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

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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20 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

App for candid photography. :D

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 !

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True.

16. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

GO GO POWERANGER!

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

18. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And Apple missed the boat. :)

14. Sauce unregistered

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

17. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Samsung jumped the gun with their boxy, predictable smartwatch.

3. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

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

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

19. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

5. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

the truth is that this watch sucks big time

6. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Is this smartwatch plastic too? XD A plastic crap to be compatible with another plastic crap. Jesus! I looooove Samsung! XD

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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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