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Samsung posts its own extensive Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear tutorial video

Some of us may be feeling a bit of "Galaxy" overload after the crazy flurry of announcements yesterday, but Samsung is moving right along today by posting an extensive video walkthrough of its latest big devices — the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. The 18-minute long video, which you can see above, thoroughly covers pretty much every new function that can be found in the new Galaxy Note, along with a good portion of explanation about how the Galaxy Gear fits into the mix.

The most interesting portion relating to the Galaxy Gear is a walkthrough of the "Gear Manager" app, which is the portal for customizing and setting up the device when paired to your phone. If you're interested in just the Gear angle you can skip ahead about 12 minutes, but the entire video is quite informative.

Read: Galaxy Note 3 hands-on | Hands-on with the Galaxy Gear

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

73 Comments
  • Way to go. Now we can make informed decisions... Posted via Android Central App
  • Absolutely. I am almost totally sold on this phone but this will go along way towards cementing it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Also, in before: The back is ugly, just change it
    It lags, we cannot tell anything from a two minute video
    Those gimmicks and bloat! Maybe to you, I use them on the s3
    Nexus 5! You know nothing about the 5 so stfu and gtfo Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol, I had to read that twice to see what you did there.... Its been a long day. Posted via Android Central App
  • Awwww someone is catching a temper tantrum because people will insult his precious. Well enjoy your bloated cartoon gingerbread looking touchwiz. Oh yeah Nexus 5 > Note 3. :)
  • Nope just cutting off the usual arguments from idiots like yourself. Forgot the touchwiz one, use a launcher dbag Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol, damn. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • Are you one of those people with a N5? You've actually seen it? Held it? Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes, time machines are a fantastic thing.
  • What's Nexus 5s preciouses? Can we eats it? Gollum, gollum!
  • Well you can eat 4.4 KitKat Also the narrator sounds like she has a speech impediment or maybe english might be a 2nd language. She sounds like she could be Kripke's sister on the Big Bang Theory
  • I am a fan of the design of the Note 3. Best designed Samsung phone to date IMO. The faux leather and stitching gives it that "portfolio" distinguished look. And based on the specs and this video, it is going to be a beast. Very worthy upgrade.
  • I thought the AC folks said that the "faux leather" was just textured plastic made to look like fabric. I'm a fan of the Note 2 and especially the stylus. I will have to wait to see the fit and finish of this new model before casting judgement.
  • Plastic plastic. Plastic is plastic plasticity! Plasticine plastic.
  • Hey guess what? It is faux leather, at least be a knowledgeable troll Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 lol! Posted via Android Central App
  • I was mocking the cries of "But, it's plastic!" nimrod. I guess it was over your head.
  • you for got the /s but when I saw the comment you put above that one, I got it. Sorry for being quick
  • Are you a iSheep or an HTC investor?
  • Too bad that video didn't explain why both products look like ass.
  • They didn't want to show of either a picture of your dear old mom next to your girl. Would have been embarrassing and apparently your mom had to be on the corner or she would lose the spot Posted via Android Central App
  • +11111 Posted via Android Central App
  • OMG, wow. Shit got real, 14 hours ago! Lol! Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • Here we go... Some smarta$$ from ghetto is telling multi-billion dollar corporations how to make and sell products. /amazing
  • Really? They look like ass? I love the look of a woman's ass! Just one more selling point. Posted via Android Central App
  • Depends is it Bar Refaeli ass or Susan Boyle ass...there is a HUGE difference
  • Why you picking on Susan Boyle. She knows she's er...matronly...you don't have to rub it in.
  • Emphasis on the word HUGE lol Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • So. Much. This. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • As a note 2 owner, I am glad to see that the pen finally works on the back/menu buttons! (3:12 in the video)
  • I noticed that too. It sounds like a simple thing, but it's really a huge improvement. Why should users be forced to use their fingers if they already have the s-pen in hand?
  • It does so already on the Note 8
  • Great Video. Posted via Android Central App
  • At the very least this video shows what the future holds for mobile tech.
    I'm not interested in buying either device, but as a 1.0 release it shows the direction things are heading - certainly for wearable tech. Give it a few years and I suspect we'll all be amazed at what's possible. Just think, a less obtrusive Google Glass; smaller, lighter, more responsive wearable tech and a device that rarely leaves your pocket and I'm all in. I'm a Nexus guy so many of Sammy's wiz-bang applets mean nothing to me. But solid, foolproof interactive interfaces mean a lot.
  • I am with you. 1.0 doesn't thrill me but I am excited to see where it goes Posted via Android Central App
  • I just want a badge I can wear and tap to call someone ala Star Trek.
  • Amen to that brother! Posted via Android Central App
