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Samsung Galaxy Gear

After months of anticipation, Samsung's much-hyped Galaxy Gear was launched at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday.

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can make and receive calls, take pictures, run its own apps and has a voice control function that allows users to perform tasks by speaking to the device.

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The smartwatch is connected to a Galaxy user's smartphone and shows a user's updates, like email or texts, on the device screen. It also has built-in sensors that can track a user's physical activity.

But Daniel Kim, an analyst at Macquarie said the device was an "expensive accessory" with a limited target market given its $299 price tag.

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