Without some hard specs it's hard to say for sure, but is anyone really interested in the Galaxy Gear smart watch compared to the other devices already out there? I'm particularly interested in if anyone would be interested in migrating from a Pebble or MetaWatch.
My gut reaction is that it's complexity is going to be it's downfall, and that I really like the simple approach the Pebble provides. I'm interested in hearing some use cases where the Galaxy Gear could really shine, though.
- 09-04-2013, 12:57 PM #2
- 09-04-2013, 01:12 PM #3
I am interested in it for sure. I feel like the camera is a bit unsightly but on the black watch its less noticeable so that will probably be the one I'd get. Black is fashion neutral anyway. Overall it looks like a solid build and I think the face of the watch looks great.
The software leaves something to be desired even though we haven't seen much of it yet. I was hoping to see different clock styles and themes.
The price will also be a big factor with this too. I will not spend over 100 dollars for what I've seen so far.
- 09-04-2013, 01:13 PM #4
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A smart watch needs to focus on what it does best... notifications. The screen of a wearable watch is too small to make anything other than a frustrating experience. The camera idea also seems pretty silly to me. Maybe more information will make it more appealing though.
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- 09-04-2013, 01:15 PM #5
do you want to wear a tablet on your wrist? If the screen got any bigger it'd look stupid.
edit: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on (video)
Sorry AC but Engadget covered this WAAAAY more in depth than you did. The Galaxy Gear is going to cost 299!!! Yeah, no thanks... I'll wait a few years after the market is flooded with more smart watches.
- 09-04-2013, 01:27 PM #6
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- 09-04-2013, 02:09 PM #9
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1. No, because it only for Samsung devices(with future update)
So if I buy other device after my contract is over I have no use for this device.
2. Google watch might be generic device for all Android devices So it wont be depended to any device.
3. Price is high and I can bet Google glass can be cheaper
- 09-04-2013, 02:57 PM #10
- 09-04-2013, 03:43 PM #11
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I had high hopes, but nope, I'm not interested at all.
First it's at least $150 more than I'd spend on a smart watch. For $300 I can get a pretty decent watch that won't be obsolete in a few years and will retain its value way better.
What I want from a smart watch is something that gives me notifications and lets me control my phone with Tasker. The Pebble does this alright, but not good enough. I'd rather just tap on and swipe on the screen than use physical buttons. The Sony smart watch does it much better:
How to use the Sony Smartwatch with Tasker - Pocketables
but looks more like an iPod than a watch and it could all be integrated much better. The Samsung appears as if it will just do a bunch of Samsung stuff with Samsung phones. I actually have a Samsung phone, but I want something way more generic. I'll probably be left waiting another generation or two before something comes out that does everything I want, doesn't cost an arm and a leg and looks like something worth wearing. I want it to look like a watch, not like a tiny gadget strapped to my wrist.
- 09-04-2013, 04:26 PM #12
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- 09-04-2013, 07:01 PM #14
Yeah, $300 is kind of unpalatable. $200 I could see, but unless there's some awesome wiz-bang feature that sets it apart from all other wearable devices (and a camera on the watchband ain't it) I don't see this coming out ahead of the Pebble, Agent, or Hot Watch.
- 09-04-2013, 07:53 PM #16
- 09-04-2013, 08:38 PM #17
Agree on all points. Too expensive, too bulky, and who needs a 1.3mp camera on their wrist? If you want to see some more photos of the gear check out this site. Gallery: Samsung Galaxy Gear hands-on gallery | The Verge
- 09-04-2013, 09:00 PM #18
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- 09-04-2013, 10:29 PM #20
I would think 300$ is a steal, you'll still see droves of people buy the 500$ Xbox one and get ripped off but hey to each their own.
Apply my sarcasm anywhere you want
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- 09-04-2013, 11:03 PM #21
- 09-04-2013, 11:12 PM #22
I'll have to continue to do research.
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- 09-04-2013, 11:30 PM #23
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- 09-05-2013, 10:35 AM #25
Going to use myself as an example.
I like the idea of a smartwatch for these functions without having to pull up my phone.
Important Notifications( I like to know if somebody important is texting me or sending me an email)
Answer or decline phone calls
Have stock quotes streaming
A pedometer fitness tracking tool
Yes my smartphone can do all this but the idea for me is not pulling out my phone for minor functions.
Here is what I don't need.
A multimedia device(headphones out of watch is going to be more awkward than a phone)
1 day battery life???
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