Samsung Gear S: a smartwatch that is really a smartphone - FT.com. I fell in love with the Samsung Galaxy Note line a couple of years ago. The huge screen was beautiful; but, I thought, at the time, it might be too big. Now, I think the 5.7 inch form factor is just perfect. Bigger really is better.This thing is a smartphone on your wrist. My son, Apple through and through, used to make fun of my big screen, and, like many Apple people, raved over the small iPhones, claiming they were just right. Yesterday, he was like a convert. Not to the Android ecosystem; but, to the huge new Apple iPhone 6 plus. The same size as my Note 3, he has been raving about the large screen. So, after making him admit that PaPa was right after all, I got him the 6 plus for his birthday (and, after looking at the price, it is a Xmas present as well). He hasn't put it down. While I was at the Verizon store, I discovered they had one Gear S (they are selling fast), and I took a look. After discovering that it was able to take calls, and had a speaker like my Neo, I bought one. The screen is huge; but, it curves around the wrist and quickly made its benefits known. It has its own phone number; but, while it is within bluetooth range of the Note 4, my regular calls are forwarded to it. The cool thing is that, if you get out of bluetooth range, it still gets the calls from the phone with automatic forwarding; but, you still get full functionality through its data connection. Check out this U.K. review for more details. This watch isn't for everyone; but, it is the future of wearable computing. I predict that, like smartphones, the 2 inch screen will become standard. Samsung innovates again. The only question is when the Apple iWatch will copy the size increase.