NEW YORK – Korean technology giant, Samsung has unveiled the latest wearable computing device Galaxy Gear Smartwatch along with the 4G supported Galaxy Note 3 smartphone at the IFA 2013 event at Berlin. Galaxy Gear needs a latest smartphone like Galaxy Note 3 to actually use it in full extend. These gadgets will be available on September 25th globally.
Samsung is finally started to move into the wearable computing device as Google’s Google Glass with the launch of Galaxy Gear, which can be used to get the notifications of text messages, emails, social notifications and may other alerts coming from Galaxy Note 3 and other latest high end handsets after the firmware update.
Galaxy Gear comes with 1 1.63-inch AMOLED display with 320×320 resolution and capacitive touch screen, 6 color options, weighs 2.6 ounces, 1.9 megapixel autofocus camera on the watchband with photo and video support. Photos can be stored to the smartphone or in watch itself, where 4GB internal storage space available. The wearable device comes with 800MHz processor.
Although Samsung has priced the smartwatch at $299, the price of Galaxy Note 3 hasn’t revealed yet and we expect it to be around $599 as they did it for previous version of Galaxy Note Phablet.
David Park – Marketing manager of Samsung Electronics said:
“We will be launching Note 3 and Gear in 149 countries on September 25. In the US and Japan we will launch it in October.”
Regarding Galaxy Note 3 – it’s a slightly bigger with 5.7-inch display but lighter and thinner than it’s predecessor with even more features like 13MP camera, Samsung Knox app, a feature to remotely track the lost phone and erase the important data from the stolen handsets. Smartwatch will be initially compatible with Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 which was launched on the same day. Moreover, all latest high end handsets like Galaxy S3, S4, HTC One, Xperia Z, ZL, Z1 will be compatible after getting the next firmware update.
J.K. Shin – CEO & President of IT & Mobile division of Samsung Electronics said:
“Samsung Galaxy Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements, both the Note 3 and Gear complement each other.”
“The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost…users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar,”
Note 3 will be available in 3 colors – White, black and pink with additional cover design accessories will comes with the colors like orange, coffee beans, magenta plum and many more. 32GB & 64GB internal storage versions will be available wit the expandable microSD slot for additional space.