More information has surfaced about Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, thanks to the release of the wearable’s Software Development Kit (SDK).
Besides the circular face – a first for the South Korean electronics giant, it’s been revealed that a rotating bezel will also be included. The Apple Watch has a rotating ‘digital crown’ that serves different functions such as app selection and scrolling, but the rotating bezel sounds pretty versatile.
Galaxy Gear to have circular face and rotating bezel
Some traditional analogue watches already use rotating bezels for timers or diving to keep track of air supply. With the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the possibilities seem to be between navigating the software, selection in-app values, zooming and scrolling, or even switching between apps.
The codename for the new watch is Orbis (or Samsung A), and this next version of hte Galaxy Gear looks more and more appealing, even though not much has been revealed beyond the snippets in the SDK.
In terms of specs, it will have a round watch face with a metal frame and crown. The 1.18-inch circular display will also have a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, and a pixel density of 305 pixels per inch, higher than previous Samsung smartwatches.
The device will also have lots of different sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyrosensor, heart rate monitor, pressure sensor and a magnetic sensor. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular radio.