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 bassbeast on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
bassbeast
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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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