AT&T announces pre-order date for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
The Samsung Galaxy Gear watch will allow users to answer calls and read messages right on your wrist. You can even be reminded of that important meeting that you typed on the Galaxy Note 3's calendar. The problem with the device is that it can only work with the latest iteration of Sammy's phablet, which is a more expensive phone to begin with. Furthermore, the low battery life available on the watch means that you can't come close to wearing it on your wrist the whole day without having to recharge it. This certainly limits the usefulness of the device.
We told you late Sunday that the Korean OEM is supposedly working on a sequel to the watch that would work with any Android phone, and surely would offer longer battery life. There has been some speculation that Samsung launched the original model of the watch as a trial balloon. The new watch could be unveiled as soon as CES 2014 in January. Meanwhile, if you are an AT&T customer wanting to pre-order the watch, just wait for the stroke of midnight EDT tonight.
1. DaHarder (Posts: 175; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
Me... being the consummate 'early adopter' I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Galaxy Note 3 + Galaxy Gear Combo!
I'm more than willing to endure a few 1st generation anomalies to help ensure that they don't give up on this potentially awesome product.
2. Blazers (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Make sure to brag about the great battery life, and the classy sophisticated look. And of course show off the cool hand to ear move for taking a call.
Dammit....I got myself so excited I think I'll camp out at an AT&T store starting tonight.
3. verbalize (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Because you rush to produce something usually means that you are going to have a pile of dog cr.p on your wrist. Go ahead and pay $ 300.00 for major joke. Hey everyone I have a 1980 Casio watch on my wrist
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3488; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
How do you know its going to be bad? I would buy one to see for myself before i pass my opinion.
Plus i using the Sony smart watch now pretty good except for its durability. I have to visit Sony service center for total 4 replacement units since my purchase in Mar 2013. Sony smart watch software is very stable no problem at all. Go get the smart watch 2.
6. schinnak (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Why does PA keep saying that the battery wont last? Didnt samsung announce 25 hours of battery life for this one?