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Shopping simplified with #SamsungPay and #GearS3

While many of us still reach for our wallets for on-the-go purchases, Samsung Pay makes the exchange much more convenient using smartphones. And experts now believe wearables will match smartphones as a strong payment method within the next few years.

Samsung has been at the forefront of this trend and has now made making mobile payments by wearable devices even more convenient through its inclusion, in select countries, of Samsung Pay on the Gear S3*. Gear S3 now supports Samsung Pay payments through MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) in addition to NFC (Near Field Communication).

Tapping Into Solutions
 
To incorporate MST technology on a wearable device for the first time, developers had to find a way to embed both MST and NFC antennas in the Gear S3’s small body, which proved to be a challenge on early prototypes. Furthermore, developers also had to ensure that the smartwatch’s battery was powerful enough to drive the service. 

In regards to usability, the hardware team wanted to ensure that Samsung Pay could be used intuitively on the Gear S3. But the sheer number of existing POS styles, combined with fact that each user has a different way of positioning the smartwatch on the terminal, made arranging the internal hardware components a big challenge.
 
The team was eventually able to create a design that enabled the Gear S3 to connect to the terminal regardless of the angle in which the user positions the smartwatch.
 
Simple and Easy to Use

To start using the service, users must first download Samsung Pay, which is accessible via the Gear Manager app, onto their Gear S3 and set up the companion app on their smartphone. Once the cards are registered, users can simply press the side button, enter their PIN, select the card they wish to use and tap the device on any point-of-sale (POS) terminal.
 
“Samsung Pay is known for being easy to use on a smartphone because of its swipe feature,” notes Jungyouel Bang, senior engineer at Samsung Electronics. “We wanted to replicate that simplicity on the Gear S3, so we added a button specifically for the pay service.”
 
Safe and Secure

One of the biggest concerns consumers have when it comes to making mobile payments is security. Just like Samsung Pay on mobile devices, Samsung Pay on Gear S3 uses the same trusted Samsung Knox security to protect personal payment information.
 
Samsung Pay is locked when sensors embedded in the Gear S3 detect that the device has been removed from the wrist. As a result, users must reenter their PIN each time the smartwatch is removed. This ensures that a user’s card information is protected in case the device is lost. Furthermore, Samsung Pay information can easily be deleted via the Find My Mobile website.
 
Additionally, Samsung Pay works on the Gear S3 in the same way it works on a smartphone—each service transaction uses an encrypted digital token to replace a user’s payment information. For added security, a transaction can only be made by long pressing the dedicated button on the side of the Gear S3. Because a transaction cannot be simulated by software alone, digital pickpockets cannot hack one’s information by way of RFID skimming.
 
Going Forward
 
“Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 is ideal for those small, on-the-go payments, when it’s inconvenient to carry a phone or wallet, as a smartwatch is something you can wear every day,” says Youngjin Choi, senior engineer at Samsung Electronics. “We feel that this is what sets our service apart, and we’re optimistic about its growing adoption and acceptance in the years ahead.”

*Samsung Pay services for Gear S3 may vary by country or region.
 
Original Source:
https://news.samsung.com/global/interview-how-samsung-pay-on-gear-s3-came-to-be

For additional information on Gear S3 compatibility:
http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-s3/device-compatibility


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A look at what’s inside #GearS3

Inside the elegant 46mm x 49mm x 12.9mm body of the Samsung Gear S3 is a delicate balance of analog craftsmanship and cutting edge technology. To incorporate standalone connectivity and numerous features into a compact device is no easy feat. Here’s a closer look at some of the major components that make up the Gear S3.

Bezel and Front Case

Navigation of the Gear S3’s circular UX is facilitated by a two-way rotating bezel. This component consists of a bezel guide—located between the bezel and the front case—as well as ceramic balls and springs that enable its 24-detent bezel interface. The stainless steel case is not only rugged and reliable but also functions as a radio frequency (RF) antenna for standalone 3G/LTE connectivity.

Display

Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+, a first on the Gear S3, is specifically designed for wearable devices and provides greater scratch resistance and durability on the 360 x 360 pixel Super AMOLED display. An ambient light sensor helps to adjust the brightness of displayed information, and works to automatically disable the Always On Display when users can’t see the screen, such as when the watch is in a pocket or a bag.

