Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Sep 2013 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Verge on the Galaxy Gear:

There are a couple of significant downsides that temper my enthusiasm for the new Gear. First and foremost is the speed and intuitiveness of the user interface - or rather, the lack thereof. There's a tangible lag to anything you do with the Gear, while the swipe gestures are hard to figure out and do different things depending on where you are in the menus.

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Also important will be the Galaxy Gear's battery life. It does use the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard to communicate, but at 315mAh its battery is decidedly small. Samsung promises "about a day" of endurance from the Gear, but by the end of our briefing with the company, the cameras on most of its demo units were refusing to turn on due to the watches running low on power.

Yeah, no. I don't know what a smartwatch is, but this, is not it.

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Comment by Janglin_Jack
by Janglin_Jack on Thu 5th Sep 2013 16:46 UTC
Janglin_Jack
Member since:
2010-10-20

so, i press play on watch, and music plays... on smartphone? wow, really useful, because it's too much trouble to press play in the smartphone?
this thing doesn't make any sense...

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RE: Comment by Janglin_Jack
by benytocamela on Sat 7th Sep 2013 08:00 in reply to "Comment by Janglin_Jack"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

It actually makes lots of sense. You could keep your phone on your pocket while your read a text on your watch. You could have your phone in a speaker/amplifier dock, and you could control the playlist remotely from your watch without having to go to the dock to change the song, volume, etc. You could use to interact with voice assisted apps/service (e.g. Siri, etc) directly without having to pull out your cell phone. It could also work as a stand alone audio player for working out and what not. Some people could finally act out their Dick Tracy fetish.Etc, etc, etc.

So there are plenty of applications. Even though I find Samsung's device kind of ugly, 'm sure other vendors will start getting into the smartwatch space, and will have more refined offerings.

Edited 2013-09-07 08:05 UTC

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Janglin_Jack Member since:
2010-10-20

well, is that so much trouble pulling your phone out of your pocket?
even if you're driving, it doesn't make much sense, since lot's of cars already interact with your phone, you don't need a watch for that.
and voice assistant for android already exists, once again, you don't need a new device for that. and how well will this thing work with non-english languages? will it understand other languages?

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