In my opinion the less important fact is the availability in six different strap colours, but maybe this fact is the essential argument for someone to buy one.
It’s not a stand alone device, although the hardware specifications (1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, custom built 800 Mhz processor, 1.9 megapixel camera, 4GB of built-in storage.) would provide enough power to do so.
The Galaxy Gear needs a connection to a Note 3 or Note 10, because that are the only devices that been supported at the moment.
The Android 4.3 update for Samsung mobiles enables the S4 to work with the Galaxy Gear.
The price will be about £200 which will be approximately 236,67 € (05.09.2013) when launched at the end of september.
How to make a very slim watch and keep battery life long? In this Hack-a-Gecko project, they tried to catch two birds with one stone.
We thought it would be cool to utilize the extremely low power EFM32 in combination with an extremely low power display to create a wrist watch demo application. And usually, the smaller and thinner something is, the cooler it is. (Admittedly, wrist watches do not necessarily follow this trend… big watches.)
Anyway, we wanted it slim. The starting point was the memory LCD display from Sharp (link). It is truly a Nano ampere display technology. And it is also thin, only 0.75 mm. A watch also needs a battery, cool new technologies exist such as the Thinergy battery, but the voltage of 4.1 V is a bit awkward. We decided to use a standard 3.0V CR1616 cell as it can power the EFM32 and display directly. Thickness of battery + display is 2.35 mm, is it possible to design the electronics as well within this thickness limit…? Challenge accepted!“