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No!
It's a Galaxy Gear.
I can make and receive calls from my wrist, leaving my Note 4 safely in my pocket.
I can also read texts and emails on the watch screen.
It also has a 2 mega pixel camera for the shots that happen too fast to get the phone out of my pocket.
I bought today and it took about 2 minutes to connect it to my Note 4 as I had to download an app for the Gear to my Note.
I've made a couple of calls, and the quality is surprisingly good, received a text and took 2 photos which were automatically synched with my phone in its own folder.
At the moment it's my favourite gadget. :)

For details of this wonder watch Google Galaxy Gear specs.
 

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I've been contemplating getting. Smart watch. At first they weren't appealing to me but I think I may look for a used cheap one.
 

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sounds more smoothly than the old version.
 
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Well I've used it for a full day and it's a real working tool not just a novelty.
I've received and read two texts and an email and read them from the Gear.

I've also made a couple of calls and received one and no one looked at me twice.

It has a pedometer function and I've walked 8,954 steps today.

I've also used the stop watch function to time my bath filling.

Highly recommended. :)
 
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I made a call in public, local restaurant, using the Gear today and no one took any notice.
As Bluetooth headsets are now common place people likely thought that's what I was doing.
Used another feature this morning, forgot where I'd put the 4 last night so used the Gear to find my phone using that function on the Gear. :)
 

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Very nice. The age of the watch phone has arrived. I would go for one but I'd still carry the full screen phone simply because of screen size.

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I've thought about getting the gear fit, but my wrists are so small, it looks awkward

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I'm with you Jackie. My wrists are small too so all the smart watches and fit type gear look excessive. Just have to accept it for now if you want to be an early adopter. The watches are really another animal since they have big screens and really need big screens to be effective whereas the other fitness gear can be smaller. Let's see what the engineers come up with for us next year.

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Great review!
I'm in the same boat though...they're just too large for my wrists. That and I'd have to put my reading glasses on everytime I want to check out a notification or app. It just wouldn't be prudent for me to get a device like this. That and I can't imagine constantly wiping oils from my fingers off this device. (Something I don't currently have to worry about with my regular watch)
That said I do like what they've done so far with these. I think it's still up in the air as to whether they are truly going to become commonplace, or end up like the odd calculator watches of old.
 

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Great review!
I'm in the same boat though...they're just too large for my wrists. That and I'd have to put my reading glasses on everytime I want to check out a notification or app. It just wouldn't be prudent for me to get a device like this. That and I can't imagine constantly wiping oils from my fingers off this device. (Something I don't currently have to worry about with my regular watch)
That said I do like what they've done so far with these. I think it's still up in the air as to whether they are truly going to become commonplace, or end up like the odd calculator watches of old.
The screen protector I put on my Fit keeps goo and fingerprints at bay. If you're familiar with the original Zagg protectors for our dumbphones and resistive touch screen smartphones you'll remember what the thing is like.
I agree the full blown smartwatch is too large for me as well as more than I need/want. That's why I went with the Fit. It's basically the size of a Fitbit only thicker.

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The screen on both the Note 4 and the Gear seem to be highly resistant to finger print goo.
Neither show any marks, even after a weeks use. :)

Also even though the Gear is a bit on the large side its quite light so I am not aware that its there up my sleeve until it beeps and vibrates to inform me of incoming.
 
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