Samsung has entered the Smartwatch arena with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Rather than be smart all by itself, the watch works with the Galaxy range of phones and tablets, and makes them slightly more convenient for the user. It connects to the Galaxy gadget through a Bluetooth 4.0 ＋ BLE connection and keeps you informed of incoming mails, texts and messages so you don’t have to reach out for the phone or tablet when every little notification shows up.
All this is relayed to the user through a 320 x 320 1.63-inch display on the watch. Additionally, the watch will allow you to make calls through voice commands, dictate text messages, check weather, and set alarms and calendar events. It stays paired up with your device for a distance of 1.5 meters, in which you can also use it to find your gadget with the “Find my Device” feature.
Just in case you aren’t feeling up to reach for your phone and tablet to take a picture, the Smartwatch will allow you to shoot pictures through its 1.9 megapixel camera or capture a 10 second 720p video. To keep up with its name of a watch, it will also display time, allowing the user to choose from a range of watch faces.
On launch, the Galaxy Gear will only support Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1, although more models will be added with a future software update. The Smarwatch will be available starting September 25, available in six colors and priced at $300.