gear manager

Take a look at that image. That one right down there. See that? It's the first reliable bit of information that indicates what the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will look like.

gear manager

Perennial leakster @evleaks just posted two screenshots on his Twitter profile, purportedly from the Manager companion app for the Galaxy Gear. They show an NFC pairing system not unlike the latest Sony Smartwatch sans strap, a few apps in a screen not unlike the Pebble Smartwatch app, and not much else. But that demonstration drawing is indeed the first look we've had at the Gear itself, even if it's not much of one. Also note the "SM-V700" model number, which fits in pretty well with Samsung's previous nomenclature.

In the list of apps and settings we've got some pretty obvious entries: clocks, My Apps, Settings, Help. The Find My Watch entry is a nice addition. The Samsung Apps entry (identical to the Android app of the same name) is interesting, as it may indicate that Samsung intends to handle the app distribution itself, without any sort of access to the Play Store. That's just a guess, but it would fit in with Samsung's drive to handle more and more of the content for its own devices.

A Samsung executive has confirmed that we'll see the Galaxy Gear at the pre-IFA Unpacked event next week. Place your bets now, ladies and gents.

Source: @evleaks

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • mike

    I hope that picture isn't representative of the thickness of the device, because it looks pretty chunky.

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      I like 'em chunky. ;)

    • Jeremiah Rice

      It looks like the back. I wouldn't indulge this kind of rampant speculation in the story text, but I'm guessing that it slides into a dock/strap (maybe with some battery external battery function?) with the opposite side showing the screen.

      • WHO?

        Hope its not external battery. As much as i like external batteries for phones i need this watch to be waterproof and scratch proof at least 5atm.

    • Leonardo Baez

      read the screenshot. Device plus charger.....

    • Mr E
  • nsnsmj

    Looks like a gingerbread app.

    • Fadakar

      Or just, you know, TouchWiz.

      • nsnsmj

        Like I said, Gingerbread (or Android 2.x in general).