Late last week, South Korean electronics powerhouse Samsung finally unveiled its highly-anticipated smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany. With the current excitement around the innovations, wearable technology is poised to be the next trend to sweep the market.
Sporting a 320x320 pixel screen, the smartwatch contains a camera and sports 512MB of RAM- which sounds very impressive for something designed to be worn around your wrist. Galaxy Gear will be available in the US as of October, though it may be released as early as September 25 in other countries. Though in the past Samsung has often been seen as following in competitor Apple’s footsteps, the addition of the Galaxy Gear to their portfolio of products is definitely a step towards new innovations by Samsung.
Galaxy Gear isn’t the only attempt at smartphone technology on the market at the moment; Sony has revamped its originally underwhelming smartwatch model and Pebble’s smartwatch has already sold of 85,000 units as of July 2013. San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm even jumped into the wearable technology bandwagon along with Samgsung by debuting their Toq smartwatch last week too.