Galaxy Gear is the first smartwatch from korean giant Samsung featuring Google’s Android OS. It is also known by its codename Altios and was previously rumored few months ago. The smartwatch trend is gaining momentum since the launch of Pebble earlier this year. The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. It is powered by 800MHz processor and 512MB RAM. For multimedia, Galaxy Gear packs a 1.9 Mega Pixel strap mounted camera with BSI sensor to capture low resolution pictures and 10-second 720p videos. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0. The Galaxy Gear will have over 70 apps at launch, including sharing apps like Evernote and Path, fitness apps like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, TripIt, Line, Vivino and eBay. In addition to that it comes with a 315mAh non removable battery which will last up to a day on regular use. The Galaxy Gear SmartWatch is only compatible with devices running Android 4.3 OS. It will compete against other smartwatches like Pebble e-paper watch, New I’m Watch, Martian Passport Smartwatch, Toshiba Smartwatch and rumored Apple iWatch. The Samsung Galaxy Gear will be launched with the Galaxy Note 3 in more than 140 countries around the world starting from September 25th. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : Samsung has officially announced that its first SmartWatch Galaxy Gear is the world’s most popular SmartWatch with sales reaching 800,000 since its launch back in September. The South Korean company said Gear sales have been better than its own expectations and it would expand sales promotions for the wearable device for the crucial year-end holiday sales.