The Galaxy Gear is real, and it’s gorgeous.
The Galaxy Gear is a wristwatch that acts as a smart remote to your Samsung Android smartphone.
The Gear runs an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a 1.9-megapixel camera with autofocus, all concealed underneath a 1.630inch SuperAMOLED (320×320 pixel) face.
It also features a bunch of apps from Samsung and other developers currently on the Samsung Store. Apps include Samsung’s ChatON, S-Voice, Memographer for photos and videos, Pedometer, Media Controller, Stopwatch and Timer. Notable third-party support comes from the likes of MyFitnessPal, Evernote, Glympse maps, eBay, Line messaging, RunKeeper, Tripit and Banjo are all there.
As far as apps are concerned, Samsung is promising 70 third-party apps with Gear support on launch day.
The Gear comes in six different colours at launch: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.
It all connects to the new Galaxy Note 3 via Bluetooth 4.0, but Samsung is promising that the Gear Manager app will be compatible with other devices like the Galaxy S4 and other Note devices in due time.
As far as release date is concerned, the Galaxy Gear will hit the market on 25 September.
We’re still waiting on price.
Telstra has announced it will range the new Galaxy Gear when it comes to Australia.
Pricing and availability will be confirmed at a later date.
Disclosure: Luke Hopewell travelled to IFA 2013 as a guest of Samsung