Galaxy Gear Hands-on, Looks cool on the wrist

Recently, Samsung announced about Galaxy Gear hitting the mark of 800,000 units shipment in Two Months. One of those them was a loyal Samsung customer Mr.Vaibhav Kamat whom we met, and we managed to take quite a few pictures for our readers during this hands-on :

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The Gear is a nifty little device. It snaps right onto your wrist, and looks almost normal. Most functionality is achieved by the touchscreen, but the physical button on the right side of the Gear proves to be crucial. It acts like the power/lock key in Android smartphones.

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The Gear does quite a many functions while seamlessly integrating with the phone. We had an S4 paired with it, and experienced no lag in executing any action. It shows your call logs, acts as a dialer, shows your contacts, acts as a media controller, and a few more.

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The most interesting part is the camera that comes on the front ended strap of the watch. It manages to take photographs that are quite clear. The camera settings give you an option to choose between two resolutions, with aspect ratio of 1:1 and 4.3. There is a gallery app which displays the photos taken.

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The Gear also has a pedometer app, which is a nice addition. All in all it is a very impressive device. Comes with a subtle UI, and works pretty smooth. If you are a geek who likes to spend big bucks on gadgets, and has a compatible Samsung phone we would definitely recommend this one.

Recently, Samsung had also posted a infographic which showed the  “History of wearable devices“.

Palash Volvoikar

Hardcore Geek. Engineer. Movie buff. Legilimens. A practical theorist. Optimization is my religion. Feel free to hit me up if you need any help with tech.

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