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Well we have previously heard about Samsung planning to line-up the next version of the Galaxy Gear this year.
But with the recent roar of the soon to be coming Apple iWatch in the smartwatch market, the decision regarding it pricing and time of release would be very crucial for the Korean manufacturer. However, the existing Galaxy Gear has received a mediocre response from Samsung fans and one of its reason is assumed to be its launching price of $370 which was even more than some smartphones available in the market.
Even though Samsung lowered its price soon and what the iWatch wave moving at high speeds suggests that the Apple’s smart wearable would be parked somewhere at $300 in the market. With these, Samsung will have to take a very crucial decision for the pricing of its Galaxy Gear 2 keeping the competitive smartwatch market in mind.
In the tech industry and against all odds, the year wasn’t for Google Glass but yet for all the just released Smart Watches by several brands. We’ve chosen the best of them to help you in the buying decision or just for fun! This are of course the Top 10 Smart watches according to our opinion and therefore we are looking to hear from you!
10. Omate True Smart watch 2.0
The Omate Smart Watch is called the “True” Smartwatch because it can work independently from your Smartphone and has all the most known apps you use like Gmail, Facebook and other Social Networks. This is possible as it has its own SIM slot and therefore allowing to make calls without being connected via bluetooth to your smartphone. The watch is still in a pre-order stage and that is why we put it in the 10th place because we really can’t compare a watch that is not yet released with one that is going to be in the market god knows when. Prices range from 249$ to 299$ for Pre-Orders.
9. Burg Smart Watch
There is not a single Burg Smart Watch. The Burg company is recognized to develop and sell “watchphones” that are 100% smartphones with the dimensions of a watch. You can actually buy the Burg 12, 13, 14….up to 18! Different colors and different features, but the question is: Will a Burg Smartwatch fit your needs and relationship with your Smartphone? Eventually not and that is why the company is looking forward to release a new Burg!
8. Qualcomm Toq
This Qualcomm Toq an amazing SmartWatch but has been missing lots of attention from the media. This amazing watch can pair with Smart phones using Android 4.0.3 or higher available in the market and works perfectly. They use the Same Technology as E-Paper from Pebble but it is called Mirasol. If you are looking for performance and speed, this is the watch to chose.
7. Wellograph Smart Watch
A great release this last November. This SmartWatch is still in preview but the heart beat measuring capabilities turn this into a promise for 2014. Have a look at the Wellograph SW preview.
6. Z1 Android Smart Watch
Not many people heard of this Z1 Smart Watch one but it is an incredibly great machine because it is not that beautiful. The Z1 is powered by a Mediatek ARM9 with 426 MHz. The RAM memory is 256MB and holds a 2.0” display screen. It also has 300MB memory expandible to a 8GB. This one is available at Amazon for 229$.
5. MOTOACTV Smart Watch
Motorola worked hard into developing a fitness friendly smart watch. The result is the MOTOACTV. This is not competing directly with the other smart watches but can fit a particulary need of a smart watch user that is help while cycling or walking with high reliability. The MOTOACTV has a virtual competitor that runs with you, fights you and helps you to perform better every new day. This device is available at prices starting on the 250$.
4. Kreyos Smart Watch
The Kreyos team was supposed to be competing with Pebble directly but surprisingly or not the sales are not that high. This one is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8. This is the one and only watch really compatible with Windows Phone 8.It is also waterproof and holds a microphone and speaker. We chose this device for this position due to its reliable voice commands and gesture features.
3. Samsung Galaxy Gear
I believe the Samsung Galaxy Gear was the most famous Smart Watch in 2013 because it was being sold by Samsung and Samsung really invested a lot of money in this device marketing, hiring Cristiano Ronaldo to make the promotional video below, but they are not investing at all on having Applications running on the device such as Facebook, Gmail and others. If they don’t release them before CES 2014 the Gear can lose track to the competition.
2. Sony Smart Watch 2
The Sony Smart Watch 2 comes with Android 4.0 and has an astonishing battery life of 4 days under normal usage. We believe the brand behind the phone, the marketing given to this device, the number of apps specifically developed for this machine, the one-touch NFC connectivity and the variants available make it the 2nd place in the podium.
1. Pebble Smart Watch
Because above all is price/quality ratio, the Pebble Smart Watch is the winner of 2013.
Now, tell us your thoughts and opinions on these watches!
