Galaxy Gear

Samsung's smart watch leaks ahead of its IFA debut

According to sources at Venture Beat, you're looking at a prototype of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Gear smart watch. It was sent to a trusted partner, who showed it, and a demo video, to Venture Beat.

The watch is said to be about 3-inches diagonally, with an OLED display and a 4MP camera and speakers built into the strap. On the function side, the watch is said to come preloaded with health and fitness applications, which will connect with your Galaxy smartphone (and possibly all Android phones) to be a companion device rather than a stand alone solution. Also included are social integration apps like Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to initiate calls from the watch itself.

Smart watches are nothing new. Motorola has tried and apparently given up (for now) with their Motoactv series, Sony has released several models with limited success, and the Pebble is enjoying a limited, but enthusiastic, user base from fans of wearable tech. With the three giants of the mobile industry — Apple, Google and Samsung — said to be developing smart watches, we expect to see big things this holiday season. 

For more details about today's leak from Samsung, visit the source link below.

Source: Venture Beat