10 Things you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy Gear
Samsung just announced its long-rumored Smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. Here are the 10 things you should know about this amazing device:
1. It's a pared-down smartphone you wear on your wrist.
Basically, if you're sick of removing your phone from your pocket or bag, to check to see what your phone was vibrating about, this is the device for you.
2. It has a 1.63-inch display.
Unfortunately, the display doesn't play video, so you won't be able to secretly catch up on dramas.
3. The watch can take calls, send texts, and post status updates to Facebook and Twitter.
For when you just need to send a quick message, like "I'll be there in 5 minutes," or "I think we should see other people."
4. It has a 1.9-megapixel camera that can capture both photos and videos.
To clarify, your phone probably has at least 12+ megapixels, so this isn't the best camera. But you'll be able to take photos secretly, like a creep.
5. It works with other Galaxy services you're familiar with (S Voice to compose texts, make calendar appointments, set alarms, and see the forecast).
It's like your phone and your watch will be in their own buddy cop film; they'll have their differences, sure, but at the end of the day they're more alike than they realize.
6. It has Auto Lock, which will automatically lock your Galaxy phone if you're more than five feet away; if you're within range, it'll remain unlocked.
This is a great feature except, honestly, when are you more than five feet away from your phone. Seriously, when? You're probably reading this on it.
7. It can translate foreign language signs for you.
Which will hopefully help you avoid some confusion.
8. You can answer calls by lifting your wrist to your ear when your phone rings.
So you'll totally look like a bodyguard.
9. It has about one day's worth of battery life.
So it should survive a whole flight from Korea to the US.
10. It doesn't shoot a high-powered laser for self-defense.
Sorry. This isn't a feature. Yet.