While rival companies like LG and Motorola have previously issued round shaped smartwatches, the only curved gear watch that Samsung has gotten close to has been the Gear S. Code name Orbis might just be the product to change that. Officially to be referred to as Samsung Gear A, the watch is said to be coming out on the 12th of August this year. The device will officially be named Gear A and boasts an onboard GPS, which is a sure edge over the first generation Apple Watch specification. On board GPS is one of the most sought after features we have found in feedback from the fitness active community adopting smartwatches and we hope it to be a standard in the future.
More indepth details of the smartwatch have been leaked recently showing that the watch will come with sensors such as a barometer, GPS, Wi-Fi chip, and heart rate sensor. The GPS is one particularly interesting aspect about the smartwatch as it will lead to maps being loaded on the watch in less time. The Gear A is also said to be running on a slightly altered version of the Samsung Tizen operating system. This is nothing like the one used in Android Wear, which is what manufacturers have made good use of in other wearable devices recently. This also means that the watch could well only work if you have it synced with a Samsung Smartphone.
The best thing about its interface is the way users will be able to navigate it, i.e. by turning the digital crown and bezel. The digital crown could be considered similar to that in the Apple Watch which has already proven to be effective. The news of the screen feature was leaked back in April along with some images of the circular look of the watch. To add to these details is the yet to be confirmed wireless charging aspects that everyone is hoping will be included in the final product. In an official press release by Samsung they announced that individuals from the ‘global developer community’ will be given early access to the next Generation Samsung device.