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    Samsung's Smartwatch

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    Samsung reveals smartwatch, new Galaxy Note

    Samsung reveals smartwatch, new Galaxy Note

    The era of smartwatches has arrived.

    Samsung rolled out its Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Wednesday at an event in Berlin. The company also introduced its new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the 2014 edition of its tablet the Galaxy Note 10.1.


    "With Gear, we are changing everything," Pranav Mistry, Samsung's director of research, said at the event.


    Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can make and receive calls, take pictures, run its own apps and has a voice control function that allows users to perform tasks by speaking to the device.

    To navigate the device, a user can swipe the screen from side to side and from top to bottom. The smartwatch is seamlessly connected to a Galaxy user's smartphone and shows a user's updates, like email or texts, on the device screen. It also has built-in sensors that can track a user's physical activity.


    "With Gear we have opened new chapters...With gear we have reinvented century old products," Mistry said. "Welcome to the future."

    Galaxy Gear will launch with the Galaxy Note 3 in more than 140 countries starting on Sept. 25. It will be available in six different colors and will have 10 different pre-loaded clock options for users to choose from.

    Samsung's smartwatch is expected to be first in a series of Galaxy Gear products that the company will introduce.

    But Samsung isn't the only one getting into the smartwatch game.

    Qualcomm also revealed its own smartwatch, called the Toq, on Wednesday. Like the Galaxy Gear device, the Toq syncs with a user's smartphone to display alerts. For now it only works with Android devices, but Qualcomm may extend the connectivity to work with Apple's iOS as well. The Toq is priced at $300 and is available for pre-order immediately, but is scheduled to hit the market Oct. 10.

    Apple is also rumored to be working on a smartwatch, dubbed the iWatch. Google and Microsoft are also thought to be working on similar devices.

    Some of the key new features of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is a S-Pen, which helps unlock the functions of the device; Samsung's Knox security system, which helps protect the device from mobile malware; and a new multi-window feature, which enables users to multi-task easier.

    The smartphone also features a 5.7-inch display screen, 13 megapixel rear camera, longer battery life, faster LTE and it is available in 10 different colors.

    Samsung's new high-resolution tablet, an updated Galaxy Note 10.1, is a 10-inch tablet that also syncs with the Gear smartwatch.

    The Korean company showed off its latest lineup of products ahead of the major technology trade show IFA. Leaks of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 as well as its smartwatch have been popping up in a recent weeks on a number of tech websites.

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    it's about freaking time!
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    The smart watch was expected a couple of years ago.

    Assholes: put your phone and dumb watch down.

    It's boring already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    The smart watch was expected a couple of years ago.

    Assholes: put your phone and dumb watch down.

    It's boring already.
    with Japan mastering miniaturization some time ago you would have thought this stuff would have come out years ago. this is the kind of useless tech that people want and I don't understand it, none of it increases the quality of life so what good is it really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAM View Post
    with Japan mastering miniaturization some time ago you would have thought this stuff would have come out years ago. this is the kind of useless tech that people want and I don't understand it, none of it increases the quality of life so what good is it really?
    2 posts ago you said "it's about freaking time!"
    Like you are excited, then you are bashing it and calling it useless.

    I am always happy to see new tech in the consumer market. I would rather see these breakthroughs in available tech than in advanced weaponry that won't hit commercial markets for another decade or 2 when it's declassified, but only after our soldiers die a thousand deaths because they are acting as Guinea pigs under life and death situations.

    Give it to consumers right off the bat, let us test it, tweak it and improve it, then the medical field can start using it to save lives and then finally the military can start spindling and mutilating bodies with it, and the soldiers will be more proficient with it because they have touched a similar device at home, and the doctors can use it to save lives of those who aren't completely decimated by it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    2 posts ago you said "it's about freaking time!"
    Like you are excited, then you are bashing it and calling it useless.
    exactly! it's about time because the tech has been out there for many years. I certainly didn't say it was good tech. Freaking Dick Tracy had a high tech watch in the 30's!
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    Seriously,

    The small smart (dumb) watch is probably hard on the eyes, and is anyone too busy to have a small tablet to use?

    It's another "new things that nobody really fucking needs."
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

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    its a Bluetooth watch right? that's been around for years

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    Cool!

    I still wanna know where the f*ck are our flying cars?
    Weren't we supposed to have them by the year 2000?

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    HTC chairwoman: Our smartwatch will be ready by Christmas

    Here's one more potential item for your holiday wish list: a smartwatch that HTC promises will be fashionable. Another project for HTC: Tablets

    BARCELONA, Spain -- HTC's smartwatch is indeed real, and it'll be here in time for the Christmas shopping season.

    That's according to HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang, who confirmed to CNET that the company is working on a smartwatch and that it will be ready for the holiday season.

    "It's natural for us to have wearables because we're a design company," Wang said.

    Wang agreed with this reporter's assessment that many of the current smartwatches in the market lack aesthetic appeal, and promised that HTC's offering will be fashionable.

    "People think watches are jewels," she said, making the point that any wearable would have to match that design standard.

    HTC knows a thing or two about design, and its metal-clad HTC One is considered one of the best-looking smartphones in the market, in some ways outdoing even the iPhone 5S's nearly all-metal body.

    In addition to aesthetics, Wang said that HTC will focus on battery efficiency, noting that people don't want to have to take off their watch to charge it all the time.

    Wang added that HTC's smartwatch will likely tether to a smartphone via Bluetooth, rather than work independently with its own cellular radio.

    Another area that HTC is looking at is tablets. She said it makes sense for the company to be in this area, and that it is something we could see this year.

    Wang and CEO Peter Chou held their Mobile World Congress press conference to unveil two new mid-tier phones, the Desire 610 and 816, which the company hopes will make it more competitive with consumers who are more budget-conscious.

    Many, of course, were hoping for the successor to the HTC One. But the company made it clear it will launch the phone at a separate event on March 25. Wang declined to give any details on the next phone, only asking for a little bit of patience.

    Another HTC executive did note that the next flagship will be significantly different than the HTC One, although the person noted that it won't be as big of a jump as between the HTC One X and HTC One.

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    The competition:

    NEW iPhones and Apple Watches BREAKDOWN


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    Very cool

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    2 months from now a $200 smart watch will have all of those features. I keep up with smart watches and phones a lot and they are almost getting to the point of being worth purchasing.

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    Im 50/50 on this whole deal. Life is already lived through phones and tablets.

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