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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RE[3]: Right, that's it...
by pandronic on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Right, that's it..."
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

I think this fits the bill:

http://getpebble.com/

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RE[4]: Right, that's it...
by Fergy on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 06:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Right, that's it..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I think this fits the bill:

http://getpebble.com/

Almost ;)
Q. How long does the battery last?
A. The rechargeable battery keeps Pebble going for 7+ days.

Maybe when they can charge wireless... But I still just want a normal watch with bluetooth and simple extras. Even Pebble is a little bit too fancy.

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RE[4]: Right, that's it...
by WereCatf on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 07:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Right, that's it..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I think this fits the bill:

http://getpebble.com/


I was just thinking to myself that a smartwatch with a low-power e-Paper display would be a step in the right direction, then I noticed your link. That Pebble-thing might actually be useful since you don't have to be recharging it all the time. There's two niggles with it that bother me, though: it looks like an ass and it apparently has no audio capabilities, only vibration. Perhaps the next version will be better ;)

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RE[5]: Right, that's it...
by darknexus on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 09:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Right, that's it..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

it apparently has no audio capabilities, only vibration. Perhaps the next version will be better ;)

Sounds perfect to me, that way you people don't get to disturb the rest of us with your annoying beeps and sounds. The smartphones are bad enough, not to mention the damn fools who get their iPods out and blast music none of us want to here. If everyone's watch starts making noise too, I'm going dark for a while or else I'll probably go insane and do some neck shaking of my own.

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RE[4]: Right, that's it...
by OSbunny on Wed 4th Sep 2013 12:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Right, that's it..."
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

"HOW IT WORKS.

Pebble connects by Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android device."

If you already have a phone why would you want something else to lug around?

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