Bracket and Mainboard

Inside the Gear S3, the bracket protects the components from shocks and impacts and contains a built-in speaker as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi receivers to allow for multiple connectivity options. This, along with the microphone on the mainboard, allows users to make calls, activate voice messaging and listen to their favorite music without earphones.


The Gear S3’s mainboard houses a number of sensors that enable the device’s fitness features, including GPS, an accelerometer, a barometer and a heart rate monitor. The mainboard also contains the optional SIM card (for 3G/LTE connectivity)* , 4GB of internal memory and Near Field Communication (NFC), which allows for the use of Samsung Pay**.


For more information about the Gear S3, visit: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-s3/

Original source: https://news.samsung.com/global/in-depth-look-the-parts-and-pieces-that-make-the-gear-s3-tick

*Standalone 3G/LTE connectivity will be available exclusively on the Gear S3 LTE models.
**Samsung Pay services may vary by country or region.

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#Gear360: Camera technology that captures everything around you

Samsung’s Gear 360 provides an entirely new way to share life’s every moment, but successfully capturing your entire surroundings was no small technical feat. Six camera engineers who worked on the Gear 360 project sat down with us to explain the challenges and lessons they learned during the development of this cutting edge camera.

Q. Tell us a bit about the Gear 360 and how it came to be developed.

Yongwook Kim: In the same way that consumers once prompted camera manufacturers to support video recording on digital cameras, they now want to see photos and watch video content in the same way they would with their own eyes. Gear VR provides such an experience, allowing viewers to feel as if they are actually in the moment.

Yet people also want to capture these moments, along with every little object and action that appears in them, as accurately as possible. Understanding this, we developed the Gear 360.

Q. How did the development process of the Gear 360 differ from that of traditional cameras?

Dongwoo Kim: Traditional cameras allow you to capture an image within a limited angle of view through the lens, so you have to actually point the camera directly at the subject you’re shooting to capture it. In typical lenses, there is a central area and a peripheral area. Because we naturally focus on the center of a photograph, camera lenses, in general, produce the best picture quality at the center and relatively lower quality on the sides.

But 360-degree cameras are different. They shoot in all directions and don’t distinguish between the central and peripheral areas. If there was a drastic difference in picture quality between central and peripheral areas, it wouldn’t feel very lifelike. Therefore, we had to minimize this difference on the Gear 360, and placed a great emphasis on designing and manufacturing the lens to ensure consistency in picture quality.

Q. How did you accomplish this?

Dongwoo Kim: Since it was our first time developing a 360-degree camera, we had to go through numerous procedures including analyzing consumer demands, determining design specifications and developing a methodology for evaluation and standardization.

Soojung Kim: To adjust the sensor and lens for the Gear 360, we needed equipment to carry out the “active align” process. However, in the initial stages of the Gear 360’s development, facilities that manufactured this equipment were also in their infancy, producing only 10 to 20 units per hour.

Because of this, it took an enormous amount of time to manufacture a pilot device for testing. We really couldn’t afford to wait, so we had to roll up our sleeves and personally help out with the manually-operated equipment. I remember how excited we were when we finally saw the module completion process working properly.

Q. Why do you use fish-eye lenses?

Dongok Choi: Videos and images taken with a fish-eye lens are displayed in a sphere-like form. So if you look at them in 2D, such as on a smartphone, they look flattened and distorted. Considering a 360-degree camera needs to shoot and record everything around you, a fish-eye lens is favorable because it captures things more accurately.

To put this into perspective, imagine a globe in a classroom. Thanks to its spherical shape, it represents scale and size more accurately than a flat world map.

For more information on the Gear 360, visit: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360

Original source: https://news.samsung.com/global/interview-how-the-gear-360s-camera-technology-captures-everything-around-you

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#ProMode on the #GalaxyS7edge puts DSLR-quality photography right in your pocket.
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The Always On Display on the #GalaxyS7edge keeps everything you need on screen without sacrificing battery life.
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Fitness challenge accepted. The updated S Health app has a new interface and improved social connectivity.
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