Galaxy Gear Receives First Custom ROM, Allows Device to Act Without Smartphone

The first custom ROM created for the Galaxy Gear is now available.

 It is based off of nova launcher and gives the Watch the same functionality as a smartphone eliminating the need for it to be connected to one.

The custom ROM allows the Gear to use Bluetooth Tethering, Live Wallpapers, and lets it record Video for up to 60 seconds without the use of a smartphone. Download it here.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear reached a milestone by reaching its 800,000 sale mark recently

Samsung's new device was able to accomplish this in just two months. This actually proves that the public is interested in a Smart Watch contrary to the sales of versions released from other companies.

Samsung invested tens of millions of dollars into the promo for the Galaxy Gear with flashy marketing campaigns, endorsements from sports stars, price cuts and other incentives.

The Galaxy Gear was unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 3 last year and is only compatible with handsets running Android 4.3 and higher.

The device improves the smartphone experience by becoming a control panel for various tasks. For example, when the phone is being called the call will appear on the watch, allowing users to either take or ignore the call without having to grab their phone out of their pocket.

It also features Smart Relay that opens up a corresponding app automatically when it sends a notification to the watch.

The Galaxy Gear connects to a smartphone and has the ability to track it down if it has been misplaced or lost. The Find My Device feature allows users to remotely activate sounds and vibrations to make it easier for them to locate their smartphone. It also works vice versa as the connected phone could be used to find the watch.