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New Samsung Smartwatch Gear A is Coming Soon

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Samsung's next smartwatch codenamed Orbis according to Sammobile, is rumored to release in a few months. Possibly as soon as September. It’s main features are the round screen, rotating bezel and wireless charging. Samsung is really emphasizing the round screen since it will be the first circular model of Gear Series and any other of the company’s smartwatches. Samsung has created several previous smartwatches, which haven’t been too popular. The Gear A is the seventh, so let’s hope this one is successful. Official details about the watch will be released at an upcoming Galaxy Note 5 announcement. 

 

The watch is set to include a bevy of sensors: a barometer, heart rate sensor, a Wi-Fi chip and GPS. An on-board GPS chip could be the game changer that sets Samsung a part from Apple. With this feature, the watch can accurately track your location without using your phone. A GPS chip cuts down on load times for maps significantly. The round wearable will allegedly come with an Exynos 3472 dual-core processorclocked at 1.2GHz, 768MB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, and an array of sensors for activity tracking and the like. You'll also be able to turn the watch's bezel to navigate the interface.

 

Unfortunately, the watch will not run Android Wear, Google's software for wearable devices. Instead, the Gear A will run a customized version of Tizen possibly meaning the watch will only work with other Samsung phones, and not any Android phone.

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