Samsung unveils standalone Gear S 3G smartwatch: Awesome, until the battery runs out after an hour

Samsung Gear S smartwatch, white and black, front and back
Whether you like it or not, it seems this fall will be all about the smartwatch. This morning, following LG’s tease of the round-faced G Watch R, Samsung has unveiled the Gear S — the first major smartwatch with its own 3G connection, allowing it to send/receive calls and generally act as an internet-connected smart device without being paired to a nearby smartphone. Is the world ready for a standalone smartwatch? Do we even have the battery technology to allow a 3G smartwatch to run for more than a few hours?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/188828-samsung-unveils-standalone-gear-s-3g-smartwatch-awesome-until-the-battery-runs-out-after-an-hour

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