Samsung's new smart watch to compete with Apple

So far Samsung has only revealed glimpses but rumours suggest that Samsung will be launching a round faced smartwatch

Web Desk August 26, 2015

Samsung showcased its new smart watch on Instagram, which it predicts will directly compete with the Apple watch.

The studio head of Samsung Design America, Dennis Miloseski, shared the image on his personal account saying "Giving the new Samsung Gear S2 a test drive."

Although, Samsung has so far only revealed a few glimpses of the watch, rumours suggest that Samsung will be launching a new round faced smartwatch code-named Orbis.

The watch boasts a GPS, which would enable the device to track the user’s location and load maps without the need for a phone. The GPS gives the Samsung watch an edge over the Apple watch.

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The device will have a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of storage, 768MB of RAM and a 250mAH battery according to SamMobile.

The watch which was expected to be called Gera A initially will be packed with sensors, including a Wi-Fi chip, heart rate sensor, and a barometer other than the GPS.

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Paul Lamkin, editor-in-chief of Wareable said, "It's hardly surprising Samsung has announced plans for a circular smart watch, the Orbis device has been spinning on the web rumour mill for a while now but the timing, on Apple Watch launch day, is a little puzzling."

The first Galaxy Gear was launched in 2013 and received varied reviews. Although the cost of the watch has not yet been revealed it is expected to launch at the IFA trade show in Berlin in September.

This article originally appeared on Daily Mail

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