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Bloomberg Confirms Samsung’s Plan to Launch Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Alongside Galaxy Note 3

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Within this past month, talks swirling around a possible smartwatch from Samsung, called Galaxy Gear (model number SM-V700), have escalated quickly. Today, sources of Bloomberg confirmed the rumors and we should fully expect to see the watch unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 3 on September 4 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin. 

According to two separate sources, Galaxy Gear will be able to make calls, control email accounts, send and receive text messages, plus browse the web with a built-in application. The only difference between what we have previously heard and the new report is that the device will not feature a curved display. Although, sources state that Samsung is currently working on introducing a curved display for future renditions of the device. The watch will in fact be powered by Android, but no word on which version of the OS it will be running.

We discussed the Galaxy Gear on this week’s DL Show, and it seems most of our staff is pretty excited to see what a big OEM can do with a smartwatch. Samsung is getting the jump on both Apple and Google in this department, so we will see just how high they set the bar for other major companies that look to enter the space.

Via: Bloomberg

  • http://friv-2.yepi-yepi.com/ Friv2games

    I wonder if it will be considered as a smartphone, as in you need a plan for it. In that case I would not be interested

    • freddieboy

      No plan, not standalone, works & pairs with u’re Smartphone. If not paired, works like a regular watch, although u can ck & read
      previous downloads, email, text, call list, etc.

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  • master94

    I would love the ability to make video calls with my smartwatches rather than current smart watches that just read notifications

  • Mark Schleupner

    Who cares about the watch? I just want the Note III.

  • HotInEER

    I’m really can’t wait for this event. I’ve narrowed down my next phone to either the Note 3 or the LG G2 and I want a new watch too…lol

    • freddieboy

      Note 3 all the way. Amazingly interesting combination of features, Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 gigs (DDR3)
      RAM, thinner & the same or a little samller than Note 2. So it will fit n u’re pocket/purse even better, that’s the main reason Sam DID NOT go with 6″+ screen, to keep the unit pocketable & usable.

  • Twofourturbo

    So the Galaxy Watch wont have a “CURVED” display or a “FLEXIBLE” display?? Those are two different things..

    • freddieboy

      Can’t have 1 without the other.

  • Charlie R.

    We’ve already seen a big OEM get into the Smart Watch game. Sony released a model last year and has another coming out next month.

    • n900mixalot

      The new one is their *third* attempt and not once have they come up with something successful. They need to stop focusing on functionality, and make it look amazing. That’s all they have to do.

    • zurginator

      Samsung has had a few before, as has Moto. They just all looked like crap and thus haven’t sold – watches are a fashion statement.

  • Twofourturbo

    Now just need a companion app between the watch and google glass so you can control your google glass by touching the watch instead of always reaching up to your glasses and tapping and rubbing on them.

    • jt O’Brien

      Doesn’t that nullify the whole point of glass?

  • XphoneTroll

    Oh man, I can not wait for the note 3 to be officially announced and released.. Waiting patiently here.

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    • Richard Yarrell

      Nothing will be better period after September 4th…

  • mustbepbs

    I’m starting to see the need for a gadget to control your gadget as I can no longer fit these gigantic fu**ing phones in my pockets. Gonna need to bring a backpack just to hold the phone, and a wristwatch to control it.

    I feel like we’re going backwards in ease of use with technology. Things are becoming more cumbersome instead of less.

    • Bill Hill

      Maybe I should knock some sense into you with my giant phone

      • freddieboy

        Or just use a nice bluetooth headset, like I have for years. Also the Note 3 will b 1.6mm thinner & possibly a little narrower & not as tall, so it will still fit n u’re pocket.

  • joejoe5709

    I think I might be more excited for this than Google Glass. Very excited to see how this turns out. If around $100, I’m definitely on board.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    so it’s not a slap band? that’s what i really wanted.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Someone I just think I’m going to hate it…. if it’s one thing Samsung doesn’t know how to do is optimize software…. but we’ll see

    • joejoe5709

      Agreed this would be better coming from Google/Motorola but it’s a start.

      • tyguy829

        That’s coming later this year. It’s internally called the Moto xWATCH

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        The Moto Actv was really underrated as a smartwatch. It just never took off, unfortunately, but it had a ton of really cool features aimed at sports enthusiasts.

        • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

          I got one of those. Its a pretty hefty/bulky watch. great for running or biking, like you said. I use it more as a fitness band type device than a watch.

