Samsung Galaxy Gear coming this October for P13,990

Samsung’s first foray in the smartwatch market, the Galaxy Gear, will be making its way in the local market on October 4 bearing a price tag of Php13,990. Expectedly more expensive than other smartwatches in the market and their sub-Php5,000 price.

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear was introduced early this month over at IFA 2013 as a companion wearable accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Yup, from the get-go it will only function with the Note 3 and there’s no saying yet when an update will become available to use it with other Galaxy devices.

Despite the price and limited compatibility, the Galaxy Gear is the most feature-packed smartwatch out there. It has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display powered by a single-core 800MHz Exynos processor and connects via Bluetooth. It can pick up notifications from your Galaxy Note 3, control music playback, and works with a lot of compatible Android apps, mostly health/fitness and location apps.

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It has a built-in mic which allows you to take or make calls (or use S-voice) directly from it without the need of a headset although initial reviews are reporting a quiet speaker. It also has a 1.9-megapixel camera that can shoot stills and 720p videos. Feeling James Bond-y? It does have a 315mAh battery which will make you reach for the charger almost the same time as with your phone.

It’s also the most fashionable one in the market having a metal face and buckle, and a colorful range of adjustable wrist band. It may look bulky but it’s lighter than it looks.

There’s still a lot of things that can be improved on the Galaxy Gear but it’s a nice start for Samsung in wearable tech nonetheless.

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  • wew

    lol sony smartwatch nga na kasingpresyo ang mga local smartphones hirap na ibenta eh panu pa kaya tong midlevel range smartphone from a wellknown brand o flagship device ng local?hahahawalang bibili nito unless kung nakaplan kasama ang note3

    • Nanaoallen

      I think you’re right. But the gear has call capabilities and it has a camera that can shoot 720p videos. And Samsung has a good marketing strategies. So I think a lot of people will buy this for its “ostentatious” features.

      • wew

        maybe it has many unique features…pero sobrang pricey para lang sa mga ganyang features…i think ung camera naman nya ay hindi for everyday use…kung magtatake ako ng video for example mas gusto ko sa phone or digicam kasi mas stabilize ang paghawak…cguro for secret video recording pede pero marami namang spy gadgets jan na mas mura pero kayang kumuha ng litrato at full hd pa.

  • Pricey nga! Sa amin na lng kayo bumili, balak namin mag sale sa mga smartwatch namin! :p

    • A R I D

      magkano naman ninyo ibebenta ang smartwatch 2?