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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Too big, redundant
by cmost on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 15:05 UTC
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It seems to be wrongheaded thinking for the tech giants to focus on smart watches. Most people I know don't even bother with watches anymore because they have their cell phone glued to their hand 24/7. Furthermore, if the leaked photos are to be believed, the Samsung watch is too big and its ability to run Android apps seems redundant in light of the ubiquity of Android powered smart phones which now outnumber iOS phones. Why anyone would want or need what amounts to a mini telephone strapped to their wrist while also carrying a full fledged smart phone in his or her pocket is beyond me. I can only envision very niche uses for such a device.

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