Samsung Galaxy Gear: The New Note 3 Has a Smart Companion
Article by George Norman
On 05 Sep 2013
Update, September 6: Samsung rolled out a hands-on video that presents the key features of the Note 3 and the Gear.

Samsung unveiled a cool new device alongside the new Galaxy Note 3: the Galaxy Gear. This companion for the Note 3 is a wearable device that combines smart device connectivity, tailored technological features, and stylish design.


Samsung Galaxy Gear – Hardware Specs
  • 1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320) display
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 4GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM memory
  • 1.9MP camera
  • Bluetooth and BLE connectivity
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Dimensions: 36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g
  • 315mAh Li-ion battery.
  • 2 microphones and 1 speaker.
  • Colors: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

Samsung Galaxy Gear – Main Software Offering
  • Voice commands so you can make calls, set alarms, check the weather, or create new calendar entries without having to touch the device.
  • Memographer feature lets you take picks, record video, create visual records, and share them with others.
  • Voice Memo will record audio and save the recordings as texts on a Galaxy device.
  • Auto Lock – the device is automatically locked when it is more than 1.5 meters away from your smartphone.
  • Find My Device – helps you locate misplaced devices.
  • Built-in pedometer to track your physical activity.
  • Glympse - temporarily share your location, let others see your movements in real-time.
  • Line - global messaging service.
  • Pocket - text-to-speech article playback.

“Samsung’s ongoing smart device innovation leadership reflects our commitment to listen to our consumers, who want their daily lives to be easier and more enjoyable. Samsung GALAXY Gear benefits consumers by integrating smart device technology even deeper into their everyday lives, and bridges the gap between the mobile device and fashion worlds to create truly wearable technology,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung GALAXY Gear frees users from the need to constantly check their smart devices while maintaining connections. It provides what we call ‘smart freedom,’ by allowing users to choose how, why, when and where they are connected.”

Additional information on the Galaxy Gear, the smart companion for the Galaxy Note 3, is available here.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3
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