09-17-2013 07:44 PM
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  1. bearda's Avatar
    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 12:47 PM
  2. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Depends on the price.

    It will be a downfall that it only is compatible with certain devices rather than all Android.
    09-04-2013 12:57 PM
  3. Lastnv's Avatar
    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 01:12 PM
  4. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-04-2013 01:13 PM
  5. Lastnv's Avatar
    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 01:15 PM
  6. teamfoster03's Avatar
    I was very interested till I noticed the $299 price and not available in the US till October. Looks like im back on the wait and see side of smart watches.
    The color screen is a big plus for my use.
    09-04-2013 01:27 PM
  7. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    It's also only compatible with certain Samsung devices.
    09-04-2013 01:29 PM
  8. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    do you want to wear a tablet on your wrist? If the screen got any bigger it'd look stupid.
    Oh yeah I agree they can't be any bigger but that's my point they should focus on something simple that just shows notifications as anything else is ridiculous on a watch. Just my opinion.
    09-04-2013 01:32 PM
  9. still1's Avatar
    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 02:09 PM
  10. Farish's Avatar
    I was looking forward to this watch and I am disappointed.
    09-04-2013 02:57 PM
  11. garublador's Avatar
    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 03:43 PM
  12. Jlav78's Avatar
    I was really frustrated with Samsung after this today, over an hour at my computer waiting for the gear and then "compatible with 4 devices". The market isn't big enough for such a small audience

    Posted via Android central app on my LG Google Nexus 4
    09-04-2013 04:26 PM
  13. chowdog13's Avatar
    Price could be an issue, I'd spend $200, $250 max for a smartwatch. I am still interested though and will probably grab the Note 3.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-04-2013 04:28 PM
  14. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Hell no, not for $299. Its looks the same as the iPod Nano + watch strap holder thing that I have around my house somewhere that I got a couple years ago. Meh, pretty disappointed with this. I don't see this being very popular.
    09-04-2013 07:01 PM
  15. bearda's Avatar
    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 07:31 PM
  16. Syounger64's Avatar
    I am not too sure about spending that much for a smart watch.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    09-04-2013 07:53 PM
  17. Graham D's Avatar
    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 08:38 PM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Ill have to see one in person. I might get one if I get a Note 3...I love gadges. Hopefully, its functionality will increase with time.

    Sent from my humble S4/Note 8.0/Note 10.1
    09-04-2013 09:00 PM
  19. Farish's Avatar
    What makes $300 an unattractive price point when people will spend thousands on a dumb watch.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-04-2013 10:08 PM
  20. gollum18's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    09-04-2013 10:29 PM
  21. Farish's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    I think people would pay 300 dollars for this watch if it had something more stellar about it.

    To me it isn't about pricepoint, it is about what the watch is and isn't.
    09-04-2013 11:03 PM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I think people would pay 300 dollars for this watch if it had something more stellar about it.

    To me it isn't about pricepoint, it is about what the watch is and isn't.
    I think its functionality will grow since its software based so I won't be too hard on it. I love watches and to me there's no such thing as too many. Besides the usual "What can/will it do?" my questions are how durable is it? Is it HIGHLY scratch resistant? How is it going to affect my Note 3's battery life?

    I'll have to continue to do research.

    Sent from my humble Note 10.1/Note 8.0/S4
    09-04-2013 11:12 PM
  23. Farish's Avatar
    I think its functionality will grow since its software based so I won't be too hard on it. I love watches and to me there's no such thing as too many. Besides the usual "What can/will it do?" my questions are how durable is it? Is it HIGHLY scratch resistant? How is it going to affect my Note 3's battery life?

    I'll have to continue to do research.

    Sent from my humble Note 10.1/Note 8.0/S4
    The design and setup of the camera in the wristband bugs the heck out of me, that alone is a turn off and really not needed.
    09-04-2013 11:30 PM
  24. FishenFool's Avatar
    Would never do it. Totally like my Citizen Eco-Drive watch and phone is always with me for doing smart things.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-05-2013 09:30 AM
  25. Farish's Avatar
    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 camera
    A multimedia device(headphones out of watch is going to be more awkward than a phone)
    1 day battery life???
    vito032 likes this.
    09-05-2013 10:35 AM
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