Samsung announce the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch

Samsung announce the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch

I remember my first ever watch, I was about six, it was an analog Sekonda, it couldn’t even tell me the date, but I was happy. Having important information on hand was impressive, I’ve worn a watch ever since. I guess I feel a little lost without a watch.

In this day and age though something new is forcing it’s way onto the scene. SmartWatches. Be it Sony, Pebble, Motorola, Apple, Google, Mykronoz or now even Samsung they all seem to be involved in making people want a SmartWatch.

Over in Berlin at the Samsung Unpacked event the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch has just been launched.

The Galaxy Gear seems to be a next generation of SmartWatch with specs rivalling cheaper phones. Here are the specs

  • 800 MHz processor
  • 1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)
  • 36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g
  • 1.9MP Camera
  • Evernote app

Samsung announce the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch Samsung announce the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch Samsung announce the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch

Here is the full press release if you like that sort of thing.

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  • Xander Coley

    I was waiting to see what this looked like… one word… Ugh! (Yeah ok that’s a sound). Genuinely disappointed and I’m a Samsung fan (writing this on my much loved S4). Easy choice now though as I’ll be buying the Omate TrueSmart.

  • Kurt House

    $299! for this, go home Samsung, you’re drunk! There’s far better options out there already, the Kreyos and as Xander Coley says the Omate True smart and I’ve seen others. They all have more functionality, better battery and are compatible with a lot more phones, some are even multi platform. How many would Samsung sell, even at a realistic price when the watch is only compatible with the Note 3 and a couple of tablets? its actually ridiculous. What were they thinking!?

  • bob

    bonkers decision only to allow connection to samsung galaxy devices..

    • I can see that being rectified when hackers get on the case….I would get one of these for my HTC One, but I’ll be damned if I’m using a Samsung with TouchWiz on just for this :)

  • Paul

    I think Samsung rushed this out to try and be one of the first. It’s Sony all over again.
    Personally I’ll wait to see what other manufacturers (Sony, Apple, perhaps HTC?) bring out, and even then perhaps wait for a 2nd or 3rd gen. Samsungs concept videos have shown they’re ideas on flexi glass and this watch should’ve been the first to use it. Instead, this doesn’t really offer anything new, different or innovative.

    The price for this is far too high considering the lack of compatibility, it’s ugly and the battery life sucks.

    Samsung have no innovation at all. Anything they release is either enhancement, or their take on something already out there. Their ideas on something new is what they think people want or need, but in reality no-one does or it’s a novelty that soon gets tried.. Most of the S4 features fits under that category.

  • blim ey

    smartwatch is useless. it will not function without the smartphone. this is just an expensive accessory.

    what is the point?????!!!!!!!