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Whether smartwatches are going to be a real growth market or something of a damp squib remains to be seen, but that isn't stopping Samsung from jumping into the arena with both feet. By announcing the Galaxy Gear at today's IFA briefing in Berlin, Samsung has not just launched a new product, but it's also managed to pip Apple to market. With the iPhone maker repeatedly tipped to have a smartwatch of its own in the works, getting there first could be a major coup for Samsung.
Samsung is busier than most when it comes to releasing new devices, but while the South Korean company offers dozens of smartphones and tablets, the main topic of conversation right now pertains a supposed smartwatch effort. The Twitter handle @evleaks, famed for getting hold of snaps and information about new products prior to their showcasing, has done it once more with the alleged Galaxy Gear smartwatch, releasing what appears to be a screen capture of the Android interface of the device's "Galaxy Management" companion app.
September 4th is the expected date of the arrival of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, a device that smartphone fans have been waiting on ever since the company released its flagship Galaxy S4 some months back. But alongside that unveiling, we're anticipating the very first smart watch effort from the South Korean outfit in the form of the Galaxy Gear. Today, for the very first time, GigaOM has divulged some of the specs of the wearable gadget, and although there aren't as many details as some prospective Galaxy Gear owners might have liked, we finally have some reliable knowledge about the device's hardware.
Earlier this month, Samsung sent out invites to an Unpacked 2013 event on September 4th, and at the time, we pondered whether the so-called Galaxy Gear smart watch would make an appearance alongside the inevitable Galaxy Note 3 announcement. A recent SamMobile report appears to corroborate this ongoing notion, with the blog stating that the wearable gadget will be given the model number SM-V700.
With the Galaxy S4 having been comfortably established in the market for a good while now, most recent press pertaining Samsung's smartphone division has encircled the release of the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 3. Reports today suggest the device could be unveiled in just a month's time, and to up the ante just a little further, it also appears we may finally see evidence of Samsung's elusive smart watch effort, or the Galaxy Smart Watch as the tech world loves to call it.
Reports of Apple building an iWatch have gained a significant amount of traction over the past couple of months, and naturally, there have been plenty of suggestions that several rivaling companies could be about to make similar arrangements. Following on from reports that both Google and Samsung are considering this particular branch of wearable tech, The Wall Street Journal has chimed in news that Redmond-based software giant may too be working on such a device.
While the early notion of a smart watch from Samsung launching alongside the company's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone didn't materialize, Lee Young Hee, Executive VP of Samsung Mobile, has told Bloomberg that the product is real, and is currently in development. The wearable tech, it would seem, will go head to head not only with the wildly-popular Pebble smart watch, but also Apple's heavily rumored iWatch, to which the Cupertino company is said to have dedicated a team of over one hundred personnel.
The technology industry seems to be overflowing at the moment with discussions related to whether or not smart watches are a particularly good idea and feasible piece of consumer tech that will stand the test of time. The Pebble E-Paper watch managed to raise a staggering $10 million through its Kickstarter funding, a total that all but confirms consumers are ready for an intelligent watch that can adapt and change depending on the owner and the devices that they own. Although we have subsequently seen a number of smart watches appearing in recent months, we now have a Google inspired concept design coming from design Adrian Maciburko.