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Samsung to offer 70 apps for its Gear smartwatch, a dozen are on the way

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Samsung to offer 70 apps for its Gear smartwatch, a dozen are on the way
Having a well-stocked app store is one of the necessary requirements for a platform to succeed and it is no different with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. 12 apps are coming to the timepiece soon and overall more than 70 apps will be made available for the watch. A published report on Thursday listed the dozen apps that are on the way and many should be familiar to smartphone owners.

Atooma is an app that lets you do "if-then" programming for the device. For example, you can have the watch take specific action based on the time of day, your location, or battery level. For example, you can set the app so that the watch shuts down some battery-intensive operations when the battery life on the watch reaches critical levels.

Evernote might be a household name for smartphone users. On the Galaxy Gear, it can send pictures you take with your watch and save it to your notebook. On the other side of the equation, the watch can display information taken from the app on your Galaxy phone. Glympse is a GPA tracker that lets Gear users share their location with others while also offering. Users can share messages and respond to location request from others.

Another well-known app available for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is eBay. Dick Tracy might be able to use his wrist radio to nab bad guys, but could he bid on a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card? Line is the only messaging service for the watch and allows users to send and receive IMs.

Another well-known app that is on the way is Path, the social networking site which will allow users to capture certain moments immediately on the watch and post it to their social network. And because this new era of smartwatches is aimed at fitness buffs, MyFitnessPal counts calories and tracks your fitness activity daily.

These are just a handful of the apps coming to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and it should be enough, at least for now, to get buyers shelling out money for the device.

source: TheNextWeb via BGR

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posted on 06 Sep 2013, 09:56

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


App for candid photography. :D

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:57

13. Sauce (unregistered)


Snapping creeper shots could turn out to be pretty fun. And the way the camera is designed and the way you take the shot is pretty shnazy !

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 11:36

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 12:06

16. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


GO GO POWERANGER!

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 09:59 2

2. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's just a watch. I don't see how it can really have that many apps.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:40 8

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


when your iwatch launches u be LIKE ITS INNOVATIVE. and they can put as many they can.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:45 4

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm pretty sure that Mxyzptlk will say something trite like a: "Shut up and take my money, Apple!". :D

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:54 2

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


No he will FOAM at mouth .. he confessed the other day on that graphite iPhone picture. I don't know if he start digging the ground also after that :)

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 14:34

18. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Apple already had thousands of apps for its "smartphone". But, it wasn't called a smartphone.

http://www.incipio.com/cases/ipod-cases/ipod-nano-6g-cases/ipod-nano-6g-ngp-wristband-case.html

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:53 4

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And Apple missed the boat. :)

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:58

14. Sauce (unregistered)


Apple will catch the next boat, just like Samsung did with their flagship smartphones.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 12:48 1

17. Commentator (Posts: 2391; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Samsung jumped the gun with their boxy, predictable smartwatch.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:12

3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


This watch is fully compatible with Note 3 and barely compatible with S4 or any other android device. Samsung is just trolling you with this junk.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:28 8

4. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Although I would agree but I just read this morning that The watch will be compatible with the S4 and Note2 by October.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:54 3

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2165; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The only reason it is currently only compatible with the Note 3 is because the Note 3 is their only device with 4.3. Once the S4, Note 2, & S3 are upgraded, they will be compatible also.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 17:45

19. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Why do you need 4.3 for it to work. It is the same framework. Photosphere work on 4.1 with the right apk.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 23:54

20. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2165; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I don't know the why of it. Probably has something to do with the fact that the watch runs 4.3 also.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:33 2

5. selena1000 (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


the truth is that this watch sucks big time

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:36 1

6. YodhaMali (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Is this smartwatch plastic too? XD

A plastic crap to be compatible with another plastic crap. Jesus! I looooove Samsung! XD

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:48 2

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


this was Steve's Job to make you love what you didn't think you would, I'm just not seeing it with the gear

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