The era of wearable computing has began, and the electronics giant Samsung has just launched its first ever wearable tech gadget, the highly anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch in India. It is priced at Rs. 22,990, and expected to hit the retail stores on September 25.
As we all know that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin along with the Galaxy Note III. The Galaxy Gear sports a 1.63-inch (4.14 cm) OLED display which can produce crystal clear view for the users. It also includes S Voice, and is fully compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The company has confirmed that soon the gadget will become compatible with other top rated Galaxy series phones such as Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II.
Earlier Samsung introduced a pre-order facility for both the device in its official website, and for that many were expecting that the company would offer a bundled package of both devices with a special reduced price. However, no such thing will be happening during the launch.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch can make calls, record videos, take images and display messages with super ease. It has a 1.9 megapixel inbuilt camera in it for all the imaging purposes.
This smartwatch is currently having 70 applications including specialized apps for basic health and fitness purpose like a step-counting passometer. Wearable computing is a new thing that has happened with the technological world, and it is expected that with time more developers get on board into it. The company is also hoping for it to happen and that will add more apps to this product in order to make it much more exciting.
Presently battery life is the foremost challenge for any wearable devices whatsoever. However, it is claimed that the Galaxy Gear’s battery lasted for around 27 hours under Samsung's normal-use tests.
Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Key Specs
1. 1.63-inch OLED Display
2. Resolution support of 320*320 pixels
3. 800 MHz Processor
4. 1.9-megapixel auto focus Camera (BSI Sensor enabled)
5. Bluetooth 4.0
6. 512MB of RAM and 4GB Internal Storage
7. Weighs 73.8 grams and measures 36.8*56.6*11.1 mm
8. Lion 315mAh battery
9. Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS
Price: Rs. 22,990
Samsung has already proved its dominance in the worldwide smartphone market, and now it wants to extend the leadership into wearable computing market too. There already a few wearable devices available in the market in the likes of Sony Smartwatch 2, Pebble smartwatch, Kreyos Meteor smartwatch and a few more. The Galaxy Gear needs to compete with these products in order to succeed in its mission.