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HERE for Gear on the Samsung Gear S smartwatch came out last November. But how does it work?

Some things are simply better shown on video than described in words. So here we go.

As you can see, the Samsung Gear S can work independently of your phone, with its own downloadable maps, navigation and live transit times. So there’s no need to pull your phone out every time you need to check for the next turn.

It’s designed to make the information glanceable, so you know where you’re going with only a simple, natural glance at your wrist. Wearable apps are intentionally made to be very much less demanding of your attention than a smartphone.

Alternatively, using the smartwatch in conjunction with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you can plan a route on the phone, with the large screen making it easy to see the bigger picture, then simply send the route to your Gear S, where it can look after the turn-by-turn instructions.

Have you used a smartwatch? How do you find it useful?

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