If you’ve been meaning to treat yourself to a Pebble smartwatch and you haven’t already blown all of your savings on other Black Friday deals, then you might be interested to know that you can now get $20 off the device for one day only.
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Over the past couple days, you may have read reports that suggest the Samsung Galaxy Gear is a flop because it has only sold 50,000 units. But in actual fact, it’s the complete opposite. In just two months, it has become the world’s most popular smartwatch with 800,000 sales worldwide.
A Google smartwatch powered by Android with built-in Google Now is in the late stages of development, according to people familiar with the matter, who have been speaking to The Wall Street Journal. Google is now in talks with Asian suppliers, which could begin mass producing the device “within months.”
LG has officially applied for a trademark on the name “G Health” for its rumored upcoming smartwatch. The name suggests that the device is expected to be focused on health, with its main objective being to monitor a user’s workouts and track their physical activity.
Samsung’s flagship smartphones have been a big success ever since the hugely popular Galaxy S II, so it’s no surprise to see the latest is doing well. Since making its debut back in April, the Galaxy S4 has surpassed 40 million sales worldwide, according to Samsung CEO JK Shin.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has been on sale for a number of weeks now, but today the South Korean company lifted its embargo on reviews. If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not you should spend hundreds of dollars on one, then, now’s the time to find out.
To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together a roundup of the biggest and best reviews so you don’t have to trawl through them yourself.
If you’ve got a thing for super-sized smartphones and you live in the U.K., you’ll be pleased to know you can now get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The device is now available from a number of carriers and smartphone retailers, as is Galaxy Gear, the companion smartwatch that brings apps and notifications to your wrist.
Samsung has now priced its new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear for the United Kingdom, and you might be surprised to see how much they’ll sell for without a contract. The Galaxy Note 3 will cost you £649 ($1,018), which isn’t exactly overly excessive for a high-end smartphone these days — but the Galaxy Gear will cost a whopping £299 ($469).
£299 for a clever wristwatch.
Gear Manager, a new Samsung app that will allow you to manage your Galaxy Gear smartwatch from your Android-powered smartphone, has appeared in a pair of leaked screenshots ahead of of the Galaxy Gear’s grand unveiling on Wednesday.
The app suggests Gear will connect to your smartphone via NFC and Bluetooth, and that it will have its own apps and a “find my watch” feature.
A senior Samsung executive has already confirmed that Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s first Android-powered smart watch, will be making its debut alongside the Galaxy Note III next month. And according to a unnamed insider, the device will be available in 6GB and 8GB variants, it’ll have a 2.5-inch display, and you’ll beed to charge it every ten hours.