Samsung has made a smartwatch and it’s called the Galaxy Gear. The wearable has been around for a while and it’s type are starting to pick up momentum. Sony have release a few now and a number of Independent companies are hoping to make a name for themselves.
Echoing the original Galaxy Tab back when tablets were strangers Samsung a shaping the industry with a high priced concept that has Make or Break written all over it.
In the video below you can see me unboxing the Galaxy Gear and then putting it through its paces a little.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear features:
- 800MHz Exynos CPU
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display at 320×320 resolution
- 1.9MP camera with BSI sensor
- 720p video recording and playback
- Featured apps from Atooma, Banjo, Evernote, Glympse, eBay, Line, MyFitnessPal, Path, Pocket, RunKeeper, TripIt and Vivino
- Samsung Apps and ChatON messaging service
- 2 microphones, 1 speaker
- Bluetooth 4.0 and LE
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- 4GB on-board storage
- 512MB RAM
- 315mAh battery
- Additional features – Smart Relay, S Voice, Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer
- Safety assistance
The Galaxy Gear is an interesting device and very much worth looking at. Having used a Sony Smartwatch for the past few months I feel the potential is unrealised in its infancy and a lot of growing to do. The Galaxy Gear is not designed to replace your phone but to enhance it.