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Samsung's Gear Smartwatch app leaks

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

I'm naturally pessismistic when I hear the term smartwatch because of my horrible experience with the Pebble smartwatch. The Pebble was a cool concept but I found the execution bad and the product not very useful in my everyday life.

Rumors have been swhirling about a Samsung branded smartwatch nicknamed "Gear". The company's Lee Young-hee confirmed a September reveal for the smartwatch (at IFA in Berlin). Now everyone's favorite leaker, EVLeaks, shared the enclosed screenshot of the devices companion app. 

The above screenshots confirm that the Gear SmartWatch will pair with your smartphone using Bluetooth.We can also deduce that the watch will come with inductive charging (aka wireless charging) which makes a lot of sense for a watch.

Previous rumors had mentioned a 1.6 to 2.5 inch color screen, a dual-core processor, a bunch of sensors (accelerometer, altimeter, compass, etc), NFC for pairing.

It seems everyone is racing to release a smartwatch before Apple (even though Apple hasn't confirmed it is working on a smartwatch). I really hope the samsung device is more than a second screen for your smartphone and that it supports most Android devices and not just Samsung products.