The Galaxy Gear from Samsung has started shipping widely in retail and online. Samsung and Sony were the first two software giants to release smartwatches and they are both popular, but thanks to the Galaxy Gear's successful ad campaign, the Gear is what everyone is talking about. It is a companion smartwatch with impressive features such as a camera and voice recognition, but sadly only works with Samsung devices like the S4 and the Note3. The retail price is $299.

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The Basics

  • Price: $299-$349
  • Type: Companion smartwatch
  • Compatibility: New Samsung devices (Note, S4), previous generation coming (requires software upgrade) 
  • Available since early October


  • 1.9 Megapixel camera (in wristband)
  • Android OS - preloaded with 60+ apps
  • Voice recognition (powered by Nuance) 
  • 1.6" capacitive touch screen
  • 4 GB on-board storage
  • 800 MHz Exynos Processor
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Stainless steel watch body
  • Compatible only with Samsung Android devices (at the moment - could change) 

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The Galaxy Gear

The Galaxy Gear