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Gear S going on sale in the UK tomorrow exclusively through Samsung site, stores and O2

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Samsung has revealed that its Gear S smartwatch will be going on sale in the UK starting this Friday i.e. November 7 exclusively through Samsung Experience stores, its online storefront and O2. Other major retailers will start offering the wearable later on.

The 3G-enabled smartwatch packs its own SIM-card allows users to pair it with a Galaxy smartphone and receive and text messages even when the two devices are nowhere near each other.

The Gear S with a RRP of £329 packs a 2.0-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.0 GHz processor, runs Tizen, allows for 2G/3G/Bluetooth calls, features health and fitness apps like S Health & Nike+ Running, and packs Bluetooth and USB 2.0 as connectivity options.

The smartwatch has a range of sensors including Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, and Barometer. The Gear S features a 300mAh battery with a typical usage life of 2 days on single charge.

“Combining a sleek, stylish design and Super AMOLED screen with 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S is the ultimate smart wearable device,” said Ines van Gennip, Marketing Director, IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland in a press release.

The smartwatch has been on pre-order since over a month now and the primary reason behind the delays in actual launch have been attributed to shortage in stock of the curved-screen wearable.