After smartphones, hopefully we are going to see an era of Smart watches soon. Apple is reportedly working on an iWatch and Samsung just beat them by launching Samsung Galaxy Gear before the Apple rumored iWatch. We can’t say its a perfect product but its a start and hopefully we will see faster development now in smart watch scene.
Galaxy Gear is powered by a 800 MHz processor with 1.63 inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) display along with 1.9 Megapixel auto focus camera with BSI Sensor. It can handle audio and video with formats like MP4, M4A and HD(720p) Playback & Recording. The device uses loads of gestures for its normal operation and user needs to get familiar with these gesture for full utilization of the device.
The device comes with an internal memory of 4 GB and is powered by 512 MB of RAM.
In terms of battery, it comes with standard Li-ion 315mAh battery. It would have been great if the battery capacity could have been increased as this small battery will mean that user need to recharge it often for uninterrupted use.
The device comes preinstalled with some featured apps along with the capability to install additional apps using Samsung Apps.
GALAXY Gear Specifications
|Processor||800 MHz processor|
|Display||1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)|
|Camera||1.9 Megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera / Sound & Shot|
|HD(720p) Playback & Recording|
|Format : M4A|
|Featured Apps||Atooma is a contextually aware horizontal intelligence platform that makes your GALAXY Gear smarter.|
|Banjo gives you the power to see whats happening right now, anywhere in the world|
|Evernote watch app makes it easy to remember things by quickly capturing images and memories and bringing important reminders right to GALAXY Gear.|
|Glympse allows people to easily share their location temporarily and in real-time, letting recipients see their movements on a dynamic map.|
|eBay app allows you to complete all your transactions on eBay with ease and in real-time.|
|Line is a global messaging service available in over 230 countries worldwide.|
|MyFitnessPal tracks your nutrition and exercise, empowering you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals.|
|Path is the personal network designed to bring you closer to your friends and family.|
|Pocket, the leading way to save web content to view later on any device, brings text-to-speech article playback to GALAXY Gear.|
|RunKeeper is the personal trainer in your pocket, helping you track your runs, set your goals, and stay motivated.|
|TripIt from Concur makes it easy to organize travel plans in one place.|
|Vivino Wine Scanner allows you to take a photo of any wine and get to know all about it instantly.|
|Samsung Services||Samsung Apps|
|ChatON: mobile communication service|
|Additional Features||Smart Relay, S Voice, Memographer, Voice Memo|
|Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer|
|Safety assistance: In case of emergency, press a power button 3 times continuously, and then users location information is transferred to the saved contacts with message.|
|2 Microphones (Noise Cancellation), 1 Speaker|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® v 4.0 BLE|
|Memory||4GB Internal memory, 512 MB (RAM)|
|Dimension||36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 315mAh|