Visitors try out the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the Samsung stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. ; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Samsung has just announced the release of a brand new smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy Gear can take photos and answer phone calls. One caveat though, the device must be used along and only works with a few Samsung products. The gadget goes on sale in October and costs around $300.
Smartwatches from Sony and Qualcomm are already out in the market. And it’s no secret that Apple’s next big product is going to be a smartwatch. As the consumer electronics war goes from smartphones to wearable devices, would consumers follow? Do you have any interest in buying, or wearing, a smartwatch?
Cliff Edwards, reporter who covers consumer electronics for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek
Shane Walker, an analyst at IHS, an information and analytics firm. IHS has just released a report on the viability of the smartwatch market.
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