Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Sep 2013 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Verge on the Galaxy Gear:

There are a couple of significant downsides that temper my enthusiasm for the new Gear. First and foremost is the speed and intuitiveness of the user interface - or rather, the lack thereof. There's a tangible lag to anything you do with the Gear, while the swipe gestures are hard to figure out and do different things depending on where you are in the menus.


Also important will be the Galaxy Gear's battery life. It does use the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard to communicate, but at 315mAh its battery is decidedly small. Samsung promises "about a day" of endurance from the Gear, but by the end of our briefing with the company, the cameras on most of its demo units were refusing to turn on due to the watches running low on power.

Yeah, no. I don't know what a smartwatch is, but this, is not it.

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Yeah but...
by shotsman on Thu 5th Sep 2013 06:12 UTC
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The awkward sod in me wonders if Samsung got wind of what appler were going to release and rushed this out because theirs is so bad compared to what Apple are/might be going to release next week. Pure speculation mind you.

But as has been said, Samsung were/are in danger of getting a wee bit big headed (following Apple there) and started thinking they can do no wrong. A nice expensive flop will I hope focus their minds of improving what they are doing well but could do a lot better instead of trying to be everything to everyone.
Well, I never, they'll be making cars next...

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