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Alert! Samsung Smart Watch: Galaxy Gear, could it be used without a Galaxy Note 3 mobile?

Samsung electronics, (the said to be an arch rival of Apple Inc.) now has a smart wearable computing device: Android based Galaxy Gear which is better said to be a digital smart watch that could be used like a smart cell phone ; make or receive phone calls, texts, take photos with its camera use apps like you use on any smart mobile (only in pairing with Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and not independently) … and much more, but the one thing is not known to many of us, so please read this post / blog, be careful before you go for this Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch!

Alert: Samsung Smart Watch: Galaxy Gear, could it be used without a Galaxy Note 3?
Samsung Smart Watch: Galaxy Gear, could it be used without a Galaxy Note 3?
Could I sync Galaxy Gear Watch with Galaxy gadgets other than Galaxy note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition?

Galaxy Gear smart watch band could not be used independently without Galaxy note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition  (at the time of writing this post) syncing for the cell phone’s usability,

Well, this is clear that Galaxy Gear from Samsung could always be used with syncing with Galaxy Note 3 smart phablet and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition via using the Bluetooth technology, and could be used for making calls or texts via voice command (without pulling it out of your pocket) with S. Voice like you do with SIRI on Apple iOS, the hands-free wearable smart watch gadget is good to use but what if you do not have an expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet (phone / tablet) or 10.1 Galaxy Note 2014 edition, the answer is yet to be confirmed by Samsung officially, as reported by the USA Today!
But the watch will launch with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. In fact, the Note 3 is required to even use Galaxy Gear. That's a major hurdle for anyone not the least bit interested in a 5.7-inch "phablet," nice as it appears to be.
The Samsung reps at a New York media event weren't saying when, or even if, Galaxy Gear might work with other Samsung smartphones or tablets, but I'm betting it will, lest Samsung severely limit its market.
The Verge says: 
it relies on a Bluetooth connection to your Samsung Galaxy device in order to do most of its connected work. When it goes on sale later this month, the Gear will be compatible with the freshly announced Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, while software updates for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note II are in the works to introduce compatibility there as well. That new software should begin rolling out from October, depending on local carriers. Given that Samsung's new Galaxy slates run Android 4.3, which supports the Bluetooth Low Energy standard, Samsung may well have just tipped its hand about when it intends to distribute the 4.3 upgrade to its older Galaxy handsets.
FYI: Galaxy Gear digital smart phone cum watch or a small smart phablet uses Bluetooth 4.0 low energy standard to get paired with your latest Android based smart Galaxy Samsung phones / tablets, which have Android 4.3 (that supports Bluetooth low energy standards 4.0 connectivity), so if you have Android-Galaxy gadgets which do not have the Android 4.3, than wait for the official upgrade offer from Samsung, if you really want to get wireless-paired with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 with this smart wrist watch!

http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Low-Energy.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_low_energy

http://www.zyxaw.com/2011/02/tag-wireless-device-wifi-nfc-bluetooth.html

Also as Galaxy Gear (it is like a 2-way-wrist-radio) from Samsung (which would come for USD 299 in the USA) watch uses Bluetooth to pair or sync with companion Galaxy note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition  you should have Note 3 in the range or if / when your Galaxy smart phone gets out of range, the Galaxy Gear will loose the connectivity and will go dark (locked) unless you move Galaxy phone again within the permissible Bluetooth range (approx. 1.5 meters)!

So Galaxy gear in fact is a wearable fashion accessory or a digital smart watch which acts as Bluetooth hand-band device and in itself is not an independent communication gadget, the battery life is claimed to be 25 hours or so, which is bad for a watch and may be good for a smart cell phone, your choice,

So if you are confused, whether to buy or not a wrist band smart watch from Samsung, make sure that you also are going to buy a latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or  a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition to use it with Galaxy Gear or ask Samsung guys whether it would sync and work with your other Galaxy devices like Note 2, Note 1 or such?!

Moral of the story is, if you love Dick Tracy type smart watches; love James Bond 007 type smart phones or phablets too : ) they need a syncing!

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