  • Steve Douglas

    I’m struggling to see how a smartwatch with a small screen would be usable for sending emails,texts etc.. Someone help me get excited about this! I want to want one, but not seeing the need yet…

  • kstagg

    No curved display? Bummer.

    • hkklife

      Hey, they gotta hold something in reserve for the 2nd generation! For some reason I am actually really looking forward to both launches at this event.

      • michael arazan

        Unless Apple sues to stop the watch claiming it is a blatant ripoff of the iPod Nano

        • Richard Yarrell

          Piss on Apple

  • jboogie1289

    Lets do this!!!!!!

  • Manny

    They should at least wait for apple to release the iwatch. Now they have nothing to copy.

    • Michael Hammond

      No, now is the perfect time for said “iWatch” …. that way Apple can copy yet again innovative technology and claim that Samsung took it…. That’s what they do, right – litigate vs innovate?

      • Manny

        Really. Where have you been for the last 6 years ? What did apple copy from samsung?

        • NexusPhan69

          Have you seen iOS 7?

          • Manny

            Yes I have. Your point? It’s the same as ios 6 with a diffrent color scheme..WTF is the diffrence.

          • master94

            I think he was implying that iOS 7 took a lot of design ideas and features from Android and webos. But honestly. Anyone who thinks a galaxy looks like a iPhone is blind. The only real thing Samsung stole from Apple was the bounce back feature and nothing else. Everything else had prior art. Only reason Samsung lost to Apple was because it wasn’t allowed to use most of its evidence since Judge Judy removed most of Samsung’s data as punishment for handing it in late while allowing Apple to Photoshop false evidence. really unfair but whatever. Its how courts works.

          • Manny

            Funny but no one remembers the original galaxy. The hardware was exactly like an iphone and not to mention touchwiz with no app drawer exactly like ios. That’s why samsung lost. Samsung brass were in love with the iphone and since they helped apple build it they thought it would be ok to copy it.

          • Mitch

            …The Galaxy S had no app drawer? Yes it did have one. If you’re talking the original Galaxy Phone, yes it indeed did have an app drawer. The only android related thing without an app drawer would be MIUI.

            Also, I fail to see how this looks like an iPhone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_i7500

            The S1 looks more like that thing in terms of aesthetics than the iPhone.

          • Manny

            My mistake Mitch I meant this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S

            There’s no way sammy designed this on their own. Everything before this from samsung was crap and mostly flip phone. The iphone drops and all of a sudden they drop this…

          • master94

            Except I think LG did the whole touch design first so both companies stole from LG not Apple.

  • DJyoSNOW

    I just hope the price is not outrageous. Also that it has plenty of GPS and or work out related features.

  • eli

    dear god, all I want is to have a cool looking stopwatch, all the rest will be a bonus..

    • Ej McCarty

      really. that’s your main concern. stopwatch. gtfo

      • eli

        You’d be surprised how handy it would be when timing in-between sets at the gym. As well as skipping tracks without taking your phone out.

  • Michael Hammond

    Galaxy S4 (own) + Galaxy Watch (shut up and take my money) + Google Glass (shut up and take my money) = …..?

    Dunno, but they’re gonna be mine!

    • eli

      I wonder if it will be considered as a smartphone, as in you need a plan for it. In that case I would not be interested

      • Ej McCarty

        no, damn you’re comment irk me. it will connect to your phone via bluetooth. hench why you’ll be able to make calls and text from your phone number…
        Forced sterilization is a must in some cases, this being one of them.

        • eli

          Sorry to have rustled your jimmies, friend. There is no need to be upset. :)

        • DroidRockets

          Damn *your spelling irks me.. proof reading is a must in some cases, this being one of them.

          • eli

            Haha, Was gonna point that out. Guy must have gotten fired or something lol

    • Tyler Durden

      I’ll wait for glass to be updated with newer specs and lower price. Looks quite awesome though.

      • ahhh yes

        when glass is avail to public only going to cost around $400-$500 not bad.

        • Tyler Durden

          For what it is now, it’s not worth $400-500. Its got cool features but not that cool.

          • JoshGroff

            I’d drop that for Glass with prescription lenses. (Only way I’d be able to use it) >.>

    • Jorge

      profit!

  • Tyler Durden

    I am SO ready. Sure the Note 3 will be over the top, but I mean… We’re men. That’s what we do.

  • Godzilla

    My wrist is ready

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Mine too!

      • tyguy829

        Gear Cult? That just doesn’t have the same ring to it….