Samsung launches Galaxy Gear smartwatch accessory

Samsung launched a smartwatch that can do several things including voice calls, alerts and running applications. Calling it a fashion icon, Samsung unveiled the watch at the Ilfa consumer tech show in Berlin on Wednesday, September 4. The watch will go on sale starting September 25, the BBC said, but consumer interest might be difficult to gauge. “Galaxy Gear is the first attempt but I expect that there will need to be several more iterations before it is something that will appeal to anyone other than an affluent geek,” Ben Wood of telecoms consultancy CCS Insight said. The Gear watch links up with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

Read the full story on the BBC.

The liveblog on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch is on Rappler.

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