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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Too little battery life
by jgfenix on Sun 1st Sep 2013 20:58 UTC
jgfenix
Member since:
2006-05-25

A watch that doesn't even last a day? That is ridiculous.

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RE: Too little battery life
by p13. on Sun 1st Sep 2013 21:16 in reply to "Too little battery life"
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Agreed. If the battery life claims are true, then this would be quite useless. It needs to last for at least two days imo. Ideally a week or more.

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RE: Too little battery life
by Nelson on Sun 1st Sep 2013 22:38 in reply to "Too little battery life"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

A watch that doesn't even last a day? That is ridiculous.


"A phone without a keyboard? That is ridiculous." - said about the iPhone.

I'm not convinced that charging a device is an issue in an era where all we do is charge devices.

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RE[2]: Too little battery life
by jgfenix on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 02:40 in reply to "RE: Too little battery life"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

True, but I think there is a reasonable limit to everything. A watch is something that I put on in the morning when I get out of bed and I put off in the night. A watch that ceases to work in the middle of the day can't be called a watch.

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RE[2]: Too little battery life
by Fergy on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 06:39 in reply to "RE: Too little battery life"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I'm not convinced that charging a device is an issue in an era where all we do is charge devices.

Yeah it is totally normal to wake up. Unplug your phone. Unplug your watch. Go to work. Plugin your phone. Plugin your watch. Go to lunch. Unplug your phone. Unplug your watch. Go home. Plugin your phone. Plugin your watch.

Edited 2013-09-02 06:39 UTC

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