Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Overview
The new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is Samsung’s new foray into the Smartwatch category.
The Galaxy Gear will deliver notifications and alerts, sync calendars and call logs, and support apps designed especially for the Smartwatch.
The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320 x 320 resolution; a sturdy and slim metal watch face along with a silicone strap ensures a professional and comfortable feel. The Gear comes equipped with a gyroscope and accelerometer allowing you it to respond to gestures and movements as well as touch of course.
The Galaxy Gear is operated by a single-core 800MHz Exynos processor and features a 315mAh battery for optimum power.
Samsung have included a 1.9-megapixel camera with an autofocus lens within the watch strap; making for an extremely intuitive camera experience, simply raise your forearm and snap away - you will then be able to beam the images straight to your Galaxy Smartphone. The camera also gives you the option to record 10-second video clips in 720p, 640 x 640 or VGA resolution with sound.
The buckle has a speaker built into it alongside the official Samsung logo and a pair of mics for recording and playing back video content. You can also make calls via the built-in dialler, which works in sync with the native phone app on your connected Galaxy Smartphone.
A huge aspect of the Galaxy Gear is its applications; it comes pre loaded with 70 apps including Pocket, Path, Evernote and RunKeeper. The Gear features 4GB of internal storage - so you will have the option to add your own apps through the app manager on your Galaxy device.
Samsung’s S Voice is also accessible via a button which can be found on the right hand side of the Gear, press it twice and S Voice will be activated; press it once and you’ll be taken back to your home screen.
The Galaxy Gear is certainly versatile in the sense that it not only looks great but also makes for the perfect fitness companion. Featuring an on-board Pedometer you’ll be able to keep track of your fitness gains as well as more advanced stats through third party applications.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Features
- Intuitive design
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display
- 800MHz Exynos processor
- 315mAh battery
- 1.9-megapixel camera with an autofocus
- 4GB internal storage
- Record in 720p (10 secs)
- Built in speaker & mic
- pre loaded with 70 apps
- Samsung S Voice
- Responds to gestures
- Bluetooth connection
Please note: The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch will only be compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, compatibility for other Galaxy smartphones will come via a software update.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Box Conetents
- Samsung Galaxy Gear
- Charging Dock
- 3 PIN MicroUSB mains charger