For COVID-19 updates, visit the official government website for free.

Vodacom Now!

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch responds to voice prompts, takes photographs and video, tracks fitness activities and notifies you when you've received calls, SMSs, or emails on your smartphone. 

Like the Sony SmartWatch, the Galaxy Gear relies on your smartphone or tablet to function and uses its internet connection to connect to the web. The two devices have to be in relatively close proximity to function. You can't use the Gear as a standalone device. If you venture more than 1.5m away from your smartphone, the Gear will automatically lock for extra security.

You can make and receive calls using the built-in speaker on the Gear, making it a good hands-free option. Samsung's S Voice function allows you to make calls, create alerts, check the weather and even draft messages or emails without having to touch the screen. 

You can also use certain apps that you have on your smartphone or tablet via the Gear including Runkeeper, MyFitnessPal, TripIt and Evernote.

The Galaxy Gear has a 1.43-inch screen, 1.9MP camera, 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. 

There is no word on price or availability in South Africa at this stage.

Suggested Posts

Top 5 gadgets for 2020

Nafisa Akabor | 24th Dec 20

View more
It’s been a crazy 2020 but we’ve had a steady stream of gadgets come through during lockdown. Here are our top 5 picks for the year.
Nafisa Akabor27 Followers

5 ways to customise your Android phone

Drew Hook | 24th Nov 20

View more
Looking to enhance your Android phone experience? Our top five guide should give you some inspiration.
Drew Hook189 Followers

Review: The ASUS E410 laptop

Drew Hook | 17th Nov 20

View more
Lightweight and compact, the ASUS E410 sports a stylish new look that fits right in with your dynamic lifestyle. 
Drew Hook189 Followers