Samsung also launched the much-awaited Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the event in Delhi alongside the Galaxy Note 3.Samsung has confirmed there is no bundled package of both devices available with a reduced price.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch was launched alongside the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013. The smartwatch features a 1.63-inch (4.14 cm) OLED display. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch also features S Voice and can presently only work with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, a tablet which was also launched at IFA 2013. However, the company claims that soon the smartwatch will soon be compatible with other Galaxy smartphones like Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II. It can make calls, display messages, record videos and snap photos with its 1.9-megapixel camera.
Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320×320 pixels) display and is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Other features included are a 1.9-megapixel BSI sensor on its strap, 4GB of storage and a 315mAh battery, which according to Samsung can last for more than a day.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch comes with 70 apps initially, as per the company, which include apps for basic fitness such as a step-counting passometer, although Samsung hopes this number will grow as developers get on board. The battery life, a key challenge for most wearable devices, is said to be around 27 hours under Samsung’s normal-use tests.
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