Electronics has unveiled since entering the market last year with the first smartwatch being dubbed as a flop.

What sets the Gear S apart is its 2-inch curved display, which fits more naturally to the wrist

The device comes with built-in support for 3G and Wi-Fi, enabling the wearer to talk and exchange messages without the need of a smartphone.

Something to note is that it runs on the Tizen operating system. It’s also speculated to run up to 2 days on a single charge. This may be a great war boiling between Samsung and Google who released Android Wear a few Months ago to enable OEM’s to use in wearables.

Samsung will wait until Sept. 3 in Berlin to provide details about pricing and launch dates to coincide with the IFA consumer electronics conference, the largest trade show of its kind in Europe.

Meanwhile, LG Electronics unveiled its new smartwatch, dubbed the LG G Watch R. Although this device needs to operate in conjunction with a smartphone, the wearable gadget has the stylish design of a high-end wristwatch, featuring a 1.3-inch circular display, a metallic body and a leather wristband.