I really like the idea of the Galaxy gear.
So my real questions are going to be what is the best smart watch to get based on what I want it to do.
1. be able to answer and make calls from it.
2. Receive notifications and clear them
3. Put on custom watch faces
4. basic things from my phone, i.e. control music , text message, etc.
I really don't need to run tons of apps. I don't need to really browse the web or even read emails, but would like to get notified of them, and would be cool to be able to read and respond to text messages.
I have a galaxy s4, and have been thinking of getting the gear since it came out.
Would it be advantageous to wait for the gear 2? I am thinking if the gear does what I want it to, then it would be great since prices are going to come down and I can snag one for a good price, but not being able to change the band is the biggest minus for me. The big thing that has me wanting the gear 2 over the gear is being able to change the bands. that is huge for me because I have this itch to use it with a nice stainless watch band like from omega or rolex or cartier etc on it, or be able to put on a nice leather band too with quick clasp so it just has that extra the touch of class with it but being a smart watch at the same time.
I know the gear 2 is on tizen, what would be a disadvantage of that, customization? I know the android development community is huge and there is so much that has been done and can be done by developers with it which fuels some of the cool things I have seen on the gear. I most likely would not be looking to customize it except for putting on different watch faces to suit my mood as long as it can do all the basics that I would us it for.
What would you do? If I am going to wait, I'll set aside the money for it.