Samsung seems to be teasing a new Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Twitter
posted by Florin T. / Jan 03, 2014, 1:32 PM
A new tweet from Samsung Mobile UK from just moments ago seems to tease a new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Alongside the question “What do you want Samsung to unveil in 2014?”, the tweet reveals an image that shows the 2013 Galaxy Gear on the left, and a blank space on the right, with a “What next?” question below it. Now, we can’t be certain of anything yet, but it looks more and more that a new Galaxy Gear is coming in the near future. On the other hand (no pun intended), we could see a completely new type of wearable accessory.
Sure enough, the original Galaxy Gear is only three months old, thus many do not see the point in having a new one so soon. However, since most of us do not find the first Galaxy Gear a worthy buy (check out our review of it for details), Samsung probably wants to do things right with a new-generation Android smartwatch.
CES 2014 debuts early next week, so we will see then if a new Galaxy Gear is indeed what this tweet is all about.
source: Samsung Mobile UK
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This is simply them saying the came out with the Gear in 2013 what's next for 2014?
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 1:40 PM 1
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They also came out with the Galaxy Note III in 2013 (plus lots of other smartphones and tablets), and yet it's only the Gear that's being pictured.
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 1:50 PM 0
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Galaxy condum: reusable and with bluetooth
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 2:27 PM 3
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I hear you're able to share it with your buddies too. Apparently the bluetooth feature is so that it can detect when the Galaxy Condom is in use and will block any female contact from contacting your phone until it senses you have removed it.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 12:35 AM 0
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It's truly amazing how far technology has become within the past decade. 2014 will be a great year for technology and phones. We are now living in a world where wearable technology will be cool and amazing. I wonder what will be around in the next 5 years or so. Things are coming out so rapidly and they might not be the best ( galaxy gear ) but that leaves room for improvement. I wonder if they'll ever run out of new things to put in phones? Besides processors and what not.
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 2:35 PM 0
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I hope they will just release an affordable feature watch phone with only call and text capabilities. The size of such devices makes it difficult to install a big battery pack. The Android OS is too power demanding.
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 2:47 PM 0
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More related to fitness
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 4:26 PM 1
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I would like gear 2 to include a heart rate monitor. Boost up the volume of the speaker phone, noisy outdoor use of the watch is still a challenge. Endomondo software support. Meet those and i will buy the gear 2.
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 4:54 PM 0
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What is the logic of designing the screen in a potrait layout and not landscape? With a potrait screen orientation you can only make it so big before the face of the watch overhangs the sides of most people's wrist. Whereas, in a landscape orientation, you can increase the screen size and still have a watch is that more comfortable and suitable for most wrists...
posted on Jan 03, 2014, 11:39 PM 0
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The main advantage of landscape is easier typing and reading. It is possible to have a landscape watch screen without sticking beyond the watch band provided the screen is parallel to the watchband instead of perpendicular to it However, such a screen would be difficult to read if it was on top of the wrist. This could be remedied by putting the in-line screen beneath the wrist instead of on top. In this beneath-the-wrist setup, the screen could be read easily by raising your forearm vertically with your wrist facing your face. In this position, the screen would be horizontal and well positioned for tapping with the fingers of your other hand. The beneath-the-wrist screen position would also have the advantage of giving more privacy to notifications; they would be obscured when the wrist is held normally. With the screen beneath the wrist, the top of the wrist could be just a watchband, or it could have a watch face, camera and supplementary battery, with the upper and lower halves being connected by two short custom watchbands on either side that incorporated the necessary wiring to connect the two halves.
posted on Jan 04, 2014, 9:09 PM 0
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