Samsung Smartwatch to Feature 2.5-Inch Display, Camera, Speakers, NFC, Bluetooth?

Posted August 20, 2013 at 4:37pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9926 views

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for unveiling on September 4th will reportedly feature a 2.5-inch display (3-inches diagonally including case), a dual core processor, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, built-in speakers, a camera, and an accelerometer, reports GigaOm.

The site says the information they've heard lines up with previous reports from SamMobile which suggested that the smartwatch would utilize a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU and a 320 x 320 resolution display.

We are told the watch has a camera that is integrated into the strap and even has tiny speakers in the clasp of the watch, plus built-in NFC to allow for bump-to-sync and authenticate. The watch uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect with smartphones for connectivity. In addition, the watch has a built-in accelerometer that makes it possible to switch it on when it is moved up towards the eye. It could be a great way to wake the watch and also the apps and manage battery power. The watch screen will support the usual touch, swipe and select type gestures but will likely not have text-input, which makes perfect sense given the sheer size of the small screen.

The watch is said to feature enough sensors to compete with fitness bands such as the Nike+ Fuelband.

Samsung has seeded developers with watches based on Android 4.1 and 4.2; however, there is tight integration between the watch and the phones and tablets it pairs with. A Samsung watch manager app on the phone is used to manage the connection between devices. Apparently, a proprietary protocol is being used over Bluetooth LE which means you will need a Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet to use the watch.

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Great. - August 29, 2013 at 4:01pm
The watch is also rumoured to be powered on fanboyism - the more of a Samsung fanboy you are, the longer the watch will run without recharging, like 7 days. But if an Apple fanboy tries it out, it'll need to be recharged after 1 minute of use.
stupidazz - August 21, 2013 at 5:29pm
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POONHUNTER - August 21, 2013 at 5:10am
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p000ter - August 20, 2013 at 10:09pm
Posting constructive comments and some opinions are one thing. But Jesus. Some of you on here are flat out ignorant. Buying a phone is 100% personal choice. There's no right or wrong choice here. I've had an iPhone sense the 3g. Doesn't mean my choice is the best choice. IT'S A FU CKING choice. Apple isn't going any where. Nor is Samsung.
Nitro Junkie - August 21, 2013 at 1:16am
Hey Steve. P000ter wasn't saying apple isn't going anywhere, like they're not improving products or as a company. He meant as a company they're not going anywhere. Meaning they're not going out of business anytime soon. A lot of people like to say they're failing and loosing innovation. Apple will be around for along time to come. Theyll be around A lot longer than the copycats (Microsoft, Samsung,etc.) Apples only going to get better.
Riya - August 29, 2013 at 3:10pm
Great site Zarah! I'm glad I stumbled onto it and btw, *finally* Steve Jobs is snaitenrmg up to the environment. It took many years, and much pestering by Greenpeace! Best wishes, Aime9e
Ipadguy - August 20, 2013 at 9:42pm
This is an article about a watch that hasn't even come out yet, so chill out u Android psycho acting people Apple is not dead cuz of a smartwatch u got to think bigger lmao silly stuff guys, Plus Android is doing well but Apple is doing better than the other phones like Win 8 phone what a no app joke phone... Really
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