Gear S4 may come with a blood pressure monitor, Samsung patent reveals

Apple has made a big fuss out of the health-tracking options that its Watch wearable reveals, and with a good reason. The healthcare sector is a $3 trillion industry, so even a tiny fraction of it holds huge revenue potential. The Watch is even engaged in one of the largest heart studies, thanks to its position as the world’s most popular wearable, and Apple has big plans to outfit it with more functions in the future.

What’s been eluding most smartwatch and fitness tracker makers, however, is the ability to measure, store and monitor a vital that is arguably even more important …


All Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 models now come with free Gear IconX wireless earphones

Samsung will soon announce a Galaxy S9 and a Galaxy S9+, but that doesn’t mean the company wants customers to stop purchasing its current smartphones. That being said, following a wave of Galaxy-related deals that have been available lately, Samsung now has another offer to buyers of its high-end phones: the company is giving away Gear Icon X (2018) fitness earphones (normally priced at $199.99) for free.
To get yourself a free pair of Gear IconX earbuds, you can buy any of the following Samsung phones (either unlocked, or on a carrier*): …

Et tu, Moto? Motorola patents bezel-less flexible OLED display gear

Motorola and Sony seem to be the last holdouts of the all-screen phone trend, as they keep churning out phones with juicy top and bottom bezels, but that may very soon change, judging from a recent Motorola patent.

Posted on February 8 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the patent in question shows a variety of nearly bezel-free and even foldable form factors, which can only be achieved by using flexible OLED screens with plastic substrates, like on Samsung’s Galaxy S or Note line of phones. 

There are also quite a few variations covered in the …

Samsung Gear Sport now comes with a free Swarovski strap ($89 value)

For Valentine’s Day 2018, Samsung Mobile USA says it’s
taking $50 off its smartwatches and fitness bands – including latest models
like the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2. However, all of Samsung’s wearables have
been available for $50 off since last year, so there are actually no new deals here.
What is new is the fact that, for a limited time, Samsung is offering a free Swarovski
strap with its Gear Sport smartwatch.   

 

The free Swarovski strap is a rose gold model (with a double
loop design and over 200 individual crystals) normally costing $89.99. Of
course, not everyone is into …

Deal: Save up to $100 (30% off) on the Samsung Gear S3 frontier

Samsung is running a promotion on some of its smartwatches, so if you’ve been eyeing any of the company’s Gear wearables, now would be a good time to check these deals out. Besides the Gear Sport smartwatch that comes with a free Swarovski strap (value $89), you can now grab the Gear S3 frontier for 20% off.

Launched in the US about one year ago, the Gear S3 frontier is now selling at most major retailers in the country for $350. However, for a limited time, Samsung offers the smartwatch for just $300 outright or $50/month with Samsung Financing (no interest if paid in full within 6 months).

Moreover, …

T-Mobile's Samsung Gear S3 is now getting the Tizen OS 3.0 update

Samsung began the roll-out of Tizen OS 3.0 update for the Gear S3 about two months ago, but then it halted it due to an issue with battery life. A few weeks later, the push out was resumed and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches all over the world started to receive the Value Pack once again.

However, T-Mobile customers had to wait a bit more for the update to arrive on their smartwatches, something that usually happens with carrier-bound devices.

Well, apparently, the wait is finally over as T-Mobile is now pushing Tizen OS 3.0 to the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic. …

Deal: Samsung Gear VR (2017) headset and controller are down to $54, the lowest price to date!

GRAB IT HERE

If you’re an owner of a Samsung phone who wants to enter the trendy VR niche, you might want to check out Daily Steals’ latest offer for the 2017 Samsung Gear VR and controller combo.

The e-commerce site has the bundle on sale for just $54.99. Amazon has also discounted the set, but prices for …

Deal: Samsung Gear 360 is on sale for just 70$ ($280 off) on Amazon

Even if you’re not into 360-degree cameras, you might be interested in this deal that will get you Samsung’s Gear 360 for less than $70. We’re talking about the original Gear 360 camera, not the one that was launched by Samsung this year.

Still, considering the 360-degree camera initially sold for $350, you’ll be saving no less than $280 if you buy from Amazon while the deal is live. Best Buy has the Samsung Gear 360 on sale as well, but customers must pay $210 to get one, which makes Amazon’s deal even crazier.

Amazon is selling the US version of the camera, …

Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 halted in early December, Samsung now pushing out a revised version

Last month, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 – the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables – for its Gear S3 smartwatch. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but unfortunately, a lot of users reported that the battery life of their timepiece was noticeably shorter after upgrading. 

It looks like the tech giant has noticed the issue and is now taking action. Samsung Netherlands has stated that the initial rollout of Tizen 3.0 was halted in December due to the complaints received by users in North America. 
The …

Deal: Verizon shaves $200 off the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/S8+ when you buy the Gear S3

Apple fans are not the only one targeted by Verizon’s promotions these days. The carrier recently kicked off a special deal for customers who prefer Samsung and Motorola smartphones, which will allow them to save a few hundred on a flagship.

For a limited time, consumers who purchase a Samsung Gear S3 from Verizon will get $200 off the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+ or Moto Z2 Force Edition. You’ll receive the discount in the form of an instant $200 promo credit if you buy the Gear S3 on a 2-year agreement or at full retail.

However, if you choose to get the …