Samsung gets the time out with Galaxy Gear

Challenges wearable tech space with companion wristwatch for Galaxy range

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Samsung gets the time out with Galaxy Gear Samsung Electronics introduced the Galaxy Gear, designed as a wristwatch companion for its Galaxy range.
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By  Stephen McBride Published  September 5, 2013

Samsung Electronics today introduced the Galaxy Gear, designed as a wristwatch companion for its Galaxy range.

GALLERY: Samsung's Galaxy Gear

The connected device delivers notifications and previews of calls, texts and emails and allows the user to accept or ignore the message via the watch device. A Smart Relay function pushes the message onto the smartphone display should the user decide to use the main handset.

Samsung has also integrated the Galaxy series’ S Voice app into the Gear. A built-in speaker enables hands-free calls directly from the watch without the need for touching the screen. S Voice also allows the drafting of messages, creation of calendar entries, setting of alarms and weather checks on the Gear.

With the Memographer feature, a 1.9MP camera can record both photos and video on the move and share the material on social networks. Voice Memo can turn audio dictation into texts on the Galaxy parent handset.

A new security app Auto Lock automatically locks the smartphone screen when the Gear device is more than 1.5 metres away, and unlocks it when the two devices are within range again. Find My Device helps with the location of misplaced devices by making them beep, illuminate and vibrate.

GALLERY: Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Galaxy Gear also puts the user in control of the music on the parent Galaxy device allowing browsing, playing and pausing of songs even when the device is not within reach.

1803 days ago
hanan

Very Nice

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