More information about the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaks
A couple of days ago, we told you that the device is expected to run using a dual-core 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos 5412 CPU with an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, a 1.67 inch AMOLED display with resolution of 320 x 320. The watch also includes a 2MP camera, and support for both Bluetooth and NFC.
Now, some more information about the watch has leaked. At the time of the first report, we might have sounded a bit skeptical about the camera placement. But the latest speculation has the camera integrated with the strap along with tiny speakers placed in the clasp of the watch. Furthermore, the device is expected to support Bluetooth 4.0 LE which means it will work great with wireless monitors designed to measure your health. These include monitors to measure your heart rate and blood pressure. And because you're using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, it won't be a stress on your watch's battery.
While the watch will have an accelerometer, and the screen will support the usual gestures such as swiping, there will be no way to enter text on the watch. Versions of the watch that were handed out to developers came with either Android 4.1 or Android 4.2 aboard. There is Twitter and Facebook integration out of the box, allowing you to use the smartwatch to keep up with your social networks. To sync the watch with your phone, you will need to install the Samsung watch manager app which will be available from Samsung's own app store. That could mean that owning a Samsung Galaxy handset or tablet will be necessary if you want to use the watch to its fullest.
If the watch is released in week 40, as one source says it will be (September 30-October 6th), and everything goes smoothly, this could be Samsung's game to win or lose with Apple having to play catch-up.
1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1382; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Why is the keyboard disabled? It'won't be that hard to type. ,
5. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Screen size would make voice to text better.
2. dorianb (Posts: 407; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I think Sony needs to re-reinvent their watch. Hopefully they thought the same & will drop a surprise with the i9 Honomi(sp?).
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6560; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Wait for Sept 4th for FULL DETAILS
16. james004 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 May 2013)
working or i could have have visited the exhibition in person. :(
4. DaHarder (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
So... 'If' this device does indeed feature a 2.5 inch display (as curently being reported) then it would have to be either curved or flexible, otherwise it won't be able to conform to the contour of the average wrist.
This 'Galaxy Gear' thingy is looking more and more interesting every day.
25. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
"sources point out that the Galaxy Gear will have a larger, 2.5-inch OLED display with 320 x 320 pixel resolution. "
24. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
2.5" SQUARE display would be a total disaster for this watch.
I was hoping for the 1.67 square or slight rectangle. I want it to look like a WATCH first, and gadget 2nd.
6. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
When I first heard of the new watch craze, I wasn't that interested because it first sounded too good to be true, or too gadgety. Being a timepiece fan, the one element I'd love to know the most about this is the battery life. If they can get a few days life out of this, might be worth looking into.
If they can sell this with a professional band and give people a wide variety of watch faces, might seriously check this out.
7. twens (Posts: 660; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
If I am right this watch is faster than an iPhone. Lol
9. khmer (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Apple said it, Samsung built it. So who own the smartwatch patent.
17. ph00ny (Posts: 603; Member since: 26 May 2011)
seeing how this is their third attempt at smartwatch with first being in the late 90s or early 00s, i think that honor goes to samsung over both sony or apple
22. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Seiko is the first who developed smartwatch.
10. khmer (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
This watch look like a flexible display on your wrist the James Bond style. Coool
11. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
i heard that the flexible display wouldn't be used this time.... how long time should we wait for flexible display....i've ever dreamed this!!!
12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
red fruit alert::how can we make..i dont know..
13. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
so everyone gonna wear a computer on their arm and the battery wont last ....for real talking about that stupid samsung smart watch and iwatch from apple smh
15. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Imagine this thing exploding on your arm and you end up losing your it. Specially the right arm...
19. roscuthiii (Posts: 1829; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Slightly off-topic, but I don't really think Apple is having problems developing the watch.
No, I think they are doing what Apple does best... Wait for a competitor's product to be out so they can figure out where they can make their "revolutionary" and "innovative" improvements.
26. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
seriously this is s**t.. having a 1gb ram,dual processors on a tiny screen?? m getting freak!