Smartwatches are a market projected to hit millions of sales annually over the next several years. It’s a market ripe and ready for disruption, and you can be sure that many companies are interested in being on your wrist. Has Samsung created a winner with the Galaxy Gear? Feast your eyes on the brand new Samsung Galaxy Gear below. And how about you? Like what you see? Does Samsung have a winner on their hands (or potentially yours) with the Galaxy Gear? Let us know down below!
Along with the Note 3 and the new Note 10.1, Samsung unveiled today the much anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Designed as a companion to Galaxy smartphones, the Gear is Samsung’s big effort to get a head start in the wearable computing race, at a time when a multitude of competitors are devising their own strategies for a new generation of computers. As so many failed or lacklustre products have proved before, building a smartwatch that people actually like is very difficult. Will Samsung succeed with the Gear? Here are our first impressions. Design The Galaxy Gear looks pretty much like…
If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.
Lately, the smartwatch is all the rage. Not so much with consumers, but at Android Authority, where we’ve been beset on all sides by news of wearable technology. The latest comes from Motorola, who filed a “wearable display device” with the USPTO (US Patent and Trade office) back in February. While the big story is Motorola’s “gaze detection” technology, and creepy patent pictures showcasing it, the filing has a lot more to it.
Google has acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs, a move that seems to confirm Google’s interest in making a smartwatch of its own, something we’ve heard of before.
A new set of rumored specs for the Galaxy Gear mentions 10 hours of battery life, 4-megapixel camera, and 6GB or 8GB storage options.
Apple, if all reports are correct, now has two manufacturers for their watch, and a team of 100-plus engineers working on the device.
Samsung confirmed that the Gear would not feature a flexible display, though the technology is likely to be used in future products.
Why is Samsung building a smartwatch now? Sure, it’s not the first time the Korean conglomerate is dabbling into making wrist-worn computers. But the context is favorable now. Here’s why.
Samsung’s upcoming smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, is set to launch in a variety of colors, which is good news for those looking for a fashionable piece of tech.