It seems that all will be joining the smartwatch party in a matter of time.
Samsung announced the release of its smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear in the year 2013. The smartwatch has been designed with intent to provide the Galaxy smartphones and phablets a companion for the future. It is not to be mistaken as a separate Android gadget. However, the smartwatch has been designed to operate with certain high-end models of the company. To make other models compatible with the smartwatch, you are required to make certain up-gradations to your smartphone.
The launch of Galaxy Gear ensured the entrance of Samsung Electronics and going full throttle, into the smartwatch arena. The gadget is promising and can be safely known as the gadget of tomorrow. The Galaxy Gear is an attractive and interesting device. The blend of rubber and metal caters it with a solid feeling. The company had to give it a solid feel, as you would be spending a handsome amount for becoming the proud owner of the Gear. However, you are required to purchase or own a companion Samsung Galaxy device to make it workable for you. Let us discuss in detail the specifications, features and the price of this future gadget.
Design, Dimensions, Display
The design of the Galaxy Gear boasts of high-quality metallic wrist, with a comfortable drape around the hand. The square shaped touchscreen caters you with an array of features. The gadget comes in various colors to match up to your style. The stainless steel material, used on the border of the gadget expresses a luxurious look. The dimensions of Galaxy Gear measures 1.5×2.25×0.5 inches in height, width and thickness respectively. The gadget weighs just 73.8gms or 2.6oz. The 1.63 inches OLED touchscreen comes with a resolution of 320×320 pixels. The 1.9MP BSI sensor, placed on the strap has an auto focus feature.
Hardware and Software
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch is powered with 800MHz Exynos system on chip with a 512MB of RAM. The smartwatch has an internal memory of 4GB. The smartwatch runs on an Android based operating system. The user is required to install the Gear Manager application and then pair the smartwatch to its host device. The device incorporates a rechargeable Li-Ion battery having a capacity of 315mAh.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is priced at $299.
The Galaxy Gear presents a very high quality design and strong display. However, the gadget is exorbitantly priced with hard to customize the interface.
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