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[5]: Right, that's it...
by MOS6510 on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Right, that's it..."
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My reason is part geekness and part luxury.

But I'm also hoping the Apple iWatch, if it arrives, will monitor stuff like your heart rate and your movement. I have a number of healthy apps on my iPhone and I'd love to see some info fed automatically.

It would be great to go for a run without having to launch an app and press virtual buttons. Just make sure you're wearing your watch and go.

And it can add some convenience. Like getting an alert if your phone moves away from you (theft). Or being able to see who's calling/texting when you're in a swimming pool or taking a shower. Just a quick glance at your watch is much easier and quicker performed than grabbing your phone.

I can see a lot of handy features being possible and I must admit they are pure luxuries so the world won't end if you don't have a smart watch.

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