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Bad Decision Alert: Snapchat Releases App for Samsung Galaxy Gear

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I use Snapchat almost daily, sending and receiving absolutely meaningless photos and videos between my friends from my phone. The only thing that sounds worse to me than opening a loud video or stupid photo in public on my phone is opening one of those on a watch attached to my wrist. Nevertheless, the Snapchat team was extremely quick on the uptake and has released an app specifically made for the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

The Gear was just announced last week and isn’t compatible with regular Android apps. Developers have to use the SDK that Samsung provided for the Gear to make their apps, but the Snapchat team has gotten it done. The app has the exact same capabilities of its phone counterpart, using the Gear’s 1.4MP camera to take photos and 10 second long 720p videos. You can send and receive as much as you like right from your wrist. What it can’t do is hide the embarrassment you’ll feel from doing so in public.

Via: TechCrunch

  • Josh

    I think I will wait for Iwatch

  • CHRIS42060

    Its almost like we are all 007 now….. Being able to take random, and potentially unknown pictures from our watch that will self destruct after 10 seconds.

    • michael arazan

      I’ll wait till they put a laser on it

  • SamBoy

    Opinions need to be clearly marked on this site because that’s all this is.

  • U No

    U no like smartwatch?

  • joseph barrientos

    lol i dont see myself using a gear watch to take a picture and having people thinking im some sort of secret agent lol

  • Jeremy Alajajian

    No worse of a decision than Samsung selling this watch for $300…

  • aznmode1

    So how would you send a self portrait if the camera is on the outside of your wrist? lol.

    • john


    • CHRIS42060

      Turn the watch around and wear it upside down.

  • mechapathy

    Oh good! Now my watch can reboot all the time too! I use snapchat daily as well, but it’s a garbage app.

  • Does this still play the shutter sound when taking a picture? One would hope so.

    • moelsen8

      i think that’s a legal thing in some places, so i would bet.

    • rjr162

      My S3 doesnt

  • Sexting has never become so easy

    • Bob G

      You are thinking too small there. Creepshots will be spread faster now.

      • michael arazan

        Upskirts and down-blouses shots are going to increase