Make a phone call from your watch

Created: 12/17/2013 6:31 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Thought that having a smartphone would forever end the days of you wearing a digital watch? The people at Samsung are making a big effort to see you take another look at watch wearing because this is one that works wrist-in-hand with one of its smartphones.

The Galaxy Gear watch is one of those devices that brings to mind the gadgets you used to see in futuristic TV shows and comics: it can make and receive calls, take photos, record messages and yes, tell time.

For those times your phone is out of reach, you can pull up a call on the Gear and because it's synched to the Galaxy Note 3, it allows for seamless communication between the two devices. That means you can use your watch to issue commands that your Note 3 will respond to - like make a call, check messages and create calendar entries. The Gear can also lock your phone when you and it are too far part or find it if you can't. You can also use it to control music stored on your Note 3, check on the weather and it has a built-in pedometer to monitor your fitness levels throughout the day.

It's nerdy enough for others to notice but cool enough to make you feel like wearing a watch again.


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