Didnt exactly see this coming, but it comes at no surprise.
Not at $300. But I would look at them later.
I got a pebble for half that price and I love it so far. Got all my email accounts synced up so I don't take out my phone unless its something with a lot of pictures that I need to see or respond to. I can control my music on the phone by switching between apps if i want or just going to the next/previous song. I can reply with preset text messages while i'm driving. Weather information, calendar information and Tasker (an app that I didn't know about but want to learn about because it sounds very interesting. Oh and the battery life is much better than the Samsung gear.
I don't think there is a market for them given today's feature sets. I'm pretty sure the article is correct that buyers get one with the device and not end up utilizing the device to justify the price tag, and like I have said here before, realize that they don't wear watches!!!!!!!! Very few people wear watches these days!!! I am actually HUGE into watches but quality timepieces not the plastic or digital gps workout watches etc. At home I never wear a watch it is something I put on like clothing to watch the activity I will be a part of, for work I have a heavy duty Tsovet AR-77 that I don't care what happens to and is the cheapest watch I own. From there I have my dress watch, my white dress watch, my party/club watch, and my expensive baby my Breitling that I only wear a few times a year for occasions. Where in any of that planning would the Gear fall in? It would get destroyed if I wore it to work and any other occasion it isn't high end enough to wear especially if trying to look professional. The best case use I'm seeing for this watch is while driving or playing videogames where you can't let to of the controller to pick your phone up lol. $300 for a driving watch is a lot.
Smartwatches are awesome, but strictly for a niche market. As somebody who owns a tablet but not a smartphone, I would LOVE to have a smartwatch so I can stuff my tablet in my backpack and control it using the watch.
But then again, the Galaxy Gear doesn't work with my Nexus 7 anyway, so...
Yeah also anyone who would take just five minutes to google "Galaxy Gear reviews" would save themselves alot of time. The poor device just got hit pretty hard. Basically it can some things but it really doesnt do them well. Its too spread out on what it can do. Also expensive as mentioned. And even more so let us not forget that its only compatible with the note 3 at the moment well actually i take that back its added more support but still only for the s4 and maybe GN2. I wouldnt be surprised if there were people who bought not properly informed and it didnt work with their device.
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