Samsung confirms that Gear smartwatch will eventually work with non Galaxy smartphones
0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2013, 23:31 posted on
As we all know, Samsung is a company that doesn't believe in such a thing as "feature bloat", and to an extent, that is why we like the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. While those features will have an adverse effect on the battery life, the major issue we have with the Gear is in compatibility. At launch, the only device that will support pairing with Gear is the Galaxy Note 3...
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1. Kishin (Posts: 695; Member since: 30 May 2013)
WoW samsung always suprises me with some new tech and features
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9879; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The more devices it supports, the better the chances are of the Galaxy Gear succeeding.
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3579; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes this is good otherwise Gear will fail.
5. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
samsung always innovating not like some other company that steals then says they invented it
8. volcano (Posts: 280; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
lol incase you haven't heard this before microsoft was the first tech company to interduce smartwatches back in 2000 through SPOT then they stopped in 2008 and now they are coming back
so samsung did not invent smartwatches
9. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
did i say they invented it get off your high horse and learn to read
11. volcano (Posts: 280; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
im educating you you should be thanking me :P
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2149; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Can't blame Samsung here, it's so early days in advanced smarthwatch computing that it's actually pretty cool that the Gear will have dozens of installed apps communicating on launch.
For low-energy solutions, BT4.0 and Android 4.3 is simply a requirement not many phones can pass, and SW has to be designed to a specific phone to allow all that versatile data to move between devices, incl. phone calls, messages, notifications, voice searches, synching, location data etc.
Basically it's a platform to control your smartphone remotely that have so many security levels to pass that a simple app cannot do that, something going to the system core can. With that said, I'll just sit out and wait where Sammy takes us and how many developers Gear there stuff up, it can be a gimmick or an absolute winner based on the level of support.
7. SIGPRO (Posts: 811; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
This smartwatch is already a failure, you need to connect it to your phone to use it....EPIC FAIL.
There other smartwatches out there that have sim, 3g, wifi, gps, 2mp camera, android 4.0 etc etc.
So no need to connect to your phone, the watch itself is the phone.
Look Burg 17 smartwatch up!