The launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been the most anticipated event in the past few months as far as phones are concerned. But Samsung had more in its kitty than customers could aspire. Samsung Launched the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Berlin IFA show official opening.
Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a smart watch that acts as a companion to the most recent Galaxy smartphones. It isn’t the first of its kind, but it has definitely got the required the attention that earlier smartwatches missed. The device distinguishes itself from rival watches Smartwatch 2 from Sony and the Kickstarter-funded Pebble Watch.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is not an standalone product. It is compatible with Galaxy smartphones which include the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 devices, the latter needing a software update that will be also released next month. The Samsung Galaxy Gear watch will display notifications from these compatible phones. You can answer phonecalls from your watch and make calls too.
The Gear has a 1.63” Super AMOLED display with a thrifty 320 x 320 resolution, a single-core 800MHz Exynos processor, a metal face and buckle, and a selection of six different shades of adjustable wrist band.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear watch should be on the market at about the same time as the Note 3 confirmed a Samsung Canada spokesperson.
The watch has a stealthy camera on its top, as well as a speaker and microphone on the clasp. That means you can simply pair it (via Bluetooth) to a phone and hold your wrist to your ear to have a “regular”, hands-free phone conversation.
The device comes with a few already installed features like pedometer, media controller, etc. There are over 70 compatible apps available for the Galaxy Gear to choose from which can be installed via the Galaxy Gear Manager app on your phone. With the release of the phone quite a few Apps have already been announced for the smartphone.
The Galaxy Gear’s battery life uses the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard to communicate at 315mAh. Samsung promises “about a day” of endurance from the Gear.
The competition among the smartwatches will depend on the additional functionality that the watches will offer. Going by the way Galaxy Gear has got the fantasy of a few users it is clear that the Galaxy Gear is going to set the bar for the functionality and usability of smartwatches.