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?


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Flexible Displays Will Help
by Pro-Competition on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 04:11 UTC
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I can see the smartwatch as one of the first uses for flexible displays.

I would probably design it with a long, narrow display that wraps halfway around around the wrist. When idle (i.e. in "watch" mode), only a little part of the screen needs to be active. But when in use, it would show more information and be easier to navigate.

Of course, I would probably give it minimal computing power to conserve battery life, and make it mainly an accessory to the phone.

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