Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest wearable, a smartwatch dubbed the Galaxy S that features a curved display.
Unveiled late Wednesday, the Android mobile OS. Along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Gear S comes equipped with 3G for on-the-go connectivity.features a 2-inch Super AMOLED display and is based on the , Samsung's alternative to Google's
Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, S gear also packs a wide array of sensors, including a barometer, GPS, a compass, a pulse rate reader, and even a UV monitor.
"The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication," Samsung mobile chief JK Shin said in a statement. "It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime."
The South Korean electronics giant also announced the launch of Samsung Gear Circle, a wireless Bluetooth device that features a magnetic lock that clasps around the user's neck when not in use, offering a vibration to signal incoming calls and notifications.
Samsung's announcement coincided with LG's, an Android Wear smartwatch that sports a traditional round display.
Both Samsung products will be available in October.
Samsung has released a handful of wearables over the past year -- including the Gear 2 watch, Google Glass, as well as a watch that has its own internal connectivity and doesn't require a smartphone to function.smart fitness band, and Gear Live Android-based smartwatch -- and the company is believed to be working on various other models for release in the coming months. That could include smart glasses similar to
The wearables market is an important focus for Samsung as high-end smartphone and tablet sales slow. The company dominates the phone market with its Galaxy S devices, but it also has worked to expand in other markets. While Samsung is seen as a leader in wearables with its smartwatches, the overall response to the devices has so far been tepid.