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Samsung Gear S will release this fall, no smartphone needed

AT&T confirmed that it will release the Samsung Gear S “the fall of 2014,” though that may be a little vague there was no guarantee before this that the device would release in North America this year. The Gear S is a connected next-generation wearable from Samsung that supports voice, messaging and data connectivity, so you can receive calls and texts even when you don’t have your smartphone. Further details on pricing and availability “will be announced at a later date,” according to the company.

Gear S features a curved display, and if your Samsung smartphone is turned on and connected to the AT&T network, incoming calls and messages will go to your Gear S, so you don’t miss out. The S Health feature counts steps, maps out running trails, and tracks a variety of fitness data so that you can stay up-to-date on your workout results.

For more information about Gear S, visit att.com/GearS.