It looks like Samsung is going to be the first major tech company to release a smart watch, and this is the best look we’ve had at it so far.
The key bits include a rectangular screen is 1.1 inches measured diagonally, a dual-core processor and should get “decent” battery life, a camera integrated into the watch strap, speakers built into the watch’s clasp, and a built in accelerometer should make it so the phone wakes up as you lift your wrist to look at it.
There will reportedly be touch gestures like swiping up and down, but it probably won’t support text. There will also be sensors to do some fitness tracking. It will have Bluetooth 4.0 and connect with a Samsung phone through a watch app and be announced at the start of September with the Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA conference in Berlin.
Samsung is likely to push developers making apps for it to only release their apps through Samsung’s Android app store, not Google’s Play Store.
Originally published on Business Insider Australia