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Upcoming Smartwatches: Apple iWatch, LG G Watch and Samsung Gear S

Apple iWatch

Apple is planning to launch a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen iWatch, as per CNN Money reports. The device is expected to go live on September 9. This watch will include sensors used for collecting health related information like sleep activity, blood glucose, blood oxygen levels and calorie consumption. The company is expected to produce up to 5 million iWatches per month.

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Samsung Gear S

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today unveiled the Samsung Gear S smartwatch, with a curved Super AMOLED display, allowing users to receive notification and messages, and even make and receive calls through 3G connectivity without any smartphone involved. It is expected to be available from October, but price is still undisclosed.

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It comes with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB RAM, 300mAh battery and is powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor. The device also includes GPS sensors, an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, UV detection, barometer and a heart rate monitor.

Other features include IP67 dust,  water resistance, Music Player, Gallery, Power saving mode as well as will provide Schedule, News, Navigation, Weather information.

Samsung is expected to launch Gear Glass in September 2014 and introduced Galaxy Gear Smartwatch in August 2013. Earlier, Samsung has unveiled a wristband, a wearable health tracking device that give health and fitness information.

LG G Watch

LG Electronics is releasing a new Android Wear device — the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week. Thesmartwatch is expected to be available in key markets early in the fourth quarter of 2014. Prices and details of availability will be announced at the time of launch.

it will come with a 1.3-inch circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, it’s powered by 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and a durable 410mAh battery.


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Other Key specifications include Android Wear operating system (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above), Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass), Barometer, PPG (Heart Rate Monitor) and IP67 resistance to dust and water.

“What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”

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