  • Beer here!
  • Beer everywhere! Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • I am trying to get away from the note devices having owned both previous models. I am not going to even watch this video because it might make me spend my $700 I am saving for the next nexus!!! Sent from my bada$$ GT-I9505G
  • If u naturally want to buy it from watching the video... Why in the world are you fighting against what u want????... Just saying.. Don't let Nexus enthusiast on here make you feel like nothing beats a nexus... Nothing beats being happy.. Buy which ever one makes u satisfied and happy Posted via Android Central App
  • Nothing beats being happy.. /truer words were never spoken
  • Yeah, +9000 to both of you. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • Lol. I am happier with the 5 inch size or the sweet spot as I call it. I am also a vanilla android fan currently carrying a S4 Google edition. Sent from my bada$$ GT-I9505G
  • Love those features they are really slick. I really like the updates they added to the snote. Posted via Android Central App
  • Note3 or G2 uuuuuhhhhhhhh!!!!! Idk idk idk... Smh... G2 perfect size better camera (it seems) more snappy UI.. Mostly screen looks sick and wouldn't mind being a tester for the button placement.. UI is ugly.. Lol. Note3.. More support faster updates.. i can still use my 64g micro.. S-pen heavily improved.. UI looks waay better and polished vs Lg.. I like the Samsung community I've been on for 3yrs now..i know what I'm getting vs Lg
    Not to mention resale value.. My note2 sells for 350-400 still.. Idk what a G2 will sell for in a year Man i do not know.. I'll be in verizon fpr an hour comparing.. Smh Posted via Android Central App
  • same tough decision for me man....the G2 looks so good with those tiny bezels...Optical Image stabilization seems legit. I miss my note 2 and i'm using a replacement iphone 4s... I can't wait to be back on android. Going back to the note 2 seems like the better decision though...
  • It's the safe decision... I admit.. Just love the fluidity on the LG G2.. Its so snappy and the phone looks great.. But for what the note3 does.. It feels silly not to get it... Since i like the note2 so much... Again I'll see which one wins me over in my hand Posted via Android Central App
  • I cant wait to buy this phone! If the watch had been in 150 price range I would have (maybe) considered it but at 300 its a 100% no! Love the phone though!
  • When were watches Ever cheap? Every watch Ive see has been 300 and up...so shush
  • How long does the battery on the watch last?
  • If I remember right, 10-12 hours but I very well could be wrong.
  • That sounds about right. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • Water drop sounds.....that's why people hate Touch Wiz. And by people I mean me.
  • You don't matter, no offense.
  • Well i hate it (water drops) too... so it turn off.. Posted via Android Central App
  • or changed it
  • Pretty much a remedy for everything there. Turn off the sounds. Get Nova Launcher. Get Widget Locker. Add any icon pack to your liking. Boom. Pretty much a brand new phone.
  • Well that is the beauty of Android over the competition, you can change your phone to be as you want it.
  • When I had my S3, I loved the water sound! It gave the UX that nature feel. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • I want the Snapdragon 800 chip with a phone that has SD Slot and a removable battery. Any other options?
  • waiting to see the HTC ONE MAX because i can buy and decide
  • I won't lie, that video actually made ScrapBooker very appealing to me. As a theatre person, I can see it being extremely useful for fast research and sudden discoveries when inspiring material shows its head. Cool stuff. Also, that woman's accent is very unusual.
  • Korean trying oh so hard to enunciate properly and not come off with too much of an accent...
  • I honestly wouldn't have guessed Korean. It sounded almost European at times.
  • Ikr. I can see myself using scrapbook all the time. Posted via Android Central App
  • There really has never been a better time for smartphone choices. LG G2 looks good. Just handed down an S4 to the boy, and went back to the rooted note2. had the HTC one, great phone as well. So, with the new features of the spen, it's almost a no brainer for me. Work and pleasure in one phone. Should I holdout for the devs to come up with a note3 rom on the note2? Is the 3gb of ram a game changer? I actually prefer the Slimey plastic look over the new faux crap. Would have been better off without the stitching IMO.
  • Meh, I think I'll pass on the watch. The phone is a very big maybe.
    I picked up a Note 2 used in great condition and I'm really liking it. I'm liking the fact that my phone isn't on contract even more.
    I think I'll sit tight for a while and see what is coming down the pipe in the next few months before pulling the trigger on a contract phone.
  • This is good..
    There is not this overwhelming "Buy It!" anymore.. The Theme for 2013 IMO is Choice.. More than ever before for High End Buyers.
  • Want!
  • This phone is beyond amazing very innovative. I see this brand sticking around for a while.
  • So when does the galaxy gear come out?? Posted via Android Central App
  • Wow so I feel really weird for this. I was a long time blackberry fan and just crossed the line into android and although there are a few things I miss I'M WONDERING WHAT TOOK SO LONG. I now rock an s4and already feel like I'm behind. This note 3 is looking awesome. Any chance the s4 will get this update as well? Anywhos looking forward to the learning curve. Posted via Android Central App