You might have seen this in movies. Special agents and other have that smartgadget on their hand they seem to do just everything without much effort. What if I say you that now we are also moving in a way when soon almost everyone of us will be having a kind of smart gadget on our hand as well.
Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch
Yes you guessed it right. I am talking about smartwatch. Ever since Sony released its first smartwatch, find it seems there is now a competition in the smartphone manufacturers to develop the best smartwatch as well. We soon expect almost every smartphone manufacture brands to have their own smartwatch ranges.
We are here to talk about Samsung Galaxy Gear which was launched by Samsung recently in the Samsung Unpack Event held few days back. Let’s see a detailed specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Gear.
Update: Samsung Galaxy Gear price in India will be Rs. 22,990. It will be available in the stores from September 25.
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What are the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Gear?
Samsung Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch which works as a Smartphone accessory. It works as a notifier that is it can pic up notification from your Smartphone and shows directly on your smartwatch so the next time you do not need to worry about taking your smartphone out to know who sent you a message or email whose call you missed etc.
It also helps you control your smartphone music system and you can play, pause forward and also control the volume. It has got many different ways in which shows the time. So probably you will have your ownunique way to show time on your SmartWatch.
Not to forget Samsung Galaxy Gear comes with 1.9MP camera which can record 720p videos and snaps pictures . It has also got a speaker and two microphones. For storing them it comes with 4GB internal memory which is large enough to store your things. However you cannot expect it to be long lasting.
Galaxy Gear comes with 800MHz single core processor along with 1.63inch SuperAMOLED screen. The screen has got the resolution of 320×320 pixels. Samsung Galaxy Gear package comes with 1 of the 6 different shades of wrist band(adjustable), a metal face and a buckle.. If you do not want the packaged wrist band you can use any other wrist band with the accessory provided.
Samsung Galaxy Gear does not come with a plug in charger.. Instead it has a USB charger.. Now most of the chargers have the USB support so you can use any of them or simply plug in to any USB port of your computer and charge it.
Till now Samsung officials said that there are over 70 apps which can be installed in Galaxy Gear. These apps can be installed via Samsung Galaxy Gear Manager App on your smartphone.
Downsides of Samsung Galaxy Gear.
However this watch has its downside as well. And even in comparison with the smartwatch released by Sony, these seems to be a deal breaker. First of all we would like to make it clear that this is not a standalone device. Also at the moment, Galaxy Gear is compatible with only newly launched and upcoming smartphones Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 2014 edition. It is also being said that very soon a new software update release for Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 will make this compatible with that as well.
So in no way we can expect this device to be a universal watch regardless of the brand of smartphone we are owning. Also for the same manufacturer the list of compatible smartphones is very small.
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Samsung Galaxy Gear: Price & Release
Samsung officials confirmed that this smartwatch would be for sale from 25th of this month. Talking about Samsung Galaxy Gear Price, it has been marked at a tag of £299.
However if you are a Samsung Fan and would not be going for a Sony Smartwatch I would recommend waiting a bit before purchasing this smartwatch. Though this watch is definitely unique with the features it has to offer.