Galaxy Gear Wearable Tech

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At this year’s IFA 2013 technology conference, Samsung unveiled the latest in smartwatch innovations. The Galaxy Gear isn’t a standalone phone, but you can make calls from it. The beautifully designed accessory can pick up notifications, control music and has a camera, a speaker and two microphones. Connected by Bluetooth, the integration is quite impressive. Its ever-expanding array of onboard apps solidify the device’s value and makes the point that Samsung is attempting to really own the lifestyle device market.