The wearable tech hype is certainly going nowhere but up. Last weekend, I gave in and went to one of the handful of local stores selling the Pebble watch. Not that I was totally excited, but I just had to see how it works. The final verdict is yet to be given, but let’s say it will not blow you out of the water. The Pebble may be at the head of the pack, but others are quickly catching up, and Samsung is certainly contributing to the hype with its Galaxy Gear.We already know a bit about the Galaxy Gear, especially the fact that it is arriving on the 4th of this month – tomorrow! Over the weekend, there was another leak – screenshots of apps and NFC capabilities.
But wait, there’s more!
GigaOm got hold of sources who claim that the Galaxy Gear will have 10 hours of battery life. That’s awfully poor if you ask me, but given the fact that the smartwatch will have (supposedly) a 2.5-inch 320×320 OLED display, that’s understandable. Then again, it was not clear whether that time period includes idle time or only when the watch is in use. I think it’s reasonable to say that it’s the latter.
Other details about the Galaxy Gear:
- 1 GB of memory
- 6GB and 8GB of storage. I agree with the GigaOm article – the numbers are weird, and I can’t come up with a theory as to their choice.
- An integrated camera – 4 megapixels and 720p recording
Looking at those specs and thinking about the Pebble, the Galaxy Gear might just be a smart smartwatch for real. Then again, can you imagine using your watch to take photos/videos? Wouldn’t you look more idiotic than the dude/gal struggling as he/she does the same thing with a tablet?
Whether the Galaxy Gear disappoints or delights when it finally does come out, I think we can all agree that we will all be wearing some sort of smart device in the next couple of years or so.
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