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Leak Reveals Details on the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch App

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Aug 30, 2013.

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    Wearable computing could be the next big technological revolution or it could end up as the next technological red herring. Regardless of which side of that fence you perch, right now Samsung's Galaxy Gear is the primary device people are talking about in the smartwatch segment of wearable computers. It is widely known that Samsung will be launching their Galaxy Gear smartwatch at their pre-IFA press event on September 4th.

    So far, a smattering of details have been hinted at for the device, and more info continues to trickle out. The latest drop of intel is a leaked peek at the companion app which will supposedly come with the Galaxy Gear and allow it to sync up with your other Galaxy devices. A couple of pics of this “Gear Manager” app were recently posted (pictured above). The pics make it clear the Galaxy Gear will have built-in NFC functionality, and will be designed to function with several apps on Samsung phones like the Galaxy S4.

    Could this app help make a wearable smartwatch a bit more useable than previous generation products we have seen in this category? What will it take to get you excited about a smartwatch?

    Source: Twitter - @evleaks
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    I call fake. Besides that. A smartwatch that doesn't allow you to use a regular watchband or "snaps" into an adapter to wear is DOA.

    From what I've seen the Sony offering is getting it right. It looks like they're using glass and metal so that it doesn't look like a toy, it uses micro USB charging, and you can use a decent watchband with it.

    Here's the patent picture and rumored mockup that I found for the Galaxy Gear I can't vouch for these either...

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    Here's the Sony for comparison...

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    i hope the glass is made out of sapphire and bracelet is stainless steel or this will never be a daily driver watch. my watch takes so much abuse that if it was rubber and plastic it wouldn't last a day.

    even my sapphire has chips around perimeter of the glass, not even going to talk about the metal bezel around it.
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    Price will be the ultimate factor. I may trade in my Sony Smart watch for one if the Price is Right
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