Samsung confirms that Gear smartwatch will eventually work with non Galaxy smartphones
posted by Michael H. / Sep 05, 2013, 11:31 PM
announcement, Samsung did say that there would be software updates coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, and Note II, which will expand Galaxy Gear compatibility to those devices, but the company has confirmed that it will eventually bring compatibility to non-Samsung smartphones. Apparently, one major point is Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy compatibility. Many manufacturers have built-in the capability for Bluetooth LE, but Samsung says the Gear works with the support in Android 4.3.During the
Of course, that leads to a question of why the Gear wouldn't work with the Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, or one of the Google Edition devices. The answer there is that there are some special programming interfaces built-into the Note 3 to allow for more advanced functionality between the Gear and Note 3 (we're assuming that refers to Samsung's Smart Relay feature.)
But, Samsung director of product marketing Ryan Bidan said that Samsung is "looking for additional devices to support it", and that support for more devices will come in time, but at first you will need a Galaxy Note 3.
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samsung always innovating not like some other company that steals then says they invented it
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 2:44 AM 0
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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
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 3:14 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 2:50 AM 0
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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! http://burgsmartwatch.com/burg-17
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 3:06 AM 0
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