Mikah Sargent and Newsy present the latest leaked details on the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch Aug. 30, 2013. The touchscreen should be 2.5 inches and non-flexible (that doesn't seem fun). A dual-core processor should run the device. It is said to also have NFC and Bluetooth. Accelerometers and many sensors should also accompany the device. It should also have an HD camera.
Storage will be "old-time" low - but that should OK for a convenient digital device. Galaxy Gear is to be offered in dual storage - 6 Mb and 8 Mb. The battery is said to be rechargeable too. However they say there is no SIM card - so it should not operate like a phone. However, with Bluetooth one might think that they (Samsung) may upgrade the device to have some form of communication. But that may be just too distracting. If used by drivers in traffic it could also be a source for accidents.
How long is the battery life? GigaOm reported that it should be about "10 hours". Is it patented? AmongTech reported that it is and they provided patent images of the smartwatch. The device is U. S. Trademarked as 86022079. It seems like somebody should have reviewed the Identification section of the filing. That section states that the Galaxy Gear device should be capable of "providing access to the internet and sending and receiving phone calls." Seems also like somebody should have "scooped" that part.
Although the current thinking that the Galaxy Gear is not a smartphone, tablet or other device the statement goes on to say that it should help manage those. Apologies if the statement appears to be in any way confusing. But Samsung will likely do a press release or other event in the near future? Reading the information in the BGR report something may be taking place on September 4.
It also seems unlikely that the device will be open sourced. Samsung, of course, has an app store of its own. Droid Life has provided leaked images of the Gear Manager and the Galaxy Gear's apps. Why is the Galaxy Gear and developing smartwatch market becoming important? Watching Bloomberg TV video one can see Jungah Lee report that the next generation device market is going to be worth about $1.5 billion in 2014. That's a big number and that's why Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is worth watching.