But until then, let's take a little break from Apple, and round up a few other rumors that've been making the rounds the last couple weeks: Samsung might release a Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch … Read more
Samsung unveiled its first smartwatch just a couple of weeks ago. Is a successor already in the works?
A Galaxy Gear 2 is indeed currently in development, at least according to Korean news site Media. According to unnamed sources, the next version of Samsung's smartwatch will offer GPS, improved battery life, and support for a greater array of Android devices. The Galaxy Gear currently can pair with one device only -- Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.
The new watch could be unveiled next year at the Consumer Electronics Show in January or the Mobile World Congress in February, say … Read more
The Korean electronics giant has partnered with designer Dana Lorenz on jewelry to accompany its wearable computing device, including spiky metal charms that can attach to the watch's strap. While the line doesn't include custom bands for the Gear just yet, that could change in the future.
"I feel the sky is the limit," Lorenz told CNET.
Fashion Week may not be Samsung's typical venue, but the company looked right at home Sunday in the main white tent at … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Gear is the latest smartwatch to attempt to crack the code on wearable computers. It is loaded with sensors and a camera, and has the brief battery life of a smartphone. It also costs $299. At the other end of the spectrum is the Pebble, a $150 watch with week-long battery life that relies more on a "micro-interactions" with an iOS or Android smartphone to be useful.
Pebble, which raised $10 million on Kickstarter and earned a spot at Best Buy, had orders for more than 275,000 watches by mid-July, and in excess of … Read more
This was a big week in tech, and we've got the video to prove it.
IFA 2013 in Berlin kicked off to a roaring start with tons of announcements and reveals, including the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear, an Android-powered smartwatch that partners with your phone. We also saw a 55-inch OLED TV from LG that actually comes with a paint-style frame to mount on your wall. Can a TV really be a work of art? To get the full highlights, you'll want to check out our must-see videos from IFA.
On the other side of the world, … Read more
Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big color OLED screen. Heck, it even has a mic and speaker plus a camera.
But just how useful are these watches really, and how do they stack up against each other? Read on as we break down Samsung's and Sony's tempting wearable tech entries.
Sony SmartWatch 2 If you're … Read more
Verizon customers can now preorder Samsung's new Note 3 phablet alone or bundled with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Launched on Friday, the order page for the Note 3 lists the device selling for $299.99 with the usual two-year agreement and $699.99 on a month-to-month basis.
But consumers who also want to strap the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch on their wrist can purchase the Gear and the Note 3 as a package from Verizon for $599.98.
AT&T is also offering the Note 3 for $299.99 with a two-year contract or $35 a month via … Read more
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