Lewis W. Diuguid

Wristwatch gadget makes sci-fi a reality

Updated: 2013-09-07T21:44:44Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

All of the sci-fi things of baby boomers’ and earlier generations’ childhood are slowly becoming a reality for their grandkids.

Add to that list digital wristwatches such as the one that super-detective Dick Tracy used in the comic book and cartoon series. Samsung has come out with such a gadget, which acts as an extension to a smartphone, alerting people of incoming messages and calls.

The Galaxy Gear should be in stores by the end of this month and cost $299, The Associated Press reports. Users could even make calls with the watches like secret agents.

The unit includes a camera and works with popular social media. It has fitness apps as well for gadget-guys and gals on the go.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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