Galaxy Gear is the first Smartwatch from Samsung, the world leader in consumer electronics. One would have expected it to sell like how the Note sold, even after reviews lambasted it for being too big and otherworldly, but that isn’t the same case for the Galaxy Gear. It has received price cuts after price cuts and we are now at a stage in which it sells at a price of Rs. 14,999 in retail, a huge 8,000 discount from the original launch price of Rs. 22,990. The price has fallen by almost 40%, which indicates the kind of demand that the product is getting in the market. Sure, the market is not really a “Smartwatch” market per se, but bundling it with the Note 3 was a clever strategy from Samsung, which unfortunately did not work in its favour.
Back in IFA 2013, when Samsung announced their first smartwatch – Galaxy Gear, it was compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which was also unveiled at the same event. At the event, Samsung confirmed that Galaxy Gear will be compatible with more Samsung Galaxy devices in the near future and more than a month later, Samsung has released the list of devices that will be compatible with the Galaxy Gear.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Gear, the company’s first Smartwatch in India as we reported last week. It was announced earlier this month at the IFA 2013 and is a great companion to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that was also launched in India today. It has a 1.63 inch (320 x 320 pixels) Super AMOLED display, powered by a 800 MHz processor and packs a 315 mAh battery. Once you connect it with the smartphone, it gives quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more. If you want to read the whole message, you can simply pick up smartphone, and the Smart Relay feature will reveal the full message on the screen. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Gear launched in India for Rs. 22990”
Here’s our Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch demo:
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You just witnessed the “Sixth Sense” guy Pranav Mistry reveal the latest Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch with much excitement, but Qualcomm had their own “Digital sixth sense” idea. The guys behind the Snapdragon processors have just announced their own implementation of a wearable computer – the Toq Smartwatch. Pronounced “Talk”, the smartwatch has been blessed with Qualcomm’s own technologies like the super low power reflective display tech – Mirasol, Qualcomm WiPower wireless charging and proprietary Qualcomm MEMS technology. Skip past the break for more details and watch this video now –
Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch finally went official at the IFA 2013 event in Berlin, Germany. The Galaxy Gear was one of the most expected devices at the Samsung Unpacked 2. Galaxy Gear smart watch comes with a 1.63inch 320×320 pixels AMOLED display.
In terms of design, the front of the Galaxy Gear is dominated by the display and it is surrounded by metal frame (unusual for Samsung). The strap on the smart watch is made of rubber and as predicted by the rumors, there is a camera that is built onto the strap. The Galaxy Gear isn’t anything on its own and it mainly serves as a companion for your smartphone. The Galaxy Gear is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Since only the latest version of Android (4.3 Jellybean) supports Low energy bluetooth profile, the number of compatible devices is expected to be limited at launch.
When connected to a smartphone, the Galaxy Gear will have the ability to receive calls, take voice memos and it will display all the notifications from your smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch Specifications
- 800MHz Single core processor
- 1.63inch 320×320 AMOLED display ( 277ppi)
- 1.9MP AutoFocus camera with BSI sensor
- 720p playback and recording
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4GB internal memory + 512MB RAM
- 315mAh battery
The Galaxy Gear smart watch will be available in six different colors at launch – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.
There is no word on pricing yet, but the Galaxy Gear will be launching along with Galaxy Note 3 on September 25th across 140 countries.
Samsung had already sent out press invite for the Unpacked 2013 Episode 2, where the company is expected to unveil the new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung trademarked the Galaxy Gear name earlier this month, which confirmed the existence of the smartwatch. Now, Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, has confirmed that Samsung unveil its first Smartwatch named Galaxy Gear at the September 4th event in Germany, reports The Korea Times. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Gear and Note 3 coming on September 4th, confirms Samsung VP”