Thursday, 5 September 2013

Samsung Announce Smart Watch

It's been a busy day for news, hasn't it?

Today at the Samsung Unpacked conference in Germany, Samsung announced its first smart watch, unsurprisingly titled the Galaxy Gear.

Unlike most previous attempts at a smart watch, the Galaxy Gear features speakers and a microphone, allowing you to answer calls without getting your phone out.

The stainless steel watch houses a touch screen interface which shows text messages, emails and allows you to access apps, take photos (it has a camera, too) as well as make and receive calls.

From the descriptions given of the device, it appears like it will be a Bluetooth extension of your mobile phone, rather than acting as a replacement to a phone. Technical details are little on the scarce side right now as it's only just been announced.

Galaxy Gear will come in 6 colours, apparently be comfortable enough to wear all day and will release in 140 countries alongside the Galaxy Note 3 on September 25th.

For me, I'm not sure there is a market for a smart watch. It seems like the answer to a question no one asked. I mean, other than living out your favourite Joe 90 fantasies, there doesn't seem to be much use for it. And I can imagine you would look quite silly speaking into your wrist.

However, I'm all for being proved wrong if it proves to be a hit. 

The question is, would you have one? Let me know in the comments


  1. If it wasn't Samsung then yes... Definitely

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