Samsung Unveils Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Source: Brett Molina / USA Today

Tech giant Samsung finally announced its long-rumored Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, kicking off what will likely be a tech battle over consumers’ wrists.

The smartwatch will launch in October, and be available in six colors. It includes a 1.63-inch AMOLED screen, a camera that appears on the watch band, and 4 GB of storage space. Several apps will appear, including Path, Pocket, Snapchat and others.

The device will work worth the company’s Galaxy S4 smartphone, the Galaxy Note 2 and 3 models, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

The unveiling is the latest to invade the wearable computing space. Smartwatches in particular could prove highly popular, with companies such as Sony, Qualcomm and Pebble also involved.

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