Samsung’s big Galaxy Gear smartwatch smiles for the camera

Samsung Smartwatch UI

With three days to go before Samsung officially unveils its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, pictures of a reported prototype appeared on Sunday. VentureBeat has several images of what may be an early rendition of the smartwatch, which will reportedly be focused on health tracking, Android apps through Samsung’s store and a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

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The watch is also expected to support voice commands through S-Voice and snap pictures through a camera. The images of the Galaxy Gear generally line up with our prior reports of an 2.5-inch display with 3.5-inch overall casing: Some of the front face is clearly a top and bottom bezel. You can also see a bump out on the watchband for the camera.

Based on what looks like a clunky big wearable device, I can understand earlier reports of Samsung working on — or at least patenting — a flexible display. My square MotoACTV smartwatch is 1.6-inches diagonally, so it’s much smaller than what Samsung appears to be shooting for. And the Motorola watch is about as big as my wrist can take, so I don’t foresee wearing something bigger. In fact, it’s a health tracker too; has Samsung just reinvented the MotoACTV and added S-Voice?

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