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 darknexus on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
darknexus
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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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by bassbeast on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 20:30 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-11-11

Well you'd probably hate my guts then but at least I do have the common courtesy not to be walking down the street using it, instead I stop under an awning to check mine.

But you've seen it too, right? This is what I don't get about pushing the whole "smartwatch" idea, as people are moving AWAY from watches and from what has been reported these things are gonna be in the $300 and up range which frankly most folks? Not gonna pay that for a watch, not when they can get a nice new smartphone that does everything the watch does and more and WITHOUT having to be tethered to anything for cheaper.

BTW I don't know when this change occurred but I have noticed it seems to cross age and income boundaries, I have seen everything from teens to gals in their 50s using their smartphone for a watch and everything from guys that work the backhoe to bankers that likewise use their smartphone instead. Heck it even happened to me and my family, don't know why, just one day I quit wearing the watch and never thought about it again, and both my boys have likewise stopped wearing watches. Even my 72 year old mom has stopped wearing a watch but in her case she says her Android is easier to read and see so at least she has a legitimate reason, I don't know why I did but I can't see myself paying $$$ just to have on my wrist what I already have in my pocket at all times.

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