Samsung’s New Smartwatch: Galaxy Gear

Samsung unveiled their “Galaxy Gear” smartwatch today, and it comes with some cool fitness features.  Here are some quick details on the new device.

  • 320×320, 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen
  • Speaker and mic built into the watch for taking phone calls, Dick Tracy style
  • Built-in camera (whaaat?), only capturing 1.9-megapixel photos and 10-second videos
  • 4GB built-in storage
  • MyFitnessPal app: shows remaining calories for the day, tracks your activity with a pedometer feature, and can also scan barcodes with the watch’s camera to add food to your diary
  • RunKeeper app: displays your time, pace, and distance continuously on your wrist, as well as the content of RunKeeper audio cues
  • Uses a proprietary charger, only about 1 day of battery life
  • Important! Only works with the Galaxy Note 3 for now (boo!)
  • Costs $299, will launch this fall


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