Samsung Releases The Gear Smartwatch

smartwatch_2013NEW YORK — Samsung on Wednesday pushed into wearable computing devices with the launch of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, amping up its war with Apple before the iPhone maker even enters the market.

The smartwatch syncs with Galaxy smartphones and tablets, allowing users to do things like control their music or check messages without touching their mobile devices. Gear runs Android, though the customized interface closely resembles Microsoft’s operating system.

The device will arrive in stores September 25, the same time as the Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung unveiled Galaxy Gear, Note 3, and the Note 10.1 tablet during a splashy Unpacked event at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It held a simultaneous event in New York’s Times Square neighborhood to broadcast the launch for reporters.

Source: CNET