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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.

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The method of charging using the included case is extremely odd and the fact that it only works with other Samsung devices is also a very risky move for them.  I also read that while the battery life is rumored at 25+ hours that the watches on display at their conference are showing anything near those numbers.

 


Wait, are you saying to charge it you have to plug it into another device? I guess the picture does suggest that. If so that is hilarious!

 

Yup, according to Android Police you have to put a case on the watch in order to plug in a micro USB to charge it.  On the left is the case and on the right is the watch inside it's charging case.

 

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It's absolutely copying Apple. The rumor that Apple is working on an iWatch has been around for a year. Samsung is doing this for one reason and one reason only, to be able to say they were first to market. Yes, it is ALL about copying Apple's karma.

It's not quite so simple. Samsung bought a company which makes watch technology a year ago. So they may well have had an interest before the rumor mill really started gaining traction.
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post #44 of 152

Digital watches - how exciting!

 

You'll forgive me if I keep my Breitling!

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What samsung does is just copy apple nothing else. If apple woundnt have come with iphone all this mobile phone company will be charging consumers with rubbish devices.thanks a lot to apple for bringing innovation and giving customers the best product.Samsung devices is like someone having a vauxhall car and iphone is like someone having a rollsroyce or a merc.
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It's absolutely copying Apple. The rumor that Apple is working on an iWatch has been around for a year. Samsung is doing this for one reason and one reason only, to be able to say they were first to market. Yes, it is ALL about copying Apple's karma.

 

You think they threw together a smartwatch in a year after hearing a rumor of an Apple iWatch?  You have to learn a thing or two about marketing new products.  Physical and software design processes aside, they have to create a new assembly line.   They can't just put their Galaxy phone line into watch mode.  That can take a year in and of itself depending on how flexible their factories are.

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The watch is nearly 1/2 inch thick and has flat-head screws on the front. From an aesthetic and battery life point of view it seems like something from the 1990's.

 

Yes, but look at the "specs"!  It's all about "specs"! 

And Sammy was FIRST!

Nevermind that they are clueless when it comes to style until they have someone to COPY.

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How is it copying if Apple hasn't made one? It's a dumb idea, yes. But copying? No.

 

Maybe "copying" is not the right word, but there is a pattern here.

 

When Apple was rumored to be working on a tablet and registered the "iSlate.com" domain... MS outdid itself to show off a non-working HP thing, astonishingly called Slate PC and "leaked" some Courier videos, which they later played down. Of course, Apple did not use the "Slate" name and released something quite different.

 

When Apple was rumored to build a TV product, all industry shows all of a sudden were about "Smart TVs" (Samsung running up front), all of them are junk and nobody really demands them. What Apple will do, is still unknown.

 

Since Apple is rumored to build a watch and registered "iWatch" domains, everybody tries to be first and releases whatever junk they can glue together in no time.

 

Chances are that Apple's product will not be called iWatch, or even be a "watch" in any conventional sense. Why end skeuomorphism in the OS, and then use an old-technology metaphor for something that is not primarily a watch? I won't say impossible, but it wouldn't be consistent either.

 

So, it may not be "copying", but it definitely is taking Apple rumors and  jumping on them like headless chicken. It is more amusing than annoying.

post #49 of 152
Wow! Absolutely wow! Real game changers indeed! I'm starting to believe the media that samsung is out innovating Apple, lol
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so Apple clearly got OWNED today..
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Why the hell is AI wasting such space on Samsung? Is this now SamsungInsider?

That watch reminds me of something the character "Steve Austin" would wear in "The Six Million Dollar Man" TV show in the 70's. Talk about gaudy!!

I guess now AI has to accommodate the whiny Fandroid members now. :/

 

Talking of Steve Austin, the speaker at the show reminded me of a thinner version of him.

 

They choose to use this clown to host the show.

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Wow! Absolutely wow! Real game changers indeed! I'm starting to believe the media that samsung is out innovating Apple, lol

 

if you watched the entire Unpacked event like I did.. you would know that this was truly an innovative day in the tech world. Samsung has done it again. The Next Big Thing is here.. once again!

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Those massive screwheads... Oof!

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The multitasking feature is nothing to scoff at, assuming implementation is good. It gives stronger rationalization to the large Note screen.

 

It makes you wonder if this is coming to iOS (at least the tablets) next year.

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Physical and software design processes aside, they have to create a new assembly line.   They can't just put their Galaxy phone line into watch mode.  That can take a year in and of itself depending on how flexible their factories are.

 

For companies like Foxconn or Pegatron? Three months max.

 

(Jobs was famous for making severe product tweaks until the last minute, somehow assembly lines could cope with that as well.)

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so he's a clown because he helped introduce two REVOLUTIONARY products today? You Apple fanboys really are ridiculous. You know what's going to look like a clown? That Non-Innovative iPhone launch on the 10th.

 

The Gear is a dud - poorly executed, IMO.

 

The Note 3 is a decent step up from the Note 2. As mentioned above, the multitasking feature is *noteworthy*. But revolutionary? Now that's serious marketing *spin*. :)

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Just occurred to me why the watch by Sammy is so thick... it's not just a watch, it's also a microwave oven!

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It's absolutely copying Apple. The rumor that Apple is working on an iWatch has been around for a year. Samsung is doing this for one reason and one reason only, to be able to say they were first to market. Yes, it is ALL about copying Apple's karma.

Gimme a break dude. As much as I hate Samsung in this instance they are in NO WAY "Copying Apple". :no:

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Maybe "copying" is not the right word, but there is a pattern here.

