Samsung Galaxy Gear


Samsung may be attempting to take steal some of Apples September Thunder with a confirmed unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch on September 4th. The rumours continue to fly on features and specs.

Feature wise we are looking at peripheral smart watch device as with Google Glass it will require a Galaxy Mobile Phone for data and call functionality. Reports have detailed the device will use Samsung’s App Store only with no Google Play support. Anything from emails, messages, open apps like Facebook and Twitter (installed at launch) and more will all sync using Samsung’s proprietary protocols. Read half an email on the watch, it will sync and start where you left off on a smartphone or Galaxy Tablet.

Galaxy Gear

Specs wise we may be looking at the device with a 2MP camera, speakers in the clasp and NFC to enable Samsung Beam for authentication methods. It will be powered by Samsung Exynos dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 320 x 320 resolution display. Early reports claim anything from a 1.1 to 1.6 inch wrist display.In addition we can expect the usual array of sensors for a smartwatch. Things to track calories, heart rate, and everything else like a Nike Fuel band and others on the market. It will be a jack of all trades, yet be stylish and simplistic sitting on your wrist. Flicking the watch in a manor that you could be looking at it will turn on the display and act as a battery-saving feature.

Perhaps it’ll even come in Gold? We’ll have more September 4th!



Malcolm Wharton

Malcolm has been an engineer and tech writer for several years. He enjoys a variety of mobile devices from iPad to his Samsung Galaxy S3, he admits not straying as far as WP8. While not pawing over apps he can be found hacking the Rasberry PI and Lego Mindstorms to his own mobile masterplan.

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