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First images of the Galaxy Gear show off Samsung's "unique" design sense

0. phoneArena 01 Sep 2013, 13:39 posted on

What are said to be the first images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch have come out; and, they triggered the absolutely wrong reaction in us. The first thought we had after seeing the images was, "That better be a prototype." But, it looks to be real, and that is incredibly disappointing, because the absolute best compliment we can give the device is that it looks like something a hipster would wear...

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posted on 01 Sep 2013, 14:59 1

44. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

LOL, even the first generation of Sony smart watch is more beautiful than this ugly thing.
where are those beautiful prototypes Sammy??

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:16

51. willard12 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Just like the phone, it's a rectangle with rounded edges. That's it. Which part do you hate the most? The rectangle or the edges?

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:23 5

53. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Hey just a sec here ! What's the surprise ?!
1. There aren't many smartwatches out there...hence 'sammy' can't copy anything good.
2. Made of plastic and ugly design...where was this familiar..its designed by nature for humans though..
3.I bet it has a removable battery...hence the half a day battery life all u need is to carry one or 2 extra to get u through the day.
4.I'm sure all the s-functions (bloatware) will make it feel very useful..


posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:42 3

59. frazaco11 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

I agree with you . Sammy ordinarily has a lot challenges in design department . I like how Apple delayed Iwatch to disappoint copycats .
It's a shame to Samsung .

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:34

57. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Despite all the images and articles over the last few weeks, I was still hoping it looked like the Altius.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:37 2

58. NickSDC (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

You guys that knock Sammy's designs are ridiculous. It's not like a house where there are endless variables of designs. You got a screen, and a body. Square, not square. Rounded edges, or angled edges. Curved back, or flat back. What do you expect? Your the same type of people more concerned with the looks of a car rather than functionality. You guys go ahead and bash Sammy for a flawed design. The rest of us, rational, practical people who live in the real world, will continue to purchase these "ugly" devices that are viable to our lives.

Why not discuss why anyone would even need one of these things in the first place? Honestly, what use would anyone get out of it, that they don't already get from their phone?

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:54 1

63. wando77 (Posts: 727; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Fake!! Can't see the releasing a watch with screws visibke in the front face.....get real

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:55

64. Tattari (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

last title was way better :P

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:58

65. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I don't believe this is the real deal. wait for sept 4th FOR THE REAL PRODUCT.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:07

66. gazmatic (Posts: 790; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

frigging fugly

copysung has no creativity and no original ideas

there idea of a new device is just to cram as much as possible into whatever screen size they choose and hope consumers bite

sadly they do

hook, line and sucker

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:28

70. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

I like the screws wtg samey, don't worry folks a BIGGER one is coming next year... bigger is better right?

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:28

71. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

I like the screws wtg samey, don't worry folks a BIGGER one is coming next year... bigger is better right?

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:34

74. Purnama (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)

meet the new samsung galaxy ultra mini

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 18:54

85. Whateverman (Posts: 3248; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Am I the only person here who thinks this thing is either a fake or very, very old? Nothing about this thing says it was designed by Samsung. The UI looks like windows mobile 6.5, and sliding buttons??? Really?!? This smells a little fishy to me.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 19:56

92. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 588; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I dont mind the design so much. It's just waaaaaay too bulky to be practical....next!

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 20:14

94. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

samsung is going to make the house arrest trackers next...just watch

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 20:48

96. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

Its fake... It must be.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 22:02

98. odachek1976 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

One word to describe the front panel, "SCREWED"

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 00:18

101. supa_dupa (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

But...but...it's a GALAXY...!!!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 01:20

102. theZED (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)

It's not a watch, it's a gear of galaxy. I hoped for its processor to be octa-core.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 07:22

105. joesseth (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

I will only buy this if it can last up to 5 days with a single charge.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:42

107. linaresx (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)

Does it come with a 56k modem standard? This HAS to be a belated April fool’s joke. Maybe they're trying to under promise to over deliver. Even the sketch looks ridiculous.

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