BERLIN: SOUTH KOREAN GADGET MAKER Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear at IFA in Berlin on Wednesday and The INQUIRER got a look at the smartwatch in action.
Following in the footsteps of LG and Sony while pipping Apple to the post, Samsung's wearable smartphone accessory features a 1.6in 320x320 OLED display that acts as a second screen for owners of Samsung Galaxy devices.
As expected, there's a 1.9MP camera integrated into the watch, complete with a feature called Memographer that is designed so users can take visual memos. Voice Memos are also included on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with the built-in speaker also enabling users to answer calls from their wrist and operate the device using voice commands.
Powered by an 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM, the Galaxy Gear will run the latest version of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, albeit with the keyboard feature turned off. Perhaps surprisingly, Samsung announced that there will be plenty of apps compatible with the device from launch, including Runkeeper, eBay and Evernote. µ
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