Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Shipped: Oct. 2
Screen size: 1.6 inches diagonally
The first Galaxy Gear smartwatch came out last fall amid much fanfare, but it landed with a thud in the marketplace. Samsung and its smartwatch rivals had failed to persuade many consumers that they need to be able to constantly check messages from their wrists.
The Gear works with the 5.7 inch Galaxy Note 3 phone, which costs another $300. It uses Google’s Android operating system.
The device is meant to act as an extension to a smartphone by alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its display screen. Its strap, which comes in six different colors, can be used to shoot photos and videos.