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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BushLin
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2011-01-26

Your post starts off like you're disagreeing but then you seem to not contradict what would be "ideal".

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm just saying lots of apps and long battery life don't go together. If you want the battery life, the only apps it would include would be very simple pre-installed, very optimized for the device. And probably no installing other apps. No development kits, no nothing.

So basically mostly a dump watch ;-)

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