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.
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