Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch price announced

galaxygear Samsung Australia has announced that pre-orders for its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch started this afternoon at 2pm at the Samsung Experience stores in Sydney and Melbourne. Word is the device will go on sale at selected retailers on October 3 with a recommended retail price of $AUD369.

The device is designed to be a companion to the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone but has some nifty features such as audio/video recording through the on-board 1.9MP camera (it’s able to capture 720p video in H.264 format). 

The Galaxy Gear’s software also has a clever security feature called Auto Lock that automatically disables the Note 3 if the Gear is more than 1.5 metres away from it. Of course, lose the watch and it’ll be interesting to see how you defeat the Auto Lock on the phone again…

The Korean giant has also outlined the specifications for the smartwatch – we’ve got them at the jump.

Processor

800 MHz processor

Display

 1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

Camera

1.9 Megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera / Sound & Shot

Video

Codec: H.264Format: MP4HD(720p) Recording

Audio

Codec: AACFormat : M4A

Featured Apps *

Atooma is a contextually aware horizontal intelligence platform that makes your GALAXY Gear smarter.
Banjo gives you the power to see what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
Evernote watch app makes it easy to remember things by quickly capturing images and memories and bringing important reminders right to GALAXY Gear.
Glympse allows people to easily share their location temporarily and in real-time, letting recipients see their movements on a dynamic map.
eBay app allows you to complete all your transactions on eBay with ease and in real-time.
Line is a global messaging service available in over 230 countries worldwide.
MyFitnessPal tracks your nutrition and exercise, empowering you to achieve your  personal health and fitness goals.
Path is the personal network designed to bring you closer to your friends and family.
Pocket, the leading way to save web content to view later on any device, brings text-to-speech article playback to GALAXY Gear.
RunKeeper is the personal trainer in your pocket, helping you track your runs, set your goals, and stay motivated.
TripIt from Concur makes it easy to organize travel plans in one place.
Vivino Wine Scanner allows you to take a photo of any wine and get to know all about it instantly.

Samsung Services *

Samsung Apps
ChatON: mobile communication service

Additional

Features

Smart Relay, S Voice, Memographer, Voice Memo
Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer
Safety assistance: In case of emergency, press a power button 3 times continuously, and then user’s location information is transferred to selected contacts with a specified emergency message.
2 Microphones (Noise Cancellation), 1 Speaker

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.0 + BLE

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Memory

4GB Internal memory + 512 MB (RAM)

Dimension

36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 315mAh

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