Introducing a brand-new way to stay connected. Samsung Galaxy Gear extends the smartphone experience to your wrist and keeps you updated with glance notifications, so you can keep up with calls, texts and emails. With a brilliant 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen, the sleek wearable device features a full metal body design and a comfortable strap. Connected to your Galaxy smartphone via low power Bluetooth, Galaxy Gear allows for discreet notifications, hands-free calling, music control, S Voice access and an array of exceptional features.
Device 1 Year Battery(ies)* 1 Year Case/Pouch/Holster* 90 Days Other Device Accessories* 1 Year
Samsung Galaxy Gear is the smart companion made to enhance your life without cramping your style. With real-time notifications, calls, voice commands and device-lock capabilities right on your wrist, you’ve never been so well connected or free from your smartphone.
Stay in the moment
Look at your phone without actually looking at it.
Use voice commands to place calls, compose messages and activate the alarm, camera, and more. You can even check the weather simply by asking.
Making calls on the move has never been easier. Now you can place calls and answer them directly from your Galaxy Gear. It’s the simple way to keep up when you have a lot going on.
Smart relay/quick glance notifications
Receive Quick Glance notifications, such as texts and phone calls on your wrist. When you want to respond with your phone, Smart Relay automatically displays the same message from your Galaxy Gear.
The perfect companion
Galaxy Gear’s sleek, durable design and versatile colors and faces mean you can wear it anywhere.
Customize your Galaxy Gear with Gear Manager. Change your camera settings, add watch faces, enable or disable features, organize apps and more.
Complete any look
Galaxy Gear matches your style for any occasion with customizable analog, digital, or pedometer clock faces. Plus, it’s water-resistant and dust proof. *
Stay in shape
Record your distances traveled and achieve your fitness goals with the S Health pedometer app.
It’s all connected
Galaxy Gear does more than keep time—it saves yours.
It’s all in the wrist
To turn your Galaxy Gear on or off flick your wrist. To browse functions, simply swipe right to left. And to exit the application, swipe down.
Find my device
Remotely activate sounds or vibrations with Find My Device to locate your lost smartphone. Likewise, you can use your phone to find your Galaxy Gear.
When you walk 5 feet from your Gear-compatible smartphone, Galaxy Gear’s Smart Lock automatically activates. When you return, Gear unlocks—no PIN required.
Pair your Galaxy Gear with the following Samsung devices:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy S 4 Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy S III Samsung Galaxy Mega
*Device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP55, which means that it is protected against dust intrusion and capable of withstanding water immersion of between 1m and one meter for 30 minutes. Device is not shock proof.
Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and voice, data and other applications-usage patterns.
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At the time I am writing this review the Galaxy Gear is designed to work with two devices; the Galaxy Note 3 (phone), and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (tablet). Though there is word that Samsung is about to roll out the update to the unbranded Galaxy S4's to give them compatibility. I am using this watch with the Note 3. The phone comes in packaging of the same style as the Note 3. In the box you'll find the watch, a Micro USB charger, the charging "cradle", and some manuals. Before being able to make use of the watch it is going to need to be charged; it had just enough power to tell me to charge it.
I let the watch charge to 100% and installed the application "Gear Manager" from the Samsung app store. Since Bluetooth and NFC were already enabled on my phone once the application was installed all I needed to do was tap the phone to the back of the charger. The devices discovered each other and I only had to click on OK on the phone and watch to complete the pairing.
As soon as the watch was paired I got to see alerts coming up on the phone and the watch; an incoming text message shows up on both. It's possible to select the notifications that will show up on the phone (SMS, E-Mail, Facebook, Google Hangouts, phone calls, and more). With setup complete I started using the watch. While you can have notifications show for almost any application one could divide the notifications into two groups.Read more ›
UPDATE - 1/13/14: Shortly after I wrote my original review I returned my Gear and decided to pursue other devices. This was just before the firmware update last December. I was frustrated with the limited notifications and battery life. So I decided to try the new Qualcomm Toq. I tried the Toq for about a week and returned it. Pros: - Excellent battery life (7 days) - Always on Mirasol color display (great in sunlight) - Robust notification capabilities - Cool wireless charging case but micro-usb is still preferred.
Cons: - You must cut the watch band for sizing - yikes! - Clunky design - not as comfortable to wear as the gear. - No voice note capability - Battery located at the bottom of the watch strap. - Confusing navigation - Expensive $350
Then I decided to try the new Sony Smartwatch 2. I had this watch for three days and returned it too. Pros: - Nice size - not too big - Display can still be read after backlight shuts down - Good build quality - Good app availability - good battery life
Cons: - no voice note capability - vibrate mode is loud and can not be adjusted - confusing navigation
So after all of that I re-purchased the Galaxy Gear yesterday! The new firmware update brings two major enhancements - usable notifications for all apps and extended battery life (from 24 hours to 48 hours).Read more ›
Before I write anything about this amazing watch, I advise you to just ignore the critics review(cnet, pcmag etc etc) for this watch. I didn't understand why they were so negative about this. I believe watches are traditionally known to do perfectly what they are supposed to do. Considering the fact that it is just a watch, there is no point putting too many features and making the watch too complex to use. In this criteria this watch fits very well. Here is what I feel about this watch:
1) Design & Look and Feel: The watch design and look and feel is too good and I felt really nice when I wore it. If you watch savvy and have been wearing tissot, citizen sports watches, your experience is going to be same. 2) Watch Size: Good for people with reasonably thick wrist. Skinny folks with thin wrist may not find it suitable and probably same goes for very thick wrist. 3) Features: This watch does well what it claims to do. I am not kind of person to expect the watch to do crazy things. It has different clock types so you have choice to have a virtual watch every day in a week. However I prefer to use the default one because I like having the temperature. Besides this I loved the email & message alerts right on my wrist. I have a website for which I have placed some alerts for downtime & fraud detection, payment etc. This helps me a lot especially when my phone is far from me. Lot of people criticized this watch for not having SNS integration. This is common sense that all such SNS apps are not owned by Samsung and Samsung can't influence(read force) them to release a galaxy gear version immediately. Based on the sales, user response, such apps will also come soon. I am anyway not kind of person who would hook up to facebook, twitter to follow updates.Read more ›