Following the success of Total’s Technology Lounge at the Gloucestershire Business Show, Total’s purchaser Jack Steele (pictured to the left with the Samsung team) reviews the Samsung Gear S loaned to us by the tech giants themselves.
“We were in full preparation mode for the Gloucestershire Business Show, when Samsung sent us three brand new Samsung Gear S watches to trial and demonstrate in our Lounge! I was lucky enough to be one of the three testers.
“First of all, I have to say, what an amazing piece of technology this is! With its sleek design and curved screen it sits perfectly on any wrist: the level of investment in the design is very apparent.
“The watch was a great help in simplifying my day-to-day working life as it meant that I didn’t have to carry my mobile with me around the office and I wouldn’t miss a phone call. Not only is the watch good for making calls but its great if you’re on the move and receive and email that you just need to have a quick scan through. There is also sat-nav on the watch which is very helpful if you are going to a meeting which requires a little walk round a town you’re not too familiar with – saving your smartphone battery life as you don’t need Maps to do so. You can also change the watch face to your favourite design, whether that be analogue or otherwise.
“Of course, the Gear S needs to tether to something to enable functionality. I used my Samsung Note 4 to connect with it, however can also be connected to an iPhone which breaks the Android vs iOS barrier. I would definitely and highly recommend the Samsung Gear S – if you are using a Samsung mobile to connect it to. If you are using an iOS device to connect be aware that there will be some functions unavailable on the watch.
“A smart watch that can look better than an ordinary watch and have some amazing features on top of that, what’s not to want?”