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The Gear A’s rotating ring bezel will enable very limited gaming on the smartwatch

At the Tizen Developer Summit 2015 in Bengaluru, India, Samsung talked a lot about its upcoming round smartwatch. It didn’t actually reveal the watch itself, but it did repeat numerous times that the Orbis/Gear A will feature a rotating bezel ring that will allow users to use the watch without covering up the entire screen. Well, an interesting thing Samsung revealed about the bezel ring is that it will also enable users to do a limited amount of gaming.

Samsung used a vertical scrolling game as an example, with the player character moving left and right on the screen through the rotation of the bezel ring. The ring will have 24 steps for precise control, and we can totally see such games (vertical scrollers) being playable on the small screen. Titles like Radiant and XGalaxy on the Play Store are games that see users simply controlling an auto-firing ship or jet, and these are the kind of games that developers could adapt for the smartwatch’s display.

Of course, gaming on a smartwatch is far from the ideal thing to do, but again, it’s a good example of how the bezel ring will open new avenues of navigation on a watch that Samsung is taking a lot of time to perfect. Would you play games on your smartwatch, or do you think the smartphone is still the best for whiling away time on gaming?

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Wilksie
Wilksie

I still use my original Gear but Google Now is tempting me into a Moto 360 mk2. It depends on what the new watch can do from Samsung. If it can’t do replies to things like WhatsApp etc like GNow can I’ll probably go the way of Google. Sad as I prefer the hardware of Sammy as SVoice just doesn’t cut it. “Open on device” isn’t a response I want to see as I may as well have just opened it on the device in the first place. As Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp are all on Tizen now I’d be surprised if Sammy… Read more »

miguelinho
miguelinho

Can’t wait, this will be the replacement for my original gear which I still enjoy using

deardevil
deardevil

how in his perfect sense is going to buy a smartwatch to play games??thats simply ridiculous…

j2001m
j2001m

As they got a ver that works on its own with late, then yes, ŷou may like to play a game why on the bus and so on

kronicle
kronicle

With Gear A Watch I can see a racing game benefiting from such precision control of a car. With a much more fluid 24 step steering wheel type control? How unique is that? Wow!!! The Ring Face Control will no doubt deliver a far better experience than Apple’s STOLEN from IBM’s 2001 WatchPad…. that’s for sure! lol…. Plus… I mean get real, obviously they will be using their new high density longer lasting Samsung SDI Designed battery technology, with Tizen being the No Brainer in Energy Efficiency!!! …….and the user interface totally rocks too!!! Greater Ram is always a winner… Read more »