The Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear, set for release on September 4, aims to give Apple’s rumored iWatch a run for its money, or when it’s eventually announced. For those who don’t already know, “Samsung produced its first smartwatch back in 1999, following it up with a second ‘push-button’ attempt in 2003 and a third device launched in 2009.” Continue reading for a video.

But apart from access to the internet, emails, calls and texts, the main draw of a smartwatch will be as a tracking device – offering various statistics that monitor the users’ fitness.

And with many popular hardware options already offering these services (the Jawbone Up, the Fitbit Flex, the Nike+ Fuelband) the market is already fragmented.


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