Samsung has more smartwatches than most shady trenchcoat salesmen out there, and they’re going to add yet another one to the mix. We already know that the next Gear will be the first circular face for Samsung, but a newly released SDK gives an even closer look at the watch’s Tizen apps and a totally cool bezel that …
The Galaxy Gear is getting a big update that replaces its entire operating system. The update, which started rolling out today, lets users switch their Galaxy Gear over to Tizen, offering a few new features and better battery life. It also makes the "Galaxy" part of the name a misnomer, but you can't change that with…
There's not a whole lot that's new about Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2. It's take two of a product that wasn't that great on the first go-round. But underneath, the Gear 2 isn't just another gadget; it's a defiant shot across Google's bow. It's a trial run where Samsung can practice seceding from the world of Android.
As expected, Samsung has released its follow-up to last fall's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The biggest change? That it's left Android in favor of a Tizen, an open source operating system that gives Samsung a battery boost and, more importantly, a sense of independence.
Noted leaker Evleaks tweeted an image this morning purportedly showing two versions of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The image indicates Samsung might add a "Neo" version, possibly a budget model along the lines of the iPhone 5C. That's not a guarantee (this is, after all, merely a leak), but perhaps this is…
Do not take dating advice from this 2.5-minute Samsung ad for Galaxy Gear. It's a hot mess of social interactions and it inadvertently proves the exact myth it's trying to dispel: smartwatches are still in their early, awkward years.
Samsung is fixing a big drawback of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, allowing it to display notifications from third-party apps. This week, Gear wearers will get to read Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Twitter and other notifications on their wrist, rather than having to fish out their phone. [Engadget via 9to5Google]
The Galaxy Gear wants desperately to be the vanguard of a new era of wearable computers. But while it promises more than the rest of the pack, if anything it makes absolutely clear that the future's still a long ways off.
Following the announcement of Samsung's Galaxy Gear, we asked you to insert these tiny wearable computers into the most iconic and absurd scenes in history you could think of. The results are spectacular.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is finally on the market, and gosh darn is it 'spensive. Verizon just started offering a bundle with the Gear and the Note 3 that is $600 on contract. But the bundle isn't about saving money; it's about saving suckers from buying a toy they can't play with.
I think smartwatches are a really neat idea. It's been made clear to me—on Twitter, in the office, on the internet at large—that a lot of people disagree. With a burning passion. Let me try to explain to you why you are all wrong.
Disregarding my opinion that smartwatches (unless they’re the Pebble, or something as intuitive and elegantly-executed) can all be tossed in a skip and set on fire, I’m actually really impressed after a brief play with the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced “talk,” not “toc.” Dubbed “the anti-Galaxy Gear” (by us), such is the…
Time may just be a social construct, but it's one of the rare bits of humanity that will more or less always remain constant. However, the same cannot be said for our timepieces that no longer tell time—our ever-evolving watches.
Samsung's brand new smartwatch—Galaxy Gear—is awkward, bulky, and probably unnecessary. But thanks to its perfectly placed discreet camera, it's a killer creepshot-snapping machine. Great.
Samsung's smartwatch is really real. And really awkward. We got some hands on time with the brand new ticker—called Galaxy Gear—and these are our first impressions.
After the commoditization of phones and tablets, companies are desperate to find the next big thing. Some believe that people really want smart watches. The only problem is that smart watches are stupid.