The festive season of Christmas is too near, and it would be to no surprise to see every electronic store being decorated and filled up with the latest tech gadgets! Samsung too, smartly captures the mood of this season and brings in Santa in order to promote its newly launched Smart Watch, the Galaxy Gear.
Samsung has launched a video that features a group of audience waiting for Santa. When Santa comes, he shows the audience how the Galaxy Gear works and its various other functions. He shows the Gear’s ability to make calls, capture pictures, and various other things that normal watches don’t do in practice. Ultimately what Santa declares is that it’s “not a watch”, but instead “a miracle”.
Till date, figures show that Samsung has sourced nearly 800,000 watches in the market. With Christmas, Samsung seems to be catching the sentiment of time and make the most of its Galaxy Gear sales! Check the Galaxy Gear specifications here.
Additionally, we must remind you that with the rumours of a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, the Gear 1 price is decreasing @ Amazon and other websites, making this a nice opportunity to acquire the Gear 2. Actually, it would make a very nice Christmas Gift:
With the tremendous success of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Samsung seems to be all set to roll-out the second version of its famous Smart Watch. According to reports from the Korean news publications ETNews, Samsung is planning to release its Galaxy S5 this February end or March beginning and it is believed that the Galaxy Gear 2 will share the red carpet along with it.
Rumors are out there the Gear 2 will go slimmer by almost 15-20%, however more details on any kind of further improvisations are not yet out. Speculating that the Galaxy S5 will be launched with the recent Android OS KitKat 4.4, it seems to be pretty obvious that Galaxy Gear 2 will be paired with all KitKat supported Galaxy phones. Moreover, there is no news about whether the Galaxy Gear 2 will be compatible with the Android Jelly Bean 4.3.
Good news for the Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Gear owners!
Samsung has announced to make its existing Galaxy Gear to be made compatible with its other Galaxy smartphones. In compliance to this news, Lee Don-joo-president of strategic marketing Samsung has announced that Samsung Galaxy S4 will get the Android Jelly Bean 4.3 update next month. Moreover, the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 are also on the list to receive the Galaxy Gear compatibility along with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
So with Samsung broadening its compatibility zone of smartphones with the Galaxy Gear, user’s hopes of getting the Smart Watch soon are still alive!
We are hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Gear + Note 3 and we have made a quick video to show you how’s the felling of having a watch like this and therefore we’ve made the Samsung Galaxy Gear review where we show you how simple steps are accomplished in this device and why it is going to be so much popular.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Features
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is powered by a 800 MHz Exynos single-core processor (you don’t need multitasking here) and has a Super AMOLED touchscreen, with 320 pixel-wide and 277 PPI of pixel density. The camera has 2 megapixel with auto-focus, 720p video recording, a back-illuminated sensor, a speaker and noise cancelling microphones.
An awesome feature of the Samsung Galaxy Gear is the 4GB of internal disk memory, 512 MB of Ram and the fact it has accelerometer and a gyroscope. The battery may work for 1 entire week as it has a 316 mAh battery. Nonetheless to put it charging you’d need to connect it to a special docking case. There is a lot to be improved in terms of battery.
The Gear Feeling
There are not many apps available for this smart watch as its recent, but one can speak a bit about the feeling of touching the device – and this is all these review is about. Samsung opted to make a simple machine that would conduct simple tasks like checking the time, the weather, read messages and quickly reply to missed calls or messages. At the same time Samsung left space for apps to be developed using this technology but even so, there are not many available in the market.
In what regards using the Galaxy Gear, you just have to be aware you can swipe in 4 directions, touch, long-press, press in the right button and long-press in the right button. Overall, these are 8 actions you can take besides touching in specific areas of the phone. These are enough tools to navigate in the menu, switch between messages, go back to the main menu, etc.
The Gear Price
The Galaxy Gear costs 300$ and is compatible with Samsung devices with NFC, like the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S4. You can get it via Amazon here:
Hamilton Powell is the Founder of Crown & Caliber company – the make luxury watches for the elite, but he just got hands on the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Let’s find out how this watchmaker will react to the test of the Galaxy Gear – a totally different device – a Smart Watch!
This is going to be an interesting analysis and a unique piece of content around the web. As far as I can remember no one compared a 300$ watch with a luxury one. But don’t worry, the Galaxy Gear can win this battle.
A Biased Review on Smartwatches?
