Get Zite on Your Wrist with Samsung Galaxy Gear

100Just a week ago, Zite announced a huge update to our Android app.  We also announced an initial version of Zite for Google Glass and expressed our excitement for and commitment to wearable computing.

Today, we’re delighted to announce that we’re extending our reach into the wearable market to the most exciting new entrant, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.

Unlike Google Glass, which is only available to the lucky few that have been selected by Google, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

Galaxy Gear is a companion device to your Samsung phone.  In that vein, we’ve built Zite to allow you to scan your top 10 headlines quickly and efficiently.  Because Zite is personalized to your tastes and interests, no two sets of top 10 stories will be the same.  With Zite, you can pick topics from Aston Martin to Zoology and everything in between.

Zite believes in the future of wearable computing and are uniquely positioned to deliver next generation news products.  Not only have we always been on the cutting edge of devices, but we’re also supported and owned by CNN, which encourages us to push the envelope regarding next generation news.

So, this first release of Zite on Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is just the beginning.  We’re already working on a world of smart alerts – notifications on your companion devices that tell you about news that is uniquely important to you, not a message blasted to an anonymous crowd. We will add new notifications into Google Glass and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear in the coming months.

Enjoy and let us know what you think: we’re really interested in learning from our users who adopt this new technology at an early stage.


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