NEW YORK (CNN – Money) — Forget boring old phones and tablets. smartwatches are the hottest trend in tech, and samsung is jumping into the market with the new galaxy gear.
The gear watch links up with samsung’s galaxy smartphones, and it gives users notifications when they receive a call, text message or e-mail. samsung co-ceo j.k. shin unveiled the smartwatch at the ifa consumer tech conference in berlin on September 4.
Samsung didn’t announce many details about the watch early in its event — including pricing — but shin said the 8-millimeter-thick gear will be available sept. 25. The gear runs on google’s android operating system.
Shin called the gear a “perfect companion” to the galaxy note iii smartphone, which samsung also revealed wednesday.
“we really focused on how the galaxy note iii feels in your hand,” shin said of the slimmer, faster galaxy note iii. samsung also unveiled a new galaxy tab 10.1 tablet.
like the gear, both the new tablet and new smartphone will also launch sept. 25.