Galaxy Gear companion app screenshots leaked

Jordan O'Brien
August 30, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is just days away from being official if you believe the rumours, and we’re starting to get a sense of what this thing actually is, thanks to leaked screenshots courtesy of master leaker evleaks.

According to the leak, the Galaxy Gear will be a companion to your existing smartphone, like the Sony Smartwatch 2 or Google Glass, rather than a standalone device that you can use as your phone. Much like those two products, it seems that Samsung is aiming the Galaxy Gear at Android users — preferably Galaxy users, of course.

The app confirms that the Galaxy Gear will come with NFC and Bluetooth, which you’ll use to pair it with either your smartphone or tablet.

It also looks as if you’ll have to use the companion app to tweak the settings on the Galaxy Gear, with your smartphone or tablet being your hub for access to all the configuration options.

If that’s true, then you’ll not actually be interacting with the smartwatch all that much — probably due to the limited screen resource.

Not much is known about the hardware in the Galaxy Gear, but we’re starting to get an idea of what features will be included — with the Find My Watch app all but confirming the existence of GPS functionality.

We’re likely to learn more about the Galaxy Gear before it’s made official on Wednesday, but as always, take all rumours and leaks with a pinch of salt.

Source: evleaks

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