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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Is there a market?
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 5th Sep 2013 16:09 UTC
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I just wonder if there really is a market for this type of thing. The only watches that sell anymore are the ones people wear primarily as jewelry or status symbols. How are you going to make a call with a smartwatch? the speaker has to be tiny and tinny. How about a smart bluetooth headset that will let you control your phone while it is in your pocket?

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