Samsung will use rotating bezel for navigation in round smartwatch

Samsung logoSamsung has revealed more details about its upcoming round-faced smartwatch, as part of its Gear software development kit. The SDK includes screenshots showing what to expect when using the smartwatch, as well as functionality being included in the device, and the fact that Samsung will be implementing a system similar to the Apple Watch's digital crown, by using a rotating bezel.

The bezel can be used to navigate between screens, as well as to scroll through lists, control zoom when looking at images, alter the volume, and other aspects reports SamMobile. Navigating the codenamed "Project Orbis" device can also be performed using the round touchscreen, with notifications from a connected smartphone appearing on the Tizen-based user interface.

Samsung will use rotating bezel for navigation in round smartwatch

Samsung Gear A

According to specifications in the SDK, the next Gear's round screen will have a resolution of 360x360 and a pixel density of 305ppi, slightly higher than those of the Gear, Gear 2, and Gear S. The specifications list reveals it will have gyro, acceleration, heartbeat, pressure, magnetic, and GPS sensors, and possibly a cellular data connection as well, allowing it to work independently of a smartphone. The cameras from earlier versions has also disappeared, and it will not apparently include an ambient light sensor.

Samsung Gear A. Pic. 2

Samsung has teased the watch previously, but has not hinted at when it will reveal the device. It is likely that Samsung will wait for a major event, such as IFA 2015, to showcase the smartwatch alongside a new flagship smartphone.

Source: Electronista

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