Samsung has been rumored to be planning a reveal of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch for some time now, and now new images and information have been leaked that allegedly show a prototype of the device. The Galaxy Gear could be fully revealed by Samsung later this week.
VentureBeat claims to have gotten a hold of a Galaxy Gear prototype from an unnamed source. While they were not allow to take direct photos of the device, they were also shown a promotional video for the Galaxy Gear that the site was apparently able to take images of that show the smartwatch in action.
The article claims that this device will be a companion, rather than a replacement, for a smartphone. The prototype has a large 3-inch display, a 4-megapixel camera inside the strap and speakers in its clasp. The device reportedly lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. VentureBeat claims the watch will support voice commands as well as integration with Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
However, the article hints that the Galaxy Gear is meant to be used primarily as a fitness device like the Nike Fuelband or Fitbit Flex. There will be apps made for the smartwatch that will help with tracking heart rate, calories, steps and more. All in all, it sounds like the Galaxy Gear is being made for a rather niche market and that we might have to wait a bit longer for a smartwatch made to truly take over the duties of a smartphone.
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