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This article was published on September 2, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch leak shows a fitness device with Android apps and a camera

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch leak shows a fitness device with Android apps and a camera Image by: AFP/Getty Images
Kaylene Hong
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

Samsung is set to unveil its smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, in a couple of days on September 4. For those who can’t wait to see it, Venture Beat revealed a leaked prototype of the watch over the weekend, showcasing a smartwatch that is more of a wearable fitness device than anything else.

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The leaked prototype shows a Galaxy Gear smartwatch that measures three inches diagonally across a square screen, and comes with a four-megapixel camera as well as preloaded Android apps. It reportedly has Bluetooth capabilities to connect with the Galaxy S series, and can also connect to all Android devices. It is also said to have Wi-Fi capabilities.

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Venture Beat says the smartwatch has a focus on health and fitness — a few features include letting you track your health data, measure your heart rate, set up a workout targeted at different goals, and track your food intake.

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera [Venture Beat]

Headline Image Credit: Odd Andersen via AFP/Getty Images, screenshots via Venture Beat

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