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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'smart' watches have been out for a while.
by leech on Mon 2nd Sep 2013 23:07 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

I don't know why this is even much of a discussion, so called 'smart' watches have been out for a while.

I recall quite a few years ago, a Linux watch being made and it even ran X11.

Personally, I don't really want a 'smart' watch, I just want one where I can make calls on, because talking to your wrist like you're a spy would be awesome.

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Personally, I don't really want a 'smart' watch, I just want one where I can make calls on, because talking to your wrist like you're a spy would be awesome.


A smartshoe would make a far better ergonomic fit for the mic and speaker locations.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't know why this is even much of a discussion, so called 'smart' watches have been out for a while.

I recall quite a few years ago, a Linux watch being made and it even ran X11.


I remember that too, along with a Palm based PDA watch by Fossil. I'd love to have both in my gadget collection.


Personally, I don't really want a 'smart' watch, I just want one where I can make calls on, because talking to your wrist like you're a spy would be awesome.


Behold:

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Proof-Stainless-Unlocked-Mobile/dp/B005...

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