SAMSUNG RUMORED TO RELEASE "GALAXY GEAR" SMART WATCH TOMORROW samsung-smartwatch-3 With the extreme success of the Pebble Smartwatch on Kickstarter, rumors have been swirling about wearable technologies, and who would be the first big company to bring this idea to the forefront of the market. As of now it looks like the first out the door may be Samsung with there expected release of the "Galaxy Gear"  at IFA Berlin 2013 on Sept. 4. The latest in the rumors of the Galaxy Gear are leaked pictures that are believed to be the prototype for the soon-to-be-released watch. One thing to keep in mind though, the images are likely to be inaccurate, as they are actually screen grabs from a contractor promotional video. And the leaked photos look nothing like most expected the watch to look. While many of the specs are believed to be true, many aesthetics of the watch point more towards a prototype than the finished product.

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The front face screws and the extreme bulkiness are the first giveaway that this is not what the final product will look like. But hey, it's fun to take a look at what could be photos of the newest gadget to hit the market. If the specs are anywhere near accurate, one thing to notice is that this gadget isn't just geared towards gadget lovers, but it's bound to reach a whole new audience, Fitness Enthusiasts. So let's take a closer look at the rumored specs. Galaxy Gear
  •  3" OLED touchscreen face
  • Bluetooth and Wi-fi Capabilities
  • Integration with Galaxy S phones and tablets (possibly with all Android devices)
  • 4 Megapixel Camera
  • Side speakers
  • Social Media Integration
  • Samsung S Voice Commands
  • Health and Fitness Tracking w/ heart rate monitor
  • Pre-loaded Android apps
  Below is another rumor of a possible design for the Galaxy Gear, one with a much sleeker look and Flex Screen face. Perhaps the final product will be somewhere in the middle?

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We're just a day away from the anticipated release. Only time will tell how well Samsung will be accepted into this new market, and who will be next. Perhaps Apple with the iWatch? We'll just have to wait and see who brings the best Smartwatch to the table!   Information and images courtesy of: venturebeat.com, techhive.com  

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