Samsung Gear Sport lets you control smart devices with a turn of the bezel

Himanshu, 19 October 2017

Samsung's new Gear Sport smartwatch debuted in August this year and it went on pre-order recently. The device is powered by version 3.0 of the Tizen-based wearable platform, making it the first wearable of its kind.

It appears though that there's one feature that went under the radar and only recently came to light.

The functionality in question is the ability to control smart devices by using the rotating bezel of the smartwatch.

The functionality has its roots in Gear Sport's compatibility with Samsung Connect, which is the company’s home automation platform for controlling devices and appliances, including lights, door locks, and TVs.

The company's Gear S3 smartwatch is also expected to get the Tizen 3.0 update, which should bring this 'control through bezel' functionality as well. Sadly, there's currently no info on exactly when the update will arrive. The Gear Sport is set to go on sale on October 27.

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  • Nick R

Samsung Gear Sport price in US $299. Price in UK £317. To be fair, the UK price includes VAT whereas the US price is before whatever state tax applies depending on where you are in the US. Knocking the VAT off brings the UK price to &poun...

  • AnonD-123825

Biggest disadvantage of the Gear S3 series smartwatches - lack of standalone functions, with the sport trackers you can't choose your created or uploaded own maps, where you could follow the roads.

  • Lilian

More interested in Gear S2. Gear S3 is so huge, it is unbuyable(Probably not a word and not totally true) :)

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