When Apple was rumored to be working on a tablet and registered the "iSlate.com" domain... MS outdid itself to show off a non-working HP thing, astonishingly called Slate PC and "leaked" some Courier videos, which they later played down. Of course, Apple did not use the "Slate" name and released something quite different.

When Apple was rumored to build a TV product, all industry shows all of a sudden were about "Smart TVs" (Samsung running up front), all of them are junk and nobody really demands them. What Apple will do, is still unknown.

Since Apple is rumored to build a watch and registered "iWatch" domains, everybody tries to be first and releases whatever junk they can glue together in no time.

Chances are that Apple's product will not be called iWatch, or even be a "watch" in any conventional sense. Why end skeuomorphism in the OS, and then use an old-technology metaphor for something that is not primarily a watch? I won't say impossible, but it wouldn't be consistent either.

So, it may not be "copying", but it definitely is taking Apple rumors and  jumping on them like headless chicken. It is more amusing than annoying.

I can't agree with your conclusion.

Samsung makes some ugly products in my opinion. The only Samsung product I have enjoyed are their TVs. But I digress

There are smart people working at all of these companies. More likely that they ALL see the future as some form of wearable computing. Just as we saw rumors and patents regarding Apples version of Google Glass. It isn't copying...they are all thinking ahead.

Back on topic, a smart watch just ain't doing it for me.
post #60 of 152
That watch looks boring as ****. Just like the dozens of other "smartwatches" being designed by talentless companies. Samsung can go ahead and "beat Apple to the punch"- being first has never been Apple's goal, it's always been doing it right. Just like all the other industries and products it reinvented, Apple will release such a product when its confident it will be a game-changer, and that consumers will flock to buy it.
post #61 of 152
5.7" phone? Clearly Sammy is lacking elsewhere.
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so he's a clown because he helped introduce two REVOLUTIONARY products today? You Apple fanboys really are ridiculous. You know what's going to look like a clown? That Non-Innovative iPhone launch on the 10th.

 

Oh I thought, I give a real sense of what might have been going through his (the host of the Galaxy unveiling show) head that very moment.

Here you Go..

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You mad bro?


Add me to your blocked list.  Please.  I'll consider it an honor given the empty contributions you post here.  My original Samsung statement stands solid.  You're more than welcome to head on over to one of the countless Samsung fanboy sites.


Your useless post, ending with you verbally attacking me just proved my point.
Obviously you did not get my post. I'm not a Samsung fanboy. I was simply stating that calling it Samsung Insider is incorrect. It's Apple Insider and all I was saying was that there allowed to post Samsung stories, because yes they are related to Apple.
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When this hipster took the stage to be the MC I almost closed the YouTube channel. Nice glasses man!

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I was going to say. This website do hate Samsung too much by what i was reading. Until i read the domain name. Also i got here by Google news. And just so you know this product are killer cool and the power behind it no one tops it.
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Oh I thought, I give a real sense of what might have been going through his (the host of the Galaxy unveiling show) head that very moment.

Here you Go..

Looks like the creepy "six flags" old man. 

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Looks like the creepy "six flags" old man. 

Haha! I knew I recognized him from somewhere. Well played
post #68 of 152
Yes...absolutely copying Apple.
The Korean dude used "ONE MORE THING..." in the presentation. How tacky is that?
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Well, here are two potential users. And since Samsung cares only about making worthless piles of crap for absolutely everyone, that's all the market they need.

 

Yes, anyone that watches fake fighting deserves fake technology! 

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It probably hurts Samsung to be first to market with this. It'll be really obvious when they copy Apple's future design now.

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no one tops it.
Yet.
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Ok... finally, Samsung has come up with something ahead of everybody else. Now look at what they come up with! They design something out of scratch, and it turns out to be like that. If I saw it back in the 80s, I would still think it's ugly and never want to wear it.

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It probably hurts Samsung to be first to market with this. It'll be really obvious when they copy Apple's future design now.

Pebble. Nobody seems to remember Pebble.
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Looks like the creepy "six flags" old man. 

 

No one looks good with white framed glasses... No one.

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post #75 of 152

The old iPod Nano watch was already years ahead of Galaxy Gear.

 

Less expensive, more useful, nicer looking.

post #76 of 152
The 'clown' is Jason Bradbury, co-host of UK Channel 5's Gadget Show where they do their best to level the playing field by trashing Apple products with ridiculous competitions and comparisons.
Think Top Gear for gadgets instead of autos.
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so Apple clearly got OWNED today..

 

 

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if you watched the entire Unpacked event like I did.. you would know that this was truly an innovative day in the tech world. Samsung has done it again. The Next Big Thing is here.. once again!

 

 

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so he's a clown because he helped introduce two REVOLUTIONARY products today? You Apple fanboys really are ridiculous. You know what's going to look like a clown? That Non-Innovative iPhone launch on the 10th.

 

Oh please, you don't add anything intelligent to the discussion, go troll away.

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so Apple clearly got OWNED today..

Just like the iPad got OWNED by the HP Slate?

post #79 of 152

This design is showing the outcome of Samsung "not copying" anybody else for the first time.

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Pebble. Nobody seems to remember Pebble.

quite right - pebble was as close as anyones got to a good smart watch. In fact close enough for some.

I understand its not too rugged, despite being waterproof. Also you have to plug it into a cradle to charge it, unlike this Samsung wa.... oh oh - i mean just like this samsung device

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