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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Right, that's it...
by Vanders on Sun 1st Sep 2013 19:33 UTC
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

...who do I need to write too to tell them I don't want a bloody smart watch. Who are these people these companies keep asking for market research? Are they asking 4chan or something: "Hey guys would you buy an Android watch?" "Hahaha, oh yeah man, totally."

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RE: Right, that's it...
by p13. on Sun 1st Sep 2013 19:50 in reply to "Right, that's it..."
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Here's a crazy idea.
Ready?

--->Don't buy it!<---

I think it could be a fun product, but only if it's priced right.

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RE: Right, that's it...
by Sodki on Sun 1st Sep 2013 20:37 in reply to "Right, that's it..."
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

...who do I need to write too to tell them I don't want a bloody smart watch.


You and I might not want it, but some people do. Some people say they don't, but they will eventually buy one.

Personally, I find smart watches interesting because designers will have to deal with a constrained user experience and IO. Let's see what comes out of it.

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RE[2]: Right, that's it...
by Fergy on Sun 1st Sep 2013 20:55 in reply to "RE: Right, that's it..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Personally, I find smart watches interesting because designers will have to deal with a constrained user experience and IO. Let's see what comes out of it.

I think there is a market for smart watches but not for small smartphones on your wrist. Here is what I think it should do:
- Normal battery that runs for 3 years
- No larger than a tricked out sports watch
- Sub 200 dollar
- Waterproof of course
- Synchronize clock
How they could do it: e-ink display, blue-tooth low power
What it could do: weather, small messages, programmable beeps for specialized alerts

It should just connect to your smartphone and get its information from it.

Edited 2013-09-01 20:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Right, that's it...
by Vanders on Sun 1st Sep 2013 22:02 in reply to "RE: Right, that's it..."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Who? Who are these people? I wish to meet them, and shake them by the neck.

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