Samsung to launch Gear S3 smartwatch at IFA in September: Report
Samsung Gear S3 will be powered by the company’s own Tizen OS.
NEW DELHI: Samsung will reportedly launch its Gear S3 smartwatch at the upcoming IFA technology event in Berlin, Germany. According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung will retain the rotary bezel in the Gear S3 smartwatch. This also confirms that the Gear S3 will be round in shape, just like the current Gear S2.
As for the software, Samsung Gear S3 will be powered by the company’s own Tizen OS. Samsung recently announced a major update for the Gear S2 and it seems that the next version will improve it further.
Thanks to the update, users can now directly download apps and watchfaces on their Gear S2 smartwatches. This means that the smartwatch doesn’t need to be connected to the smartphone in order to download the watchfaces.
Users can also use any of their own photos (from the My Photo app) and set it as the watchface. It’s also possible to post S Health exercise results on Facebook directly from the Gear S2. The S Health app can also track sleep data automatically when users wear the Gear S2 while sleeping.
Samsung has also made it easy to make calls or send messages on the Gear S2, with the contacts feature being available as a widget. The new software update also adds a timer to the “S Voice” voice recognition feature. Users can start, pause, resume and stop the same.