Sony and Samsung announced a lot of products in Berlin today, but the the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will probably be most talked about gadget until Apple releases its new iPhone on September 10. Samsung's new watch will only work with Galaxy devices running Android version 4.3, according to Engadget. However, some tech blogs are also reporting that the smartwatch will work with non-Galaxy devices via Bluetooth. If Engadget is correct, that means the Galaxy watch will only support the newly announced Galaxy Note 3 and 10.1 at launch, although the Galaxy S III and S 4 are supposed to get a 4.3 Jelly Bean update later this year.
When connected to a Samsung device, the Galaxy Gear watch will notify users of incoming messages, such as calls, texts, emails and alerts, and allow them to ignore or answer any of the messages using their synced Galaxy device. The watch is also equipped with built-in speaker for hands-free voice commands, and includes various features such as a Pedometer and the ability to locate other misplaced Galaxy devices. Other specs include a 1.63-inch 320×320 display, a 1.9MP camera with 720p video recording, 4GB of internal storage, and a promised 24-hours of battery life.