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Samsung Australia announces latest in its wearable technology

Sydney, AustraliaSeptember 23, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the availability of the Samsung Gear S, the next innovation in its smartwatch technology offering, and the Gear Circle, a completely new design in wearable technology for Samsung.

The Gear S, a new smartwatch that can wirelessly connects to a compatible Samsung device^, features a beautiful 2-inch Super AMOLED curved screen to continue Samsung’s design commitment to the Gear range. It carries a range of features and applications that have been designed to work with the lifestyle of the user while remaining stylish with interchangeable bands. In addition to connectivity option for compatible smartphones, the Gear S also operates with a nano-SIM so users can make and receive calls using the device from almost any location within a telecommunications network.

“These exciting additions to the Gear range of devices demonstrate our firm commitment to continually develop new and innovative mobile technology that is functional, as well as beautiful in terms of design and user interface,” said Arno Lenior – Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable, bringing the latest in smartphone design and technology to a smartwatch,” he added.

Samsung has also developed a range of new Gear Manager wearable device applications for the Gear S that, when used in tandem with a compatible Samsung smartphone^, will offer additional functionality to suit a range of lifestyles. For example, Samsung’s S Health app uses the Gear S to track steps and measure a user’s heart rate+ while exercising, feeding these results back to a compatible smartphone for review and evaluation. Combined, these two devices help motivate and inspire Australians to have an active and healthy lifestyle.


Curved Super AMOLED Gear S Display

The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, delivering a richer viewing experience, with abeautiful and easy-to-use interface. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance and keep up to date with widgets and apps. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customisable screen options and changeable straps allow users to express their own taste and style.


Health and Fitness Applications

The Samsung Gear S is the perfect health and fitness companion, with a built-in GPS** and S Health~ features. In addition, the inclusion of Nike+ Running allows users to track their workout and stay motivated while on the move#.


Truly Connected Experience

The Samsung Gear S extends its connectivity capabilities to include Bluetooth as well as WiFi connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications, reducing the need to check their smartphone in an important meeting or while spending quality time with family. Responding is even easier, simply reply to messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilise enhanced S voice* functionality to issue tasks and take notes.


Extended Features & Applications

The Samsung Gear S introduces a variety of new features and applications to further extend the range of uses available for the Gear range including; turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation provided by HERE**, a 24-hour news and views service from The Financial Times ‘fastFT’, advanced-reading technology from Spritz, instant shopping through the PayPal app and the ability to see and respond to important social notifications instantly with Facebook. Together, these features allow users to be connected with family and friends and keep up-to-date while on the go.


Samsung Gear Circle

Also available are the new Samsung Gear Circle earphones. When paired with a smartphone, users can easily receive calls, listen to music and issue voice commands through a Bluetooth connection straight through the earphones. The Gear Circle features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use, as well asa vibrate function to signal incoming calls and notifications.


Note to Editors:

^ Galaxy smartphones having 1.5GB RAM and Android 4.3 and above. Gear S requires a Samsung compatible device for initial set-up, ongoing maintenance and download of apps. Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply. Subject to third party service provider agreement.

+ Gear S and S Health is not a medical or therapeutic device. Heart rate readings are intended for informational purposes only. To discuss the diagnosis or treatment of any condition, please consult your doctor.

~ S Health is not a medical or therapeutic device. To discuss the diagnosis or treatment of any condition, please consult your doctor.

* Performance of S Voice function may vary depending on the language spoken and surrounding environment including ambient noise.

**Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply. We recommend using WIFI to download the required maps onto your Gear S. Subject to third party service provider agreement.

# This service is available if your compatible Samsung smartphone is connected to Gear S via Bluetooth mode or if you purchase and insert a separate SIM card with a new number into the Gear S using stand-alone or SIM mode.


Product Specifications for the Gear S and Gear Circle

Samsung Gear S Product Specifications:        


 900/2100 or 850/2100   (3G)


 2.0” Super AMOLED (360 x 480)


 Dual core 1.0 GHz


 Tizen based wearable platform


 Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

 Format: MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, OGG



 - 2G, 3G Call, Bluetooth Call

 - Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Emails, QWERTY Keyboard

 Health & Fitness:

  - S Health, Nike+ Running


 - Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather


 - Music Player, Gallery


 - S Voice, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode

 IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant*

Samsung Services

 Samsung Gear Apps


 WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS/Glonass

 Bluetooth®: 4.1

 USB: USB 2.0


 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer


 RAM: 512MB 

 Storage: 4GB Internal Memory


 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5T


 300mAh Li-ion

 Up to 2days usage

* Samsung Gear S is dust resistant and water resistant down to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes. The SIM cover must be correctly sealed to protect against dust and water ingress. See for details regarding proper care and use of the device.


Samsung Gear Circle Specifications


 12ϕ Dynamic


 Single MEMS


 SBC, apt-X, Samsung HD

Value-Added  Features

 Smart Magnetic Clasp Control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive


 Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0

 BT Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP

 Multi Point Connection : Up to 8 BT connections, 2 BT devices at the same time

 Connector: Micro USB (Charging only)


 Magnetic Sensor (Hall IC), Touch Sensor


 180mAh Li-ion (Up to Standby 300h / Talk 11h / Play Time 9h)


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



Lisa Skupch

Edelman for Samsung Australia

P +61 (0) 2 9291 3359

M +61 422 881 856

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