Samsung gets jump on Apple and unveils new Galaxy Gear smartwatch that makes phone calls, take photos
It’s about time.
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday took the wraps off the Galaxy Gear, a wrist-worn gadget that can be used for making phone calls, taking photos and other tasks.
The debut marks Samsung’s latest stab at a smartwatch as it aims to get an edge against rivals like Apple and tap into a market for wearable devices that analysts expect to take off in coming years.
The device features a 1.63-inch screen, a 1.9-megapixel camera, and battery life of about 27 hours.
The Gear goes on sale later this month at a price of $299. It will be able to connect wirelessly via bluetooth with the company’s new Galaxy Note 3 device, which was also introduced at the event.
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