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Samsung announces Galaxy Gear smartwatch at IFA 2013 (pictures)

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a touch-screen timepiece that talks to your phone.

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear, a watch that talks to your Samsung phone, leads a new generation of wearable technology at technology trade show IFA 2013.
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The Gear shows you what's happening on your phone, such as new messages.
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On the side of the Gear is a camera that shoots basic snaps and 10-second videos.
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You can install apps such as Find My Device to track down a missing phone.
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There's a choice of different watch faces, or you can display useful information.
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The Gear comes in six different colours, including this beige strap and champagne gold buckle.
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The camera is found on the outside of your wrist.
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You can find your friends in your contacts list and even call them without taking your phone from your pocket.
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The home screen can display the time in different time zones.
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This is the gray version, with silver face and buckle.
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Tap on the screen to capture a photo.
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The buckle is adjustable for different-size wrists.
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The watch clips into this dock to charge.
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The watch sits in the dock and connects with hidden charging connections.
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The dock doubles as a stand.
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Charge the Gear with a standard Micro-USB cable.
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Choose from green, orange, gray, black, beige, and champagne.
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You can change the colour of the screen to match the strap.
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The Gear pairs via Bluetooth with a Galaxy phone or tablet, like this Note 3.
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Pair the Gear with your Galaxy phone to control the music.
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Use the companion app to adjust the Gear's settings.
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There are various options for the two devices to talk to each other.
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The Gear Manager app can be downloaded to your phone.
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The two devices can send a signal to the other to make a racket if lost.
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The Samsung Galaxy Gear hits shops before the end of the year.

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