We have seen leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartphone for the past few weeks, including images and specs, but never any actual photos or confirmation. Well, thanks to Venturebeat we are treated to several pictures and bits of information. All of this will be over at IFA Berlin, the first of September, when Samsung has promised to unveil their new wearable device, the Galaxy Gear. The drawing above shows you where the Slide to Power On/Off is located, as well as the Slide for Apps, and it depicts the 4MP camera located at the top on the watch.
Some of the Specifications are listed below:
- 2.5 inch OLED touchscreen display 320—320 resolution
- 10 hours of battery life
- Dual core processor 1.5GHz
- 4 MegaPixel front camera 720p
- Speakers in the device's strap
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Android Jelly Bean
- 1 GB of RAM
- There will be a 8 GB and a 16 GB model
The drawings above, filed at the U.S. Patent Office, are very close to the actual device that will go into production. In addition to the specifications, some of the features on the Galaxy Gear are:
- Samsung S Voice for voice commands
- Preloaded with Android apps for social media, health tracking, etc.
- Integration with a companion Galaxy S phone or tablet
- An easy-to-use swipe function to access apps, the built-in camera, and the photo gallery
- Call logs (A cool use-case: You can initiate a call from the watch to a Samsung smartphone device)
- Internet access
- Power button on the side
- Social media integration â€” you can share to your Facebook or Twitter account from the watch
- 10+ hours battery life
Many heath conscious people seem to buy a device for monitoring their hearts or watching their diets and the Samsung Galaxy Gear offers features to help the user track their health. For instance:
- While you're at the gym working out, the smartwatch can track your health data, including steps, heart rate, calorie intake.
- You can measure your heart rate at any time via a built-in heart rate monitor.
- The watch will help you devise the perfect workout â€” one of the first apps devised for the watch suggests workouts to help you lose weight, gain energy or tone up, for instance.
- Track your food intake by taking photos of your meals â€” plenty of apps are already on the market that help you keep a food diary of sorts. What would be truly innovative is if Samsung could detect the nutritional value of food, based on a smartwatch photograph.
Let us know if you are ready to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch...all eyes will be watching this years' IFA and the new Samsung products.