Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

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  • Reply 101 of 155
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,824member

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    Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post



    Obviously we don't know what to expect from an iWatch at this point, but as suggested earlier the real focus should be biometrics. There is no point adding feature duplication when every smartphone has wifi, camera, etc. Biometric data in the other hand isn't available in the phone and a smart watch strapped to the body is a great location for a sensor or two. After that, keep the overall device small and slim, battery life good enough for a weekend adventure, and give it a screen i can read in all lighting. Apple could top it off with a very basic touch interface for controlling music (play, pause, and skip) and open up a watchface store for added customizability while allowing creators to get some compensation for their efforts ($0.99 sounds reasonable).


     


    I agree with this. Further, I cannot imagine Samesung releasing a device like that shown. I think that we're being conned with those images, surely. image

  • Reply 102 of 155


    Is it too early for the word wablet?

  • Reply 103 of 155

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    Originally Posted by starbird73 View Post



    Look, I am the first to bash Samsung, but like with rumored iPhones, etc. I will give them the benefit of the doubt until they announce and show off a production ready model. And it is the first iteration. First gen is the kicking the tires. Same will likely hold true for Apple. Unless the square nano was their first gen, so to speak, I expect that the first gen iWatch will be different from the second/third gens, just like the iPhone and iPad.


    First iteration?


    They tried and failed quite a few times already.


    As recently as 2009 they tried the S9110.


    In 1999 they tried the SPH-WP10.


    There are one or two others I think.

  • Reply 104 of 155
    gazoobee wrote: »
    I have a nephew who is now in his late 30's who just can't tell time with an analogue clock at all!

    If school didn't teach him this his parents ought to. We can't really blame the child.
    nikilok wrote: »
    If I were to guess they'll come up with a watch something around these lines.<a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/" style="line-height:1.231;"><img alt="CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="30623" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px">
    </a>


    A watch that uses there Youm flexible display. They demoed it early this year. I am certain.

    I am certain you are ¡
    Here is a link of they announcing it. <a href="" style="line-height:1.231;" target="_blank">

    If there's anything Samsung should copy from Apple, it's presentation skills from Steve Jobs. That was one excruciating watch, nee, view, nee, video.
  • Reply 105 of 155

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    I think Samsung's purposely leaking out shitty looking watch models there by lowering the markets expectation, and then come up with a 10 times better design and get people to say WO! Oldest trick in the book.


     


    If I were to guess they'll come up with a watch something around these lines.CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90


     


    A watch that uses there Youm flexible display. They demoed it early this year. I am certain.


     


    Here is a link of they announcing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3a9WrfzZOM



     


    On second thought's pulling out such a watch like shown above, is kind of technically impossible. Considering the whole thing's flexible, where do the put in the circuit board and components like chips, batteries etc ? That is a concept render, but i dont think the hardware technology today will allow for such a design.


    In that youtube video you'll notice the actual hardware powering those flexible screens are a giant sized block below the flexible display, which they hold on.


    So yeah we aren't technologically there yet.. Or atleast Samsung isn't. Who know's maybe Apple will figure it out.

  • Reply 106 of 155
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,617member
    this has to be a fake, even Samsung would punt that crap out....would they??
  • Reply 107 of 155
    stuffestuffe Posts: 394member


    That is not a watch, that is a phone in a wriststrap. Ridiculous. You could achieve the same effect with a Galaxy Mini to within half an inch.  If you can't wear it as a watch, and fit in under a shirt cuff, then it's not a watch.

  • Reply 108 of 155
    stuffestuffe Posts: 394member


    I do find it funny that people are pinning the first Smartwatch iteration on Samsumg, when Sony have had them out for a while now:


     


    http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/


     


     



     


     


    ...and are on the 2nd versions of them at that.


     


    http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch-2-sw2/



     


     


    They even look (to my taste) relatively attractive.


     


    It's nothing new as an idea, it's nothing new as a shipping product, so I don't see what the interest in Samsung is other than the obvious received wisdom that only Apple and Samsung matter.

