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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Will Be Short-Lived

So Samsung beat Apple to the punch and came out with a smartwatch. It goes on sale on September 25 for $299.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Will Be Short-Lived

Samsung unveiled at the IFA 2013 the rumored Galaxy Gear Smartwatch . When it goes on sale on September 25 the $299 Galaxy Gear will only work with the new Galaxy Note 3. Not even taking into account this limitation, I am pretty sure the Galaxy Gear will be short lived despite the hype in the media. For starters the Samsung smartwatch is too clunky and the battery life is not practical.

You have to dig through the hype in the first Galaxy Gear hands-on reviews to find the issues that are going to make this smartwatch not fun to use on a daily basis. 

The Verge writes in their review in regards to downsides: "First and foremost is the speed and intuitiveness of the user interface — or rather, the lack thereof." So the thing is unusable and the battery life is with 315mAh not going to hold the Samsung promised day.

The biggest reason why the Galaxy Gear will be short lived is the rumored iWatch. If Apple is still what it was than the iWatch will define how smartwatches will look like and work. They will release a device that will have possibly fewer features than the Galaxy Gear, but it will just work and provide everyday value and convenience. This also means the iWatch will be slimmer than the Gear (11.1mm). Heck even the Pebble is slimmer (8.4mm) today.

I am totally not impressed by the Galaxy Gear. I am also sceptical about the iWatch, but if any company can pull a smartwatch off that I would want to use than its Apple. What is your take on the Galaxy Gear?

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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