15 Apps Already Announced for the Samsung Galaxy Gear

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was revealed yesterday during the company’s press conference at IFA 2013, and while initial reactions are quite mixed, the apps that are coming to the Gear seem quite interesting. Apps will range from fitness apps like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, to reading apps like Pocket, to location-based services like Glympse. Samsung […]

As Galaxy Gear Debuts, Microsoft Once Again Finds Itself Shut Out

Microsoft's Bill Gates shows off it's SPOT Watches along with actress Micsha Barton.

Now that Samsung’s officially debuted its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, there’s no denying that the wearables — that is small computing devices that stay out-of-the-way and are naturally accessible — are due for an explosion. Unfortunately Microsoft is on the wrong end of the flames. It wasn’t all that long ago that Microsoft found itself shut out […]

Details on Pocket App Hints at Companion Nature of the Galaxy Gear

Pocket on the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Samsung might be pushing the Samsung Galaxy Gear, it’s first entry into wearable computing, as a device that will define a new consumer electronics class, but if the blog post detailing the features users can expect from the Pocket application for the device is an accurate indication, the device may be even more focused on companion […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Official

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Samsung’s heavily-rumored smartwatch is now official, and it’s called the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Korean company unveiled the wearable device today during its press conference at IFA 2013, and it’s Samsung’s first go at a smartwatch. The Galaxy Gear comes with a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, voice controls, and even a camera built in the […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Prototype Leaks Ahead of IFA Reveal


A prototype of Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Gear smartwatch has leaked into the ether, revealing the design and a few specifications. The smartwatch is reported to come with a 3-inch display, built-in speakers for music, notifications, etc., WiFi, a microphone, NFC capabilities, and a 4-megapixel camera that will be embedded into the smartwatch’s wrist strap. The […]

Samsung Kicks Off Contest for Galaxy Note 3 Event

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will replace the Galaxy Note 2.

The winner of a new Samsung contest will be able to win whatever the company is unpacking at its Unpacked Episode 2 event in Berlin, Germany, meaning contest entrants could win the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, or, Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Samsung is hosting an Unpacked event on September 4th wherein the company will be announcing […]

Galaxy Gear Companion Phone App Confirms NFC Pairing


After a slew of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch endeavor in recent days, a newly leaked pair of screenshots for the watch’s companion smartphone app shows that users can pair with the watch by using NFC, or near field communications, on their smartphone. This will suggest that Samsung will likely continue to offer […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch Details Leak Ahead of IFA

The Samsung Galaxy Gear as pictured in a filing with the USPTO

Samsung might have only officially revealed that they’ll be debuting their Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch at next’ week’s IFA 2013 tradeshow earlier this week, but intimate details of the device’s components may have leaked out well ahead of the announcement. According to sources inside the company who talked to Among Tech, users can expect the […]

iWatch May Not Launch Until iPhone 6’s Debut in 2014


After Samsung vice president Lee Young-hee confirmed that the company’s smartwatch, which is rumored to launch as the Galaxy Gear at the IFA show in Berlin, is coming, it looks like Samsung may have a head start of about a year over rival Apple’s widely speculated iWatch. Lee Young-hee had told The Korea Times that the Samsung-made wearable […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Coming at IFA 2013

iOS 7 offers access to the Notification Center to smartwatches like the Pebble, and possibly the rumored iWatch in the future.

Just as earlier reports indicated Samsung will be using its press event at IFA 2013 to announce a new brand of smartwatch dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In an interview with the Korean Times, Samsung’s Lee Yong-hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile devices division, doesn’t hint at the company’s approaching entry into the wearable […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Could Challenge Apple’s iWatch

A Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch concept. From VoucherCodesPro

Apple archrival Samsung is preparing to announce its entry into the wearable computer space with a new smartwatch that will compete with the Apple iWatch. Citing two sources, a report from Bloomberg News, indicates that Samsung will introduce the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that it alleges will allow users to place phone calls, browse […]

Wearable Galaxy Note 3 Accessory Pegged for IFA Reveal

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In addition to announcing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013 on September 4th, Samsung will reportedly show off a wearable Galaxy Note 3 accessory — the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. We already know Samsung is planning a Samsung Mobile Unpacked Episode 2 event for September 4th, where it will take the wraps off […]

Samsung Debuting Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at IFA to Battle iWatch?


Along with a new Galaxy Note 3 that’s rumored to debut at the German-based IFA tech showcase, it appears that consumer electronics giant Samsung may finally be ready to show off a new smartwatch. Long rumored as the Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s smartwatch would be launched ahead of Apple’s fall iPhone refresh where it is speculated […]