  • Reply 109 of 155
    I would buy an iFridge if/when Apple release it, so to the my objectivity :-)
    I think iWatch could and should do many interesting things.
    I need to control music on iPhone, but not on iPhone itself.
    I want to see reminders when I get to some location, not on iPhone in my pocket, but faster on my wrist.
    I want to pay fot things via iWatch NFC. I want to use coupones from iPhone app but on watch, maybe via showing QR code.
    I want to track my bio/physicals in much more presentable way that current sportbands do with stats, tips... There must be an app for that :-)
    I want to lock iPhone when it gets out of range.
    I want to autofill passwords to services with these two devices in reach.
    All of it is possible today. Except the week battery life.
    I wish Apple invents some new type of batteries.
  • Reply 110 of 155

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    Originally Posted by diggydobby View Post



    I would buy an iFridge if/when Apple release it, so to the my objectivity :-)

    I think iWatch could and should do many interesting things.

    I need to control music on iPhone, but not on iPhone itself.

    I want to see reminders when I get to some location, not on iPhone in my pocket, but faster on my wrist.

    I want to pay fot things via iWatch NFC. I want to use coupones from iPhone app but on watch, maybe via showing QR code.

    I want to track my bio/physicals in much more presentable way that current sportbands do with stats, tips... There must be an app for that :-)

    I want to lock iPhone when it gets out of range.

    I want to autofill passwords to services with these two devices in reach.

    All of it is possible today. Except the week battery life.

    I wish Apple invents some new type of batteries.


    Forget NFC, Apple is skipping it like the other bag of hurt. Apple is going all out on Bluetooth LE in iOS7.


    NFC if not going to happen.


    There are 30 million NFC capable android devices. There is no NFC app with more than 5 million downloads, there are 2 with more than 2 million.

  • Reply 111 of 155
    Nothing new about this just a smaller mobile with a band. Trust me the new iwatch will be round and rotate or something like that
  • Reply 112 of 155
    It will also be magnetic and able to pop in your pocket and might even charge kenetic.
  • Reply 113 of 155
    We should save these photos for the 'Before Apple releases the iWatch' section of the lawsuit example.
  • Reply 114 of 155
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    C'mon really?
    If only watches could tell people "it's time for your sense of humor transplant..." :-)
  • Reply 115 of 155
    leighrleighr Posts: 255member
    That ain't selling.
  • Reply 116 of 155
    nikilok wrote: »
    I think Samsung's purposely leaking out shitty looking watch models there by lowering the markets expectation, and then come up with a 10 times better design and get people to say WO! Oldest trick in the book.

    If I were to guess they'll come up with a watch something around these lines.<a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/" style="line-height:1.231;"><img alt="CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="30623" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px">
    </a>


    A watch that uses there Youm flexible display. They demoed it early this year. I am certain.

    Here is a link of they announcing it. <a href="" style="line-height:1.231;" target="_blank">
    Lol! Sarcasm, right? Imagine the battery life on that (5 seconds?) if the prototype we saw lasts 10 hours.
  • Reply 117 of 155
    Will there be any success with Shamesuck if it doesn't shamelessly copy Apple ?
  • Reply 118 of 155
    oli32 wrote: »
    ... your main rival will bring out something that s smoot, elegant and simple. Maybe the only nice design they wgere able to make was the GS3/4. You d have to pay my to wear that thing.
    Could we pay you to proofread your posts? :-)
  • Reply 119 of 155
    nikilok wrote: »
    I think Samsung's purposely leaking out shitty looking watch models there by lowering the markets expectation, and then come up with a 10 times better design and get people to say WO! Oldest trick in the book.

    If I were to guess they'll come up with a watch something around these lines.<a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/" style="line-height:1.231;"><img alt="CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="30623" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30623/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px">
    </a>


    A watch that uses there Youm flexible display. They demoed it early this year. I am certain.

    Here is a link of they announcing it. <a href="" style="line-height:1.231;" target="_blank">

    I think u have overestimated Shamesuck . What u say only applies to Shamesuck shame which is always unexpectedly shameful .
  • Reply 120 of 155


    CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90


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    Originally Posted by reydn View Post





    Lol! Sarcasm, right? Imagine the battery life on that (5 seconds?) if the prototype we saw lasts 10 hours.


     


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    Originally Posted by crazy_mac_lover View Post





    I think u have overestimated Shamesuck . What u say only applies to Shamesuck shame which is always unexpectedly shameful .


     


    On second thought's pulling out such a watch as shown before, is kind of technically impossible. Considering the whole thing's flexible, where do the put in the circuit board and components like chips, batteries etc ? That is a concept render, but i dont think the hardware technology today will allow for such a design.


    In that youtube video you'll notice the actual hardware powering those flexible screens are a giant sized block below the flexible display, which they hold on.


    So yeah we aren't technologically there yet.. Or atleast Samsung isn't. Who know's maybe Apple will figure it out.

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