Samsung smartwatch unveiled

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a consumer electronics fair in Berlin as it competes with Google Glass in the wearable devices market.

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Tech bloggers give their reaction to new smartwatch

Technology journalists have given their reaction to Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch - and they are not all complimentary.

Bloggers from TechCrunch, The Next Web and AllThings wrote on Twitter:

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I would show you a hands on pic of a Galaxy Smartwatch but I can’t raise my hand with it on.

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The Galaxy Gear is designed so that Note owners can minimize the amount of mockery they're subjected to over how big their phones are.

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Smartwatch to work with and control other devices

Users of the Galaxy Gear will be able to use the voice control to make calls, create reminders and set alarms without touching the smartwatch.

Samsung's Pranav Mistry describes how the Galaxy Gear will work with and can control features on other Samsung devices.
Samsung's Pranav Mistry describes how the Galaxy Gear will work with and can control features on other Samsung devices. Credit: Reuters

The watch will also work with other Samsung devices allowing users to control the music played on them, or find any they have misplaced by making them beep, illuminate and vibrate.

Samsung Gear smartwatch available later this month

Shin Jong-kyun, President and CEO, head of IT and Mobile Communication division of Samsung presents the Galaxy Gear smart watch.
Shin Jong-kyun, President and CEO, head of IT and Mobile Communication division of Samsung presents the Galaxy Gear smart watch. Credit: Reuters

The Galaxy Gear will come in six colours and have 4GB of storage and with a1.6" screen, Samsung say they have designed the watch to last for more than a day on a single charge.

The Gear will be available in the US and Japan in October, but the rest of the world will have it later this month.

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