Samsung have released details of their smartwatch - Galaxy Gear and look set to be the first major player in mainstream wearable technology.Read the full story ›
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:
I would show you a hands on pic of a Galaxy Smartwatch but I can’t raise my hand with it on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Galaxy Gear is designed so that users wearing the watch can make and receive calls without removing their phone from their pockets or bags.
Wearers can answer calls by raising the watch to their ear.
Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch as it competes with Google Glass in the wearable devices market.
Samsung will today become the first major smartphone manufacturer to unveil a smart watch.
The Korean company will reveal the product in Berlin and will beat Apple's iWatch - which is rumoured to be released in Spring next year.
Samsung is to unveil its first smartwatch on September 4th, the company's mobile business chief told The Korea Times today.
Lee Young-hee said the product, called the Galaxy Gear, would be "a new wearable concept device" that would "enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways."
The South Korean firm's attempt at the product comes after a £79 Sony effort but is expected to precede a similar launch by fierce rivals Apple.
Samsung has unveiled its revolutionary Galaxy S4 Zoom that combines a smartphone and a high-end camera.
The camera has a 10x optical zoom and 16 megapixel sensor. The phone is Galaxy S4 technology.
It's expected to be available in the UK this summer.
Certainly it looks like year-on-year growth was much higher for Samsung's mobile phone unit than for Apple's iPhone segment.
That's a testament to the broad appeal of Samsung's device range compared with the relatively high-end focus of the iPhone.
It's also helpful that Samsung has device launches throughout the year, which help to keep demand going on a more consistent basis, whereas Apple suffers from strong seasonality.