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Ready to plunk down some serious coin on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear? Before you commit, you may want to watch this 18-minute demo video of both devices to get a better idea of what to expect.

Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

Now that Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, some carriers are announcing details on pricing and availability. Neither of these devices are what I’d call inexpensive and at launch, the Note 3 is the only phone that will work with Samsung’s smartwatch. So before dropping some big bucks on these, this 18-minute video is probably worth your time: It shows off most of the main features of both devices:

Clearly, any video from Samsung showing off its phone and smartwatch will put both in the best possible light. Case in point: It touts (twice!) how you can place a call from your watch without touching the screen, but you can see that you have to press a button on the side of the Galaxy Gear to initiate the S-Voice feature to make this happen.

Still, both the phone and watch are filled with features and a lengthy demo video is a good way to see exactly what you’re getting. Or what you’re not, depending on your point of view; It’s not real leather you get on the back of that phone, for example. The demo also highlights something I pointed out earlier this week: The Galaxy Note 3 may be a nice piece of hardware, but the S-Pen and its pen-specific software may be the star of this show.

Galaxy Note 3 pen

  1. As far as I can tell, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is not water resistant (although I haven’t watched the video). This could be a deal killer (and Gear killer) for some people.

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  2. 1. ugly POINT FINGER
    2. “just like so” , “just like so”
    3. Another cool feature…
    4. TOO LONG BORING!!!
    5. TOO PALE BODY
    6. Useless features.
    7. Ugly keyboard in NOTE

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    1. why are you soooooo upset? lol
      you even complained about the lady’s pale body???!!! who cares, its a video about a gadget and not tanning! idiot!

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    2. Jeremy Williams Saturday, September 7, 2013

      idiot,the woman is korean

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    3. Ahmed Ali Moussa Saturday, September 7, 2013

      You must be from Apple . lol

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  3. He’s from apple .lol

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  4. He’s a freakin idiot! This phone blows your dated iphone away. Don’t hate..

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  5. Why is every review sites biggest complaint about this watch that you have to press a button to use voice commands? Oh god forbid, you have to press a button? lol Lazy ass people… I think i would prefer that button so people dont run up and yell at my hand to mess with me. Anyway this seems awesome I was about to buy a note 2 and now i saw this available on verizon for pre order….definitely want to be the first with a galaxy watch before apple releases a crappy iwatch or something. Also wish samsung had plans for glasses like Google Glass, that seems really awesome too

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  6. The Snote features alone reduces iPhone 5 to toy.

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  7. So not true u don’t have to push a button for s voice to come on if u know how to work the note 3 all u have to do is go into the settings on s voice n u can wake up the note by talking

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