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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by Hiev on Sun 1st Sep 2013 19:17 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

to do know is to wait for Apple to release one and the copy the desing, they have done it before.

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by glarepate on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 07:13 in reply to "..."
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

lol!

And then of course chronically litigious Samsung will sue them over it. /sarc

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by bassbeast on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 14:05 in reply to "..."
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhhh..why? Is there some huge demand for big funky watches that require a smartphone which does all the funky huge watch does and more?

I don't know if things are different in the EU but more and more folks here in the states aren't even wearing watches, they just use their smartphones. Heck they have the things in their hands all the time, checking messages and email, getting directions or looking something up so why not just use it, right?

Ironic that they are trying to make watches all high tech when the idea of watches seems to be going the way of the 8-track. Maybe things are different there but when i asked customers about smart watches and whether they'd spend the $$$ required to get one? They all thought I was trying to pull their legs, they found the whole idea just absurd.

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by darknexus on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 15:07 in reply to "RE: ..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Heck they have the things in their hands all the time, checking messages and email, getting directions or looking something up so why not just use it, right?

Yeah, and they're completely unaware of everyone and everything around them. I guess I'm weird by state standards, I don't even want to use my smartphone in public unless I absolutely have to. I don't mind using it when I'm stationary (on a train, by myself at a restaurant, etc) but I can't stand the idiots that have those damn things in their hands constantly then bitch and complain when they get run over by a car that they would have been perfectly aware of had they taken their eyes off that screen for a millisecond. Oh yeah, and I wear a watch too. Nothing fancy, just tells me the time so as not to need to pull out my phone to see something that simple.

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