Samsung has unleashed its latest product and its first foray into the smartwatch market: the Galaxy Gear. It is a smartphone that can make hands-free calls, take pictures, control your phone and do a host of other cool things on top of telling time — all in a package shrunk down to fit around one’s wrist.
It notifies the user of incoming activity on the paired smartphone— the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — such as calls, text messages, e-mail and alerts, and delivers a preview of those messages. More importantly, the Galaxy Gear allows its users to accept or discreetly ignore those messages.
“When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up their Samsung Galaxy devices and [another] feature will instantly reveal the full content on the screen,” the company said.
The phablet (smartphone + tablet) will be available in Classic White and Jet Black while the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in six colours – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.