Skip to comments.Samsung unveils smartwatch to power Galaxy Note sales
Posted on 09/04/2013 2:31:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled a smartwatch on Wednesday that works as an accessory to its market-leading Galaxy smartphone, with a small screen offering basic functions like photos, hands-free calls and instant messaging.
The worlds top handset maker hopes the Galaxy Gear will boost the appeal of its range of Android-powered smartphones, as it battles to maintain supremacy in the rapidly saturating high-end mobile market against arch rival Apple Inc.
Its launch, timed to coincide with the start of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, also signals the South Korean giant is more than just a fast follower in innovation behind Apple, which is preparing to release a new iPhone next week but is yet to go public with any wearable devices.
I believe it will become a new fashion icon in the world, said J.K. Shin, Samsungs co-chief executive and head of mobile business.
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Too big. Too expensive. Not a chance.
I expect this will be a flop, unless it does something really special. From what I’ve seen, most young folks don’t even wear watches. I haven’t in years. If I want the time/date, I simply look at my smartphone.
I want a good old fashioned wind up watch that doesn’t require a battery.
Let me know when you find one.
I’ve been eyeng one up at the Vermont Country Store online.
Check out the Citizen Eco watch line. No battery, no winding. Runs on exposure to light. Had one for years. Can have as many complications as you like.
I have a watch that runs on sunlight. It’s great.
While I can appreciate a watch that is capable of changing its face completely giving me different information, depending on what I’m looking for, I just can’t see this device being particularly useful to me personally.
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