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

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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.


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.


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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Published September 2, 2013 — 02:47 UTC