First look video: Samsung Galaxy Gear demonstration

Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

Besides my own hands-on time and impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, I snapped a few minutes of a video demonstration at the Samsung event in New York City. This doesn’t show all of the features but instead gives you an idea of the user interface, performance and its reliance upon the Galaxy Note 3 for certain functions.

The Gear Manager software is the heart of the connection between phone and watch; you can’t run it on just any Android phone. At launch the software will only work with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet. Other Galaxy devices will gain support in the near future.

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