I believe this could be a biased review because Hamilton is a Watch guy – that kind of people who evaluates watches not by their features, but by the coolness they have – but let’s hope he won’t get like that easily.
Analyzing the Gear – Pricing!
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is priced at 300$ (lowest you can find). A luxury watch would cost you more than 22.500$, like the Breguet Classique 7137. The Galaxy Gear Wins!
Hamilton believes Samsung has worked hard from outside to inside. The box is similar to those Luxury Brands tend to use and the design of the watch itself was made to give it a feel of simplicity and efficiency. In the other hand, the Breguet Classique holds the hand engraved dial which is something that, for obvious reasons, cannot be replicated in the Galaxy Gear.
All the other functions in the luxury deice like the moonphase, date and power reserve functions can easily be replicated on the Galaxy Gear.
Features & Functionality
The Galaxy Gear Can do almost anything and is very comfortable. Nontheless it must be charged at least weekly while the Breguet charges automatically with the hand movement. Hamilton adds that the Gear needs to be near the phone in order to the Bluetooth to work and he states this is a con – Personally I think it’s a pro as the Samsung Galaxy Gear will work if it’s far from the phone, but will “work even better” if it’s close to a phone.
Inside the Watches
Hamilton believes the best aspect of a watch is it’s movement – its engine. Okay, right here we must give him credit – the Breguet’s engine is beautiful, while the Galaxy Gear is just a mix of computer components.
In the end…
You can’t compare a Luxury Watch with a Smartwatch. It’s comparing a Computer with a blackboard. The Galaxy gear will make you passionate for it due to it’s technology, while the Breguet will make you passionate for it’s design and movement.
Solution: Get a Smartwatch and get a Breguet if you can afford.
Samsung Galaxy Gear is winning hearts for its superior functionality but at the same time Pebble Technology has come out with an E- paper Smart Watch with more features embedded in it and at a very competitive cost.
Pebble Smart Watch
Pebble is out with one-of-its-kind smart watch that is capable of working with both Android and the iOS. This smart watch comes with a 1.26 inch and a screen resolution of nearly 144×168 pixels. The resolution is a bit low but Pebble has introduced the E-paper concept in the watch for its display. However there is an additional backlight facility to see the watch in the dark. The watch is supposed to have a Bluetooth 4.0 BLE (low energy) technology to connect your smartphone. It also offers a superior battery life of about 5-7 days which keeps aside your worries of charging the device now and then. Moreover the watch is specifically designed for fitness freaks. The watch comes with a 3 axis accelerometer that determines range, distance of your walk and keeps a complete track of your fitness schedules. This heavily loaded device comes at just 150$. The watch offers you a choice in four different color variants as well!! You can certainly not afford to give it a miss!!
Samsung Galaxy Gear
Samsung with its Galaxy Gear has first time ventured into the smart watch arena and the effort seems worth an applaud. The watch comes with an 800MHz processor that gives you a very fluidic experience for operation. The display is 1.62 inches and has a super AMOLED toughened screen. Its additional features include a 1.9 megapixel camera and voice calling feature. It makes your music experience enlarged with music controls provided on the screen itself. The price is a bit higher as compared to Pebble and falls nearly around to 300$. Additionally, its battery life is also just about 25 hours and needs regular charging.
Both the devices are good. It’s up to you to decide which one you would give a higher preference.
We all know that the Google-Samsung pair has hit the smart world with a larger wave, with Samsung providing the infused silicon chips for the Smartphones and Google providing it with the much required adrenaline named Android to run those chips. However both these tech juggernauts have their own taste for Smart Devices. Google has come out with its wearable glass concept – Google Glass whereas the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Gear has surprised the world with its magnificent features.
Samsung Galaxy Gear
A quick view at the device will propel you to buy it. The device comes with a 1.63” display with a 320×320 resolution and a 4GB storage. Additionally the watch has a super AMOLED screen with 800MHz processor. The watch also offers you a cherishing experience with its 1.9 megapixel camera to capture the surrounding details whenever you want. It comes with a music and video player as well that offers you a 720p HD recording. The watch will also offer a sufficient battery life of nearly. 25 hours. As Samsung is known for its simple and elegant design the watch is available in four different colors of the belt. Make your first choice carefully as the belt is not detachable from the casing. This entire package will be available on the wrist of your hands at a price of close to 300$.
