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9/5/2013
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Samsung's New Gadgets: Visual Tour

Samsung's Note 3 smartphone and Note 10.1 tablet feature sleek design bonuses, while the Galaxy Gear smartwatch breaks new ground.
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The much-anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch packs smartphone features into a wearable accessory for the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. It has a metallic face but is primarily made of plastic, and available colors include black, gray, beige, green, gold and orange. The 1.63" screen has 320 x 320 pixels. The watch has an 800-MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB for photo storage. According to Samsung, it has a battery life of 24 hours.

Features include a 1.9-megapixel camera built into the wristband, which can also record 10-second videos. It can also be used as a speakerphone. The watch runs on Android, but its interface is simple. You can switch watch faces and apps with the swipe of one finger.

For my colleague Eric Zeman's take on the smartwatch, see Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons.

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Michael Endler
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9/6/2013 | 10:34:18 PM
re: Samsung's New Gadgets: Visual Tour
"The 10" screen has 2560 x 1600"... I wonder how much benefit users will actually get from all those pixels, at typical viewing distances. Still looks like a nice device. I am far from sold on the smartwatch, however, especially given the price and compatibility limitations.
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