Last week Samsung announced a number of new products, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was one of them. Samsung finally unveiled its much rumored smartwatch, which costs about $299 in the U.S. Initially, there will be 70 apps available for this device. Snapchat has already revealed its offering for the Galaxy Gear. Called Snapchat Micro, the app allows users to send snaps to their friends directly from their smartwatch.


The app lets users take pictures through the Galaxy Gear’s 1.4 megapixel camera. Once they’ve snapped a picture, users can then select the time that they want their picture to appear on the recipients device, select the recipients and then hit send. If the users wants to add a caption to their picture or add a drawing, Snapchat Micro app will automatically open up the picture on its counterpart on the user’s smartphone. Right now the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is only compatible with Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s latest phablet, which was also unveiled last week. Samsung says that the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S4 will bring compatibility to the smartphone as well, the update is expected to be released in October. Even Spiegel, the founder of Snapchat, says that Snapchat Micro is an experiment that they’re really excited about. [Image via TechCrunch]

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