Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is a Wearable Cell Phone Accessory

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Samsung’s new accessory, which was leaked a few days ago, has been announced officially. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is a wearable Bluetooth phone accessory, complete with a 320 x 320 resolution AMOLED touchscreen interface, built-in camera, speakers, and two microphones with sound-canceling capability.

“You boys can stand down. He was just making a joke.”

Presumably, this is so you can make phone calls while speaking into your sleeve like a secret agent.

The watch also will have 3rd-party app support, with developers such  as Evernote and eBay planning on releasing applications for it. As of yet, the watch is only compatible for the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1, although the upcoming update to Android 4.3 may bring compatibility to more devices.

Here’s a more complete list of what the specifications of the Smartwatch are:

– 800 MHz processor

– 2 microphones

– 1 speaker

– accelerometer and gyroscope

– 4 GB of memory

– 512 MB of RAM

– 1.9 Megapixel camera, with 720p video capability

– 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touch display

The watch will have app market somewhere in the neighborhood of 70+ apps at launch. It is expected to be available in the US in October at a price of $299. By the way, as I’m writing this, I’m listening to music off of my 6th-generation iPod Nano that I wear on my wrist with a watchstrap. Looks like you’re a little late to the game, Samsung.

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