Pranav Mistry – the man behind Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch

pranav-mistryPranav Mistry – the man behind Samsung’s latest innovation, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch – an Indian origin techie who hails from the small town of Palanpur in Gujarat.

Pranav Mistry is an Indian computer scientist. Recently he joined Samsung electronics as the Director of Research, and leads the Think Tank Team. Previously he was a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab a graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mistry is the Head of Think Tank Team and Director of Research of Samsung Research America. He introduced the Samsung smartwatch – a wearable tech device that acts as an extension to the phone by discreetly alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its screen.

He worked for Microsoft too, said the Samsung smartwatch was packed with technologies from the next decade.
After Samsung’s head of mobile communications, JK Shin, introduced the Gear by pretending to receive a text message, Mistry walked on to the stage to a loud reception and curious eyes.

“With the Gear, you’re able to make calls and receive calls without ever taking your phone out of your pocket,” Pranav Mistry, a member of Samsung’s design team, said.

The watch has a rubbery wristband in which a small 1.9-megapixel camera is embedded. Its display surface has stainless steel bezels with four visible screws in each corner.

The watch has a rubbery wristband in which a small 1.9-megapixel camera is embedded. Its display surface has stainless steel bezels with four visible screws in each corner.

The watch is activated by pressing a button on the outer right side of the display or aiming the wristband lens at an object. A gentle swipe downward quickly turns on the camera, a feature Samsung calls the “Memographer.”

“This is a feature that changes the way we interact, the way we express and the way we capture,” Mistry said.

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