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Leak: Here is the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2013 15:49 User comments (4)

Leak: Here is the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch VentureBeat got an in-depth look into the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which is set for unveiling on September 4th.
The site does note that the watch they got to look at was a prototype sent to select developers and partners so it may not reflect the final design although it will likely be very close.

After spending some time with the device and seeing an internal promotional video, the site reports that the smart watch is great as a fitness device and adequate as a smartphone companion. At 3-inches diagonally, the watch is huge, as most designer watches top out at 55mm (2.16 inches). The screen is square but bezels turn it rectangular, but with rounded corners.

The watch has Bluetooth to easily connect to the Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets, and it is likely also able to connect to all Android devices. Of course, the device also has built-in Wi-Fi. The device has a 4MP camera in the strap and tiny speakers in the clasp. You can use Samsung S Voice for voice commands, download Android apps, use swipe gestures, initiate calls from the watch to send to your Galaxy phone and integrate social media directly.

As a wearable fitness device, you can track health data such as your heart rate and calories intake, by taking pictures of food and tagging them. The watch also has a pre-loaded app that will suggest workouts based on your entries.

Check some pictures here:


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4 user comments

11.9.2013 19:00

That thing is so big it'll look ridiculous on anyone other than a professional wrestler!

22.9.2013 0:36

I don't understand why these companies think people want to have smart-watches. They're absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe Apple is making 65 million. That's a lot of expensive paperweights.

32.9.2013 7:48

Originally posted by SoTired:
I don't understand why these companies think people want to have smart-watches. They're absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe Apple is making 65 million. That's a lot of expensive paperweights.
Apple sheeple will buy anything with that logo on it.

43.9.2013 14:35

I see an Under Armor logo there. I'm curious what that is about. Personally I'd dig something like this for going to the gym and/or my active life. much more compact, easier and less restrictive than strapping a bulky ipod or android phone to your arm with those bulky half-assed arm bands that are hard to make work through the clear plastic windows or impossible to get to the side buttons. Make this water proof too and I'm sold.



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