Inorder to get the Gear S some level of completeness, Samsung announced Gear Circle which is quite a discreet earwear product to compliment the new 3G smartwatch.
The Gear Circle is a Bluetooth dependent device that can connect to either the Gear S or a Galaxy Smartpone just like other headsets to answer and takes calls. This one takes answering calls a notch higher. Outside of having an on an off button for calls, the Gear Circle goes ahead to have a vibrate function to signal the user of incoming calls and other notifications. Cool, huh?
So basically you can depend on the headset to notify you instead of the phone which may be in a bag or at a table some meters away. Now it goes further to have a magnetic lock which clasps around the neck when not in use, basically like a necklace.
Gear Circle Technical Specifications:
- 12Φ Dynamic speaker
- Single MEMS Microphone
- Samsung HD codec
- Smart Magnetich Clasp control, Voice Notification, Sound Alive
- Wireless connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 (upto 8 Bluetooth connections, 2 at a time
- MicroUSB charging
- 180mAh Li-ion battery with 300 hours standby, 11hr talktime, 9hrs playtime
- Colours: White and Black
Gear Circle start selling globally via the usual channels starting October. No price has been indicated yet.