I love the sleek design of this gadget. It looks clean and fashionable. You could wear your best tailored James Bond suit and it wont take away from the whole outfit, but to any geek it stands out. There are so many options and possibilities with this technology, it will make any tech geek or Sci Fi fan have an immediate orgasm.
Here’s the reported spec list for the Galaxy Gear:
- 2.5-inch OLED display with 320-by-320 resolution
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4-megapixel camera with 720p video capture
- Speakers, accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0
- Android Jelly Bean
- 10 hours of battery life
To start, the smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Gear. We first learnt of the Gear name thanks to a Samsung executive confirmed the Galaxy Gear this week.
“The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways," Lee Young-hee, executive vice-president of Samsung’s mobile business, said on Tuesday. "It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”
Its main-focus will be in offering a second screen for Galaxy smartphones, displaying key information on a user's wrist. It's said to give access to information like text messages, emails, incoming calls, the weather and more. Specific Android apps are said to be built for the small watch screen, as well.
Interestingly, no images of the Galaxy Gear's hardware have leaked online. It seems Samsung has taken a liking to Apple's way of keeping devices under lock-down until their launch. That didn't stop reporter Om Malik of GigaOm from providing us with plenty of details about the smartwatch.
A display measuring 2.5-inches is said to be found on the Galaxy Gear. This sounds like an ideal size to comfortably perch on top of a wrist, sitting like a normal watch. The screen will sit on top of a watch strap, that is said to have a camera integrated into it, with a speaker also integrated into the clasp of the watch.
A lot of rumours and speculation over the past month have suggested a flexible display for the Galaxy Gear. The flexible display notion was quickly shot down by Samsung's Lee Young-hee, who said: “The [Galaxy] Gear won’t have a flexible display.”
AmongTech suggests we'll see the Galaxy Gear in two variants: a 6GB model and 8GB model. Furthermore, it is said to be assembled in Texas for a "Made in the USA" theme. One downside the report notes is that the Galaxy Gear will feature only a 10-hour battery life, which seems a bit low.
The Galaxy Gear will connect to Samsung's line of smartphones over Bluetooth 4.0, a technology that has become standard in the phone industry. It offers a low powered way of transferring all kinds of data, including text, photo, video, and voice. NFC will also be feature, to provide bump-to-sync features between Galaxy products.
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