Samsung Galaxy Gear Prototype Leaked by VentureBeat

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear is expected to be revealed on September 4 but VentureBeat already has photos of the device, describing it as Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch is “a chunky, 3-inch wrist-mounted accessory that runs Android apps and connects with your phone via Bluetooth”. VentureBeat was able to see one of the prototypes sent to developers and a few select partners. The actual product may deviate a bit from the prototype but not by much.

Here are photos from VentureBeat of the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

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The tech site describes the Samsung Galaxy Gear as “about 3 inches diagonally and is quite large. Although its screen is square, large bezels on the top and bottom give it a chunky, rectangular shape, with rounded corners.”

The Galaxy Gear has a 4-megapixel camera built into the strap and has tiny speakers in the clasp.   The Samsung Galaxy Gear also has the following features according to VentureBeat:

  • Samsung S Voice for voice commands
  • Preloaded with Android apps for social media, health tracking, etc.
  • Integration with a companion Galaxy S phone or tablet
  • An easy-to-use swipe function to access apps, the built-in camera, and the photo gallery
  • Call logs (A cool use-case: You can initiate a call from the watch to a Samsung smartphone device)
  • Internet access
  • Power button on the side
  • Social media integration — you can share to your Facebook or Twitter account from the watch
  • 10+ hours battery life


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