With companies scrambling to get market share in the smartwatch market, Samsung are set to release their 3rd smartwatch in a matter of weeks. Since it is just a few months since the last Samsung model, (luckily for smartwatch enthusiasts) they are not simply releasing a similar version with a few upgrades, this watch will look very different.

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The Gear 3 will feature a rectangular curved screen, likely to be similar to the iWatch. The watch will also not include a camera as their previous model did but may include the ability to add a SIM card to be able to work without being paired to a smartphone.

We are really looking forward to seeing this model hit the shelves as it will be a great indication of what type of design smartwatch users want to be wearing. Do users want a more traditional style watch or are they leaning towards the sleek smaller design similar to fitness bands?

As always we will keep you updated as this story develops.

 

UPDATE 28th August 2014: The Samsung Gear S has been officially announced! The Gear S will come with a 2.0 inch curved Super AMOLED display and will have a 3G unit to be able to connect directly to the internet, not only that but it will come with the standard Bluetooth connection for your phone and WIFI connectivity for when you are at home to save on 3G data. The watch can also make and receive calls directly from the watch using an inbuilt speaker and microphone.

It will come with a 300mAh Li-ion battery with an expected usage of 2 days before requiring a charge. Gear S also has a long list of sensors including; an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Light and UV sensors, Heart Rate monitor and Barometer.

We can not wait to see this watch!