It has been long time that the wearable glass concept is out from Google. This July Google made a much stronger affirmation by launching a website to showcase what their Smart glass – Google Glass has to offer. The watch has almost everything to offer that you can imagine. The glass sports a camera that allows you to take pictures with voice command and record in high definition some of your priceless moments. The Google Glass will have an inbuilt GPS with navigation facility that helps you reach to your destination. If you are looking at some gigantic structures, the glasses measure the complete size of those structures. Moreover the Google Glass helps you translate from English to any of your local languages or vice versa. Earlier rumors said that this glasses will come to nearly 1500$, but the price is believed to be going significantly lower.
Looking at the specs of both these devices they surely seem to offer you something very special.
This September both the tech giants Samsung and Sony are out in the market with their much talked-of Smart Watches – The Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smart Watch 2. However both of them have made the optimum attempt to lure their customers and increase their fan base with their flamboyant and stylish Smart Watch with a splash of elegance.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smart Watch 2 offers a display of 1.63” and 1.6” respectively. However in terms of resolution the Galaxy Gear stands above Sony Smart Watch 2 with Gear having the super AMOLED display and Sony having the Trans reflective LCD screen. The Gear offers a pixel density of 278ppi which is much above 176ppi for Sony. However in terms of compatibility the Sony Smart Watch 2 is matched with all Android devices with 4.0+ whereas the Gear is limited to Note 3, S4 and S3 only which also operates on Android platform.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is fed with Smart Relay that opens the corresponding app when you pick your phone. In terms of battery life Sony Smart Watch 2 takes the upper edge with a magnificent battery life of 5-7 days and the Galaxy Gear with just 25 hours. The Galaxy Gear has a speaker and microphone that enables you to manage calls via the watch, whereas with Sony you can make calling possible only if you have the Bluetooth headset connected. Additionally the Galaxy Gear also sports a 1.9 mega pixels camera on its belt whilst Sony doesn’t have this feature.
Both the devices are water resistant and with Sony Smart Watch 2 you can go swimming as well!! The noticing feature for Galaxy Gear is its boisterous 800MHz processor (200MHz for Sony) and for Sony it is the next generation in-built NFC (absent in Gear). The pricing for both the watches is almost the same about 260$ for Sony any 299$ for the Gear. The Gear comes with a Stainless Steel Body and Sony comes with a Aluminum body and neither of both seem to make any compromise here in terms of its sturdiness.
In all both the gadgets are value for money and have their individual set of pros and cons.
The Smart Watch concept has caught a strong grip in the world of smart devices. In accordance Smart Watch market has witnessed a comprehensive growth in past few years. Raising the heat further is the latest official release of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. Let’s have a quick synopsis of the top 3 Smart Watches that are making the rounds today.
Top 3 Smart Watches
Samsung Galaxy Gear
This is the latest breathtaking news from Samsung and it seems that they are all set to raise the level of competition further. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Release date is determined already for October. This small device comes with a heavily loaded features like the 800MHz processor, super AMOLED screen, an integrated 1.9 megapixel camera and many such making it more lucrative to the users. The pricing lands up close to 299$, however once you have the look at this gadget you are surely going to forget it. Adding further to your choice this trendy watch offer you good variety of color belts but be specific while making the first choice as the casing cannot be detached from the belt. Overall the Smart Watch seems to be quite a promising product from Samsung. You can get this SmartWatch directly from Ebay at around 350$.
Sony Smart Watch 2
Pre-occupying the Smart Watch market with its first version Sony seems to climbing up the ladder with release of its second version. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is developed with the basic Android 4 version and above operability. The specs are a bit low compared to gear with 1.6 inch trans-reflexive LCD screen and a bit less resolution. Additionally it is not equipped with camera but it comes with the noticing feature of NFC being embedded into it. At the same time its pricing is less with $260 approx. The battery life for this watch is also considerably good with 3 to 4 days of operability under normal use. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is available at Ebay for around 200$.
Surprising the Smart Watch global community, Qualcomm has come with a Toq Smart Watch. It is not such a high end device that comes with 1.6 inch screen and 200MHz processor. The device however easily connects to your 4.0.3 and above Android equipped devices. The battery life functions with a normal usage for 3-4 days. Moreover it doesn’t come with a camera. Its most distinct feature is that it comes with a wireless battery charging feature with Qualcomm’s WiPower LE technology. Qualcomm has promised that it will be upgraded in terms of software which it will surely need to do if it wants to be the “pie of the eye” within its customers.
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