This past week, my friends at AT&T sent me a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to test. With a full color screen along with a 1.9 megapixel camera, a speaker, two microphones and a suite of dedicated apps, the watch can handle many different things. Getting a call or need to do almost anything with respect to your phone? You don’t even need to take the phone out of your pocket. That level of convenience is where the Galaxy Gear shines. You can check notifications from your smartphone, record a voice memo, look at your phone’s pictures and even control your phone’s media through the Gear. Is the Galaxy Gear awesome? Yes … but there’s a catch: you also have to have the Galaxy Note 3, which is the only phone the Gear currently pairs with. Support for more devices is coming, but for now, the Gear is nothing more than a luxury item if you have a Note 3, and completely worthless if you have any other phone.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 23, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).