Samsung Gear S slated for US launch on Nov. 7

gearSamsung’s Gear S smartwatch, which lets you to make calls, receive notifications and check emails when not tethered to a smartphone, is heading to US store shelves next week.

Samsung on Thursday said the Gear S will be available in the US starting on November 7.

The smartwatch will be available in both black and white, and all four major carriers — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile — will carry it in store. The Gear S will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops found in Best Buy stores.

Unveiled in August, Samsung’s Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED screen and runs the Tizen mobile operating system, Samsung’s alternative to Google’s Android mobile OS. The smartwatch also has a 1GHz dual-core processor and features Samsung’s S Health fitness app, as well as Nike+ Running.  More