Alongside Galaxy Note 3, Samsung also launched its much-awaited wearable device the Galaxy Gear in India at an event in Delhi. Samsung’s first smartwatch is priced at Rs 22,990 and like the Galaxy Note 3 will be available from September 25 onwards.
The Galaxy Gear is touted as a companion to the Galaxy devices though initially it is compatible only with Galaxy Note 3 and the newly announced Note 10.1 tablet. The company says they will release software updates in October to make the Gear work with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II.
Rather than a standalone smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear which Samsung would stress it as wearable device is a companion for Galaxy devices. A quick run through the specs. The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320×320 pixels) display and is powered by a 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It also include a 1.9-megapixel camera on its strap, 4GB of storage and a 315mAh battery, which according to Samsung can last for more than a day.
As a companion to the Galaxy device, Galaxy Gear will notify you about incoming calls, texts, emails and other alerts. There is also two built-in mics and a speaker to allow answering or making calls. You can also control the music you play on the Galaxy device right from the Gear.
Samsung has lined up 70 third-party apps to work with Gear. It supports and features fitness apps like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal and other apps like Evernote, Line, Ebay and TripIt. Expect more third-party apps to join the fray as the device gain traction. Though exact details of how the apps interact with Gear is yet to be revealed by the app partners.
Galaxy Gear will be available in six color variants including jet black, mocha gray, wild orange, oatmeal beige, rose gold, and lime green.
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