Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear smart watch when it introduced the Galaxy Note 3 and the new edition of the Galaxy 10.1. I have since reviewed the Galaxy Note 3 but the Galaxy Gear is not yet available locally, although it will reportedly be arriving in the Philippines very soon.
So what’s the retail price for the Galaxy Gear when it arrives in the Philippines? Reports say the smart watch will be carrying a P13,990 price tag. It’s very expensive in my opinion. For something that is intended to be an accessory to an Android device, it is priced like a smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touch display with a resolution of 320×320 and a 1.9MP camera which is located on the strap. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is powered by an 800MHz processor paired with 512MB of RAM and has 4GB of storage. It is powered by a 315mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Gear also has two built-in mics, a speaker, Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometer and gyroscope. It can be used to make calls, making it a true Android companion.
As of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Gear is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1. It will be compatible with other devices in the future but until it becomes official, don’t buy the Galaxy Gear if you intend to use it on a Galaxy S4 or any other non-compatible device.
Are you interested in the Galaxy Gear? Do you find the P13,990 too expensive? Share your thoughts below.