Samsung Galaxy Gear specs detailed ahead of expected September 4 launch

Samsung Galaxy Gear specs detailed ahead of expected September 4 launchSamsung hasn’t revealed exactly what’s going down at its September 4 launch event, but telling us to “Note the date” pretty much confirms the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s attendance.

The other device we’re told to expect is Samsung’s smartwatch, and with September 4 just around the corner, we’re getting a glimpse at Samsung Galaxy Gear specs.

According to Om Malik of GigaOm, Samsung Galaxy Gear specs will include a square display around 2.5in diagonally, a dual-core processor, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 or 4.2) and “pretty decent battery life”.

There’ll also be built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for bump-to-sync action, while Bluetooth will handle communication between the Samsung Galaxy Gear and a corresponding smartphone and/or tablet.

In terms of syncing, an example given details tapping an email notification on the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and said email subsequently being displayed on the synced smartphone.

Unsurprisingly, it’ll be Samsung Apps as opposed to full-blown Google Play, and you can expect plenty of health-based content. Of course, Samsung already has stuff like S Health.

You can also expect a Samsung Galaxy Gear camera “integrated into the strap”, and even a tiny speaker, but the ability to type might not be present on account of the small display size.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Gear is said to wake when you lift the device to your eye. Or scratch your head. Or wave at someone. Or change a light bulb…

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2013 at 19:21

Android fans get all the coolest stuff :(
Not fair. Booooo....

Kidding. Zero interest in watches. Smart or dumb.

Stelph  Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:19

Hmm, what about the stuff that would actually make a smartwatch useful? Like ANT+ or Bluetooth smart so it can be used with heart rate belts and other ANT+ devices for fitness?

Or technology like you have on the basis watch which can measure HR without the need for a chest belt?
http://www.mybasis.com/

Without features like that I cant really see how the smartwatch would actually be more useful that just looking at your phone when you get a notification.....

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 21, 2013 at 22:50

Android fans get all the coolest stuff :(
Not fair. Booooo....

Kidding. Zero interest in watches. Smart or dumb.

Couldn't agree more. Gave up wearing a watch years ago, I never intend to go back to doing so. They're horribly uncomfortable and pretty useless when pretty much every other device, building and vehicle has a time and date display built in.

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