Thursday, 22 August 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch

 Galaxy Gear smart watch are beginning to emerge ahead of the Samsung Unpacked 2013 event in Berlin on September 4. Giga Om has some posted new details about the upcoming wearable computer from Samsung, which many consider to be a preview of things to come from Apple, possibly as soon as September 10.

 Samsung will hold Galaxy Gear launch events in both Berlin and New York. The new report also notes that Samsung might even have a pop-up store in Times Square to sell the new smart watches.
Rumored hardware specs include:
  • square, high-quality, color OLED display
  • 2.5 inches diagonally (and 3 inches diagonally including the case)
  • accelerometer
  • camera integrated in the strap
  • speakers in the clasp
  • built-in NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
An anonymous tipster recently gave similar Galaxy Gear specs to SamMobile:
  • CPU: Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz
  • GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP4
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Display: 320×320 (3cm×3cm – 1.67-inches) AMOLED
  • Camera: 2 Megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC

Samsung ran away with the specifications title years ago with its phone hardware. While Apple takes a slow and steady approach, releasing a new iPhone annually (and new iPhone industrial design only every two years), Samsung releases phone models every three to four months. Apple offers only two screen sizes in phones and tablets while Samsung makes over 26 different screen sizes (phones and tablets) including the new 6.3-inch screened Galaxy Mega "phablet" which is coming out on Friday.

Apple got out of the specs rat race a while ago when coined the term "megahertz myth" (here's a video of former Apple VP Jon Rubinstein explaining it). The same is true for most hardware specs, Apple tends to downplay the numbers (by calling its iPhone cameras "iSight" and "FaceTime HD," for example) and focusing on the benefits to the user.

Instead of going to war based solely on specs, Apple focuses on the overall user experience and the benefits of its iTunes content ecosystem (apps, music, movies, books, etc.). Apple differentiates its products as elegantly designed, fully integrated and drop-dead simple to use.

Moreover, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will brings a NFC chip that will be particularly useful when you want to make different payments and paring with other devices powered with NFC feature. Also, it will come with accelerometer sensor which will unlock the smartwach display when you want to check your Gear device. Additionally the new smartwatch will come with different new applications especially developed to monitor the ambient conditions and the user’s health.
You’ll be able to manage your Gear device by using its functions made through a touch interface, this interface will use swipe gestures and taps which will allow you to select and navigate different on-screen elements.

The software of the new Galaxy Gear is expected to work synchronized with any Android based devices, tablets and smartphones, by notify the users directly on their watch for different received notifications and other information(emails, SMS messages, missed calls and more) from their smartphone or tablets.


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