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Topic # 129140 5-Sep-2013 06:31
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Announced an hour ago, much more fully featured than I expected.

I'll take one to go with my Note 3 ASAP please :-)


16/4/14 Updated thread to include all Samsung wearables.

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  Reply # 890032 5-Sep-2013 06:32
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are you willing to charge it every night? (normal use = 23 hrs only)







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  Reply # 890040 5-Sep-2013 07:13
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nakedmolerat: are you willing to charge it every night? (normal use = 23 hrs only)


Yep. Charge my phone every night and take my current watch off every night so no different.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 890129 5-Sep-2013 10:10
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They say 25 hours battery life.

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  Reply # 890137 5-Sep-2013 10:21
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I have just managed to grab a pebble. It is certainly refreshing to not have to pull the phone out of the pocket to find out what notification I just got. Phone is now on silent permanently. It should make my smartphone usage "less obtrusive"

The Gear is a nice looking phone. Maybe the Sony Smartwatch 2 is a better option with better battery life?

The Gear must be bluetooth 4 only due to it's limited compatibility? Nice to see it is kind of waterproof.




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  Reply # 890139 5-Sep-2013 10:24
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Some cool features, but personally think the price is a bit steep. Also not being a Samsung phone or tablet user, it's not going to convert me into one just so I can get the watch

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  Reply # 890189 5-Sep-2013 10:54
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I'm thinking that due to these smart watches being still in infancy its just a marketing thingy to match it with the Note 3, doing this continually will make the item unsaleable but being new tech there is a biggish niche for early adopters.




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  Reply # 890218 5-Sep-2013 11:36
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jeffnz: I'm thinking that due to these smart watches being still in infancy its just a marketing thingy to match it with the Note 3, doing this continually will make the item unsaleable but being new tech there is a biggish niche for early adopters.


Indeed, it does sound similar to another startup unit I backed and expect for christmas. They Kreyos. Pebble certainly lead the way in innovation, now they all want in on it.

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  Reply # 890366 5-Sep-2013 15:07
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I've got a Sony smartwatch, and now know what I'm looking for in a watch. The toq by qualcomm has piqued my interest. http://toq.qualcomm.com/#toq-hello

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  Reply # 890388 5-Sep-2013 15:43
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c'mon Scott where's the nice pic's of the Watch




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  Reply # 890400 5-Sep-2013 15:53
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whatever happened to this????






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  Reply # 890647 5-Sep-2013 21:33
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They need inductive charging pads imo. Would make it easier to take it off and place it on the pad rather than plug it i and water proof too.



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  Reply # 896977 17-Sep-2013 14:36
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Telecom has it exclusively in NZ (initially at least) on the 3rd October for $449. Note 3 available from them same day (and required for the watch to work until the S4 gets 4.3) for $1199.

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  Reply # 896981 17-Sep-2013 14:43
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Thanks Scott. Have forwarded this information to SWMBO. No way I'm going to tell her while she's in the same room as me!




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  Reply # 896985 17-Sep-2013 14:46
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BigHammer: Thanks Scott. Have forwarded this information to SWMBO. No way I'm going to tell her while she's in the same room as me!


Rumours of Gear 2 for early '14 so I would wait ;-)

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  Reply # 896988 17-Sep-2013 14:48
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The Samsung GEAR is exclusive to Telecom. Here is some more information:


Samsung GALAXY Gear and Note 3 but I thought I’d let you know that both devices will launching with us on October 3. I’m also pleased to announce that the GALAXY Gear will be exclusively available to Telecom customers for the month of October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Device

 

 

Outright Purchase

 

 

Samsung GALAXY Gear

 

 

$449

 

 

Samsung Note 3

 

 

$1199

 

 



 

Key Product Specifications of the Samsung GALAXY Gear 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor

 

 

800 MHz processor

 

 

Display

 

 

 1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

 

 

Camera

 

 

1.9 Megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera / Sound & Shot

 

 

Video

 

 

Codec: H.264

 

Format: MP4

 

HD(720p) Playback & Recording

 

 

Audio

 

 

Codec: AAC

 

Format : M4A

 

 

Connectivity

 

 

Bluetooth® v 4.0 + BLE

 

 

Sensor

 

 

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

 

 

Memory

 

 

4GB Internal memory + 512 MB (RAM)

 

 

Dimension

 

 

36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g

 

 

Battery

 

 

Standard battery, Li-ion 315mAh

 

 

Colours

 

 

On launch the GALAXY Gear will be available in Jet Black and Oatmeal Beige.

 

 






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