Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch [VIDEO]
We go hands-on with Samsung’s latest toy, the Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that lets you make and receive calls, take photos, read messages and emails on the go.
During the launch event in Berlin this week, Loy gave his first impressions with the device which comes with a super AMOLED display of 1.63 inches (about 41.4 mm) screen, a memory of 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory and spots a 1.9MP auto focus camera.
According to Loy, “the Galaxy Gear…feels heavy on the wrist”, weighing 73.8 grammes, which doesn’t feel light for a wrist watch. “But for its cool features including access to apps, contacts, phone call capabilities and ability to take photos, it’s a must have,” says Loy in a live blog of the launch event.
The device connects seamlessly with other Galaxy devices, although it will only work with the Galaxy Note 3 for now, until the Galaxy S series get the latest Android OS 4.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update later this year.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is expected to officially be available in Nigeria by early October (pre-order here) and would be sold together with the Galaxy Note 3 for about N150,000 only, according to a reliable source.