Screenshots of Galaxy Gear smatwatch companion app leak

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A little earlier today we brought you the latest rumors to address what hardware Samsung may be using to build its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, confirmed for launch on September 4. While that was very useful to come across, and had us reconsidering earlier claims of the watch’s specs, it still left a pretty big aspect of the device unaddressed: how it would interact with our phones. That could ultimately make or break the watch, so we’re well curious to get the full story. What we get this evening is more of a teaser than hard answers, but it’s a step in the right direction; the first images of the Galaxy Gear’s Android companion app have leaked.

Gear Manager, as the app calls itself, appears to offer the sort of options we’d expect form an app of its nature: help with Bluetooth pairing, configuring the watch’s time display, and so forth. But as an Android-running watch, we also see options for managing apps on the Galaxy Gear. There’s even a tool to help you track down the watch if you misplace it – a feature that’s going to be more and more important as we start using more wearable technology.

We also get a little line art rendering of what could be the Galaxy Gear itself – maybe. It’s a bit odd-looking, but with an image this resolution, anyway, it’s going to be hard to make out any detail – least of all of anything interesting.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!