Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch made official at IFA


galaxy gear smartwatch

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the IFA Show in Berlin.  The watch will be available globally on 25 September and US and Japan in October.

You have to touch the watch to like it, and then there are still questions aplenty.  But once you wear it on your wrist, it steals your heart!  The watch talks to your phone, making the physical presence of your phone unnecessary. The watch can control your music, monitor your exercise, install your apps, take photos and yes it can make phone calls!!

This watch is the pioneer of the new generation of smartwatches and wearable gadgets.  The only thing is the Gear will only be compatible with the Note 3 which was launched along with it.

It only weighs 73.8g, is “powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM, the touch interface is sleekly responsive, and the 1.63-inch, 320×320-pixel super AMOLED screen enormously bright and clear.

This watch is similar to the Windows Phone, Microsoft’s operating system for mobile phones, and consists of simple icons.  Unlike the Windows phone, the Galaxy Gear shows you one tile at a time.  The watch has a metal face and a rubberized strap and charges on a dock which has a standard Micro-USB socket.  The watch needs to be charged on the dock, which is a bit of a bummer.