Pocket app is coming to Samsung Galaxy Gear

The popular read-it-later service is officially making its way to Samsung's just-announced smartwatch.

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Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket is one of the most popular apps on Android. It provides an easy way of saving news articles and other items to your account, so you can pick them up for reading at a more convenient time. And because it syncs your data with the cloud, you can even use it to pick up your reading on a different device. Pocket is short-term bookmarking at its finest, and now, it's coming to Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

One of Pocket's coolest features, which will absolutely be making its way to the smartwatch, is Pocket Listen. Using text-to-speech technology, this feature reads your articles aloud, which can be nice while you're driving or otherwise preoccupied. And now, with the Pocket app for Galaxy Gear, you'll be able to control Pocket Listen without having to pick up your phone. You'll be able to pause and play while you listen, and favorite or archive articles.

According to the folks at Pocket, the app will be live and available at the time of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's launch.

Editors' note: This post was updated at 1:32 p.m. with a response from Pocket regarding release information.
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