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We go hands on with Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung is showing off their new Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the 2013 IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, and we got a chance to go hands on with it (KRX:005930)
| Wearable Computing News | Posted: Sep 6, 2013 3:32 pm

Earlier this week, Samsung released their long awaited and highly anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The new companion device is designed to augment Samsung Galaxy devices and provide the end-user with a much more rich and immersive "smart technology" experience. TweakTown's Johannes Knapp is at IFA 2013 and got to go hands on with the new device.



At the moment, the Galaxy Gear only works with the newly launched Galaxy Note 3, but Samsung is promising functionality with many of their Galaxy-branded products in the future. The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch 320x320-pixel Super AMOLED display that is surrounded by a brushed aluminum frame. A 1.9-megapixel camera is embedded into the rubberized wrist strap, and the device is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM to keep things running nice and smooth.




The Galaxy Gear runs a highly modified version of Android 4.3 and is said to more closely resemble Windows Phone rather than any of Samsung's Android-based skins. Samsung says that the device will feature 70 optimized apps on release day. If you're interested in getting your hands on a Galaxy Gear before anyone else, head over to Verizon and pre-order yours today.


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