If the mammoth-sized Samsung Galaxy
Mega is a tad to big, but the HTC One is a pinch too small, what
smartphone should you be using?
And then on the tiny scale, one can't help but wonder if,
amongst all the gadgets we carry around, if a watch is really
After all, we don't need to have the
time on our wrists. We could just look up the time on our smartphone,
No, smartwatches are coming. And they're going to make our connected lives a whole lot more connected - and stylish.
Samsung is launching the Galaxy Gear as
the company's first major foray into wearable technology, just as
Google has pushed ahead with the Google Glass wearable glasses.
Gear is a sleek, stylish watch that features a metal frame with colourful wristbands. There's a microphone at the bottom that you can speak into like James Bond, and the Gear's smart voice control will do ask you ask.
smartwatch syncs with your phone over Bluetooth, and it's super simple to set up the very first time with a tap of the NFC cradle.
On the watch, you can receive email and
social media alerts in real time.
You can also use the watch to inconspicuously snap
photos using the built-in camera in the wristband - though that is a little creepy. The images are
transferred almost instantly to a smartphone.
The app selection is a little basic, however. And just as Samsung went big with the Note 3, a larger screen on the Gear could have been a little better.
Do you think smartwatches are going to be the next big thing?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets