|By Shelly Palmer||
|September 1, 2013 10:19 PM EDT||
Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the watch. Here it is. The press has been speculating about the hardware and design, and leaking information, since word got out that the company would be designing its smartwatch to rival new and yet-to-be-released gadgets from Sony, Apple and Pebble. We’ve been speaking with sources to separate fact from fiction. And this weekend, a source showed us one of the prototypes sent to developers and a few select partners. Note that Samsung is highly security conscious in protecting its designs, and occasionally sends off prototypes that don’t mirror the final design. But it won’t be far off. For more images of the smartwatch in action, don’t miss our gallery below. My source, who requested anonymity, also showed me an internal promotional marketing video for the watch.