Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 10:46am IST | Agency: ANI

Samsung unveiled its latest smart gadget at Germany’s IFA event, which is set to rival the likes of Apple, Sony and Google in the wearable computing market.

Samsung revealed its Galaxy Gear smartwatch which is designed to connect with a smartphone, also the user to send text messages browse the web and do the usual calling too.

The company’s Mobile head JK Shin said that the watch is set to become a new fashion icon around the world.

The Galaxy Gear is powered by Android 4.3 with a custom interface and alerts wearers about incoming messages and calls on its 1.63 diagonally inched display screen, Fox News reports.

The watch consists of a 1.9-megapixel camera which can capture images as well as record 10-second video clips and comes with 4GB of storage.

According to the report, the smartwatch will come in several colors and will also work with popular social media and fitness apps such as Twitter and RunKeeper.

The smartwatch will be made available from September 25 worldwide.

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