According to Gigaom, Samsung is ready to launch a smart watch named Galasy Gear with likelihood to open a store on Time Square to sell it. Delivery time is expected to be on October. Now let’s take a closer look at its hardware.
Samsung has revealed to developers diverse design for the watch before, and most of them are equipped with square OLED displays that show full spectrum of colors. It is 2.5 inches diagonally (3 inches, if case is included.). Driven by a dual core processor, it gets pretty decent battery life. The previous report suggested that this smart watch was equipped with a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU and a 320 x 320 resolution display.
What is more, camera on the strap, mini speaker on the clasp, this smart watch is also said to be equipped with built-in NFC allowing for bump-to-sync and authenticate. And it can be connected with smart phones by Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
In terms of sensor, Galaxy Gear has a built-in accelerometer to make sure the watch is on when you raise your arm in front of your eyes, which is a pretty cool way to wake the watch. This watch screen supports multi-touch but probably not supports inputting text. Various sensors inserted, this watch is able to replace the existing wearable computing devices. Along with S-Health tracking apps for Galaxy S 4, they can be a major influence.
Galaxy Gear is supposed to apply Android 4.1 or 4.2, and keep tight sync with smart phones and tablets. For example, if you open a new e-mail from Notification Center and you can also see it on the connected smart phone. Apart from e-mails, Samsung is going to integrate Twitter, Facebook and more into this smart watch.
It is said that Samsung is going to develop specialized apps to manage the connection of this smart watch to with smart phone, in a certain extent, like MyGlass for Google Glass. The connection will use Samsung’s proprietary accessory protocol, so apps running on the watch will be its own endpoints working directly with the servers.
The interesting part is apps on the smart watch directly come from Samsung App Store. Samsung may seriously begin to be independent of Google. Likely you have to buy a Samsung Galaxy phone, if you want to use Samsun Galaxy Gear smart watch. It really copies too much from Apple.
Notification is growingly important in the new post-PC era. It has been used more and more frequently. We exchange information with hardware and services through Notification, so there is point for smart phone manufacturers to change their mind and treat smart phone as personal manager taking responsibility of collecting all the notices to the center.
Not long ago, Phil, CEO of Evernote said: “None of this is going to be super mainstream in 6 or 12 months, but I think it’s going to be in the next two or three years… It’s going to go faster than people expect.” Samsung launched the smart watch in advance indicates it will challenge Apple in the smart watch game. If it loses, it just proves Apple’s succeed.