Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Sep 2013 19:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the watch.

Here it is.

I love watches (I have several watches for different occasions and clothing styles), but this thing looks ridiculous. A three inch contraption shaped like a Galaxy phone strapped to my tiny wrist?

What?

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RE[2]: Right, that's it...
by Fergy on Sun 1st Sep 2013 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Right, that's it..."
Fergy
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Personally, I find smart watches interesting because designers will have to deal with a constrained user experience and IO. Let's see what comes out of it.

I think there is a market for smart watches but not for small smartphones on your wrist. Here is what I think it should do:
- Normal battery that runs for 3 years
- No larger than a tricked out sports watch
- Sub 200 dollar
- Waterproof of course
- Synchronize clock
How they could do it: e-ink display, blue-tooth low power
What it could do: weather, small messages, programmable beeps for specialized alerts

It should just connect to your smartphone and get its information from it.

Edited 2013-09-01 20:57 UTC

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