The new smart watch features a metal face and buckle, a departure from Samsung's usual reliance on plastic. The wrist bands on the device are adjustable and come in an array of colors.
Inside, Gear has 4GB of storage to store pictures and other content, including apps, of which Samsung says there are more than 70 for the device. Samsung says the watch has a 315mAh battery that will last for more than 25 hours on a charge.
The device has a number of other features, including a built-in camera with a 1.9MP resolution. It also has a built-in speaker allowing users to conduct hands-free calls and to draft messages and memos using Samsung's S Voice assistant. According to Samsung, these actions can be performed without touching the screen.
The design itself doesn't look too bad from Samsung. I honestly expected less from them. This ain't bad.
The 4GB storage and 25 hour battery life is pretty good too. Good job if that turns out to be true.
Now here comes the lack of focus part, along with a few WTF's.
The device has a camera? Why? How does that affect battery life. But then again why?
A built in speaker? IMO flying a little too close to the sun. Talk to your watch?
That last paragraph quoted above, shows the lack of focus part that all manufacturers not named "Apple" suffer from.
I, on the other hand, as a runner and a cyclist, can not wait for Apple's creation. I bet the functionality will be totally different from this and the design much more desirable.