Sep 01 AT 4:41 PM Dima Aryeh 32 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch shown off in photos


It is three days before the big announcement. Samsung will be showing off their Galaxy Note III phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch to the crowd, and we’ll finally get full details on the devices to decide whether we want them or not. However, the Galaxy Gear has been shown off in a leaked photo, so you can take a look before it’s announced!

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch is said to have a 2.5-inch display with a 3.5-inch size including the surrounding bezel. It’s quite large, but not too large in my opinion. Also, you can see the (rumored to be 4MP) camera jutting out. It looks to be a legit leak, and I have to say, I like how it looks.

The smartwatch is said to be focused on health, probably to be paired with the Galaxy S 4′s S Health app. It’ll also support S Voice commands for handsfree operation. While it would have been better with a flexible display, it’s exciting to finally see Samsung’s efforts in a nearly finished product, and we can’t wait to see the final thing at Samsung’s event. Stay tuned on September 4th!

Source: Gigaom

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • krupa87

    I respectfully disagree with your assessment of its looks. Three words: Ugly, ugly, ugly.

    • charlie88

      I respectfully totally agree with you. No offence, but if you like thus thing you officially have bad taste. Whoa.

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    • aranea

      Totally agree. This looks ugly. Samsung didn’t innovate on shape at all. They just took 80s calculator watch and made it into a smart watch. I think a watch doesn’t have to have a large rectangular screen to be smart. It can be smart and still look stylish.

      • bikeryder007

        Is the official name for that watch “the panty dryer?”

      • biglance

        Are you joking? While rather large, 80s calculator watches were never as big as this gigantic thing! Looks more like a first gen smartphone attached to a watch strap. Hehe.

    • Dima Aryeh

      And I thank you for the respect! Opinions vary, and I knew from the beginning that most would not like the design. Somehow, I like it because it’s understated and simple. I just feel like this poor quality photo wouldn’t do it justice, and I imagine it looking better in real life.

    • apai

      It does look hideous with that screws and the black box. however, that must only be the one that hides the actual case. the “real” watch will be of great interest. I really doubt it samsung’s final product is such a large chunky / boxy design!

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  • JQuest81

    Hopefully that’s the prototype and not the actual device, because if that’s what it’s actually going to look like, it’s a major missed opportunity for Samsung! That thing as is, is quite the eyesore!

  • Umadbro2019

    its so beautiful

    • Priscila

      It’s fugly! Horrible miss from Samsung.

  • WTF

    oh my gear!

  • alxrock

    “Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch shown off in PHOTOS”
    “However, the Galaxy Gear has been shown off in a leaked photo”

    You really gotta change the title of this article seeing as there is only ONE PHOTO

  • slimx30

    that is one ugly looking watch.


    Dima, so far I haven’t read an article about something you didn’t like. Do you like everything? No offense just asking cuz this is ugly but you like it.

    • Dima Aryeh

      I think it looks pretty decent. Understated. Not ugly.
      There are a LOT of things I don’t like, and I occasionally rant about them, but I try not to spread negativity. However, I’ll definitely be writing more editorial pieces in the future about many subjects, including what I am displeased with in the Android world.
      No offense taken! Opinions vary, naturally. I just see nothing wrong with this smartwatch, though it could look far better. The Pebble, despite looking a little cheap, looks far better.


        i see. I’ll be waiting for your editorial pieces.

  • Paul Atreides

    Most likely that’s a dummy case (I pray). Samsung has been pretty good with keeping their final product under wraps.

  • R.S

    Looks like a shrunken Galaxy S.

  • jamal adam

    Sorry but this looks like an abomination and a terrible attempt at a smartwatch.

  • Me

    This is fake. Samsung is all about design and nature and ship and this looks like a calculator watch as someone here described it so I call totally fake, or perhaps an early prototype just to test functions.

  • julian

    Hope this is fake. That one ugly mofo

  • Broseph Stalin

    This had better be fake. This design is far too big to be convenient, and it’s pretty ugly as well.
    I hope Samsung can get the Gear right (by not making it look like this).

  • TAN5150

    Samsung loves their large displays. So for them its on the small side. But rumor has it this will have a SD slot, IR blaster, removable battery,NFC, and NSA Slink. Jk of course all except the NSA Slink.

  • MC_Android

    I personally wouldn’t replace this with a classic analogue watch. With all due respect, a digital watch (or better yet, a smart watch) screams out “nerd”.

  • Jeffrey Powell

    Looks like my ween

  • http://no stokis

    this will be the only case when i will totally agree to apple sheeps, when they will shout that this samsung watch looks very ugly..

  • nivekkev

    Yeah if that is the real thing and not a prototype then there is no way I will be spending any money on the Gear!!!

  • Bart

    How to get tagged a nerd and geek without really trying….. wear this watch.

  • donger

    Lets see what else this thing can do.