Samsung announced today it sold an impressive 800,000 units of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch since its launch in late September. Despite unflattering reviews and a steep price, the Galaxy Gear is performing in the market better than most expected.
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The Toq will be available on December 2, and, for $349, buyers will get a low-power Mirasol display, long battery life (several days according to Qualcomm), and the ability to receive notifications right on the wrist, for things like email or calendar.
Google is reportedly in the late stages of developing a Google Now-integrated smartwatch. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is in talks with Asian companies to mass manufacture the smartwatch, which may be ready for production within months.
More Samsung devices will soon be compatible with the Galaxy Gear
The Galaxy Gear is, right now, only compatible with the Note 3 and some Galaxy S4 units, but that should change over the next weeks. The Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Galaxy S4 zoom are on the list.
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