The recent Samsung Unpacked event saw the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch. This long-awaited smart watch comes with a 1.63 inch 320 x 320 AMOLED screen and will let you take pictures, keep track of your fitness levels and make videos as well.
The Galaxy Gear watch was shown to the world alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note and uses a 1.9 megapixel camera to record video images and to snap pictures.
The new watch has really been devised as a companion device for the range of Galaxy devices and uses a variety of the firm’s own software in it. For example, S Voice lets you write memos, answer phone calls, add to your calendar and send text messages from the watch onto your phone.
Take Notes and Control Your Music
In terms of note taking, there is a bespoke Evernote Watch app which will allow users to organise their life. Alternatively, the Samsung Memographer app gives you the chance to add some brief notes to the device’s internal storage, which adds up to 4GB.
You won’t be left without music either. The Gear watch can be used as a remote control for a Galaxy phone and you can pick your songs, start and stop the tracks and control the volume in this way.
The security features include the Auto Lock option, with which your smartphone is automatically locked when it is more than a metre and a half away from the watch. The fitness tracking is done through the accelerometer and pedometer, allowing you to record your activities and send them over to your phone using a fitness app.
Do you think a smart watch is a good complement to a smart phone or is it unnecessary if you already have a phone?