Avi Greengart, research director of consumer devices at Current Analysis, thinks wearable technology and, in particular, smart watches will begin to gain momentum in the workplace. The Galaxy Gear allows you to make and answer calls and view incoming messages and notifications via the watch’s 1.63-inch screen. If one want to view the whole notification, you can pick up your Samsung Galaxy device and it will automatically show new messages, missed calls, text messages or any other supported notification in full, without you touching a button.
Smart watches are more likely to enter the boardroom via consumer use cases. The market is still waiting for the right combination of practicality, simplicity, and style for the category to go mainstream. There is a 1.9-megapixel camera onboard, although the photos you can expect to take on the device would not win any awards. You can also control a range of other phone features via the watch, including the music on your mobile nd measuring your activity during the day with a pedometer. Applications can be installed on the watch, although it is pretty slim pickings at the moment.
“Smart watches are more likely to enter the boardroom via consumer use cases. The market is still waiting for the right combination of practicality, simplicity, and style for the category to go mainstream.” Samsung’s latest Galaxy Gear smart watch is much more than just a device to tell the time. It connects to a Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 or Note 3 and will become compatible with the Galaxy S4 mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, and S4 zoom.