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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks "something special" says Samsung executive

0. phoneArena 27 Sep 2013, 23:50 posted on

We recently passed along some speculation that included the premise that the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was just a test run to see how well the product would be received; the rumor included the word that the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch was being developed and would be introduced at CES this coming January...

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posted on 28 Sep 2013, 00:07 6

1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Just serves to reinforce the fact that my phone doesn't need a secretary.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 00:14 9

2. schinnak (Posts: 99; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


how many times do i keep asking this? didnt samsung mention that the watch will have 25+ hours battery life? Has PA actually tested it or are they so desperate to prove their own initial theory about the battery life that they keep mentioning a lower figure???

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 01:25

8. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Battery life

Samsung rates it for "up to 25 hours in regular". Company battery claims tend to be a bit overblown, so we wouldn't be surprised if the Gear gets less. On the other side, Sony claims between three and four days in normal use, and Qualcomm doesn't give a specific number but also says "days of battery life".

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 02:35 6

15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1326; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I will admit that Sony's Smartwatch 2 is one of the most underrated products out there. We are too busy talking about Samsung's watch to recognize other products out there that are perhaps better.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 03:42 1

20. schinnak (Posts: 99; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


but PA says 10 hours even without testing it. its way far off from the official 25+ hours mentioned by Samsung.

i dont know on what basis PA is making these claims. something is not right.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 04:53 4

24. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


PA really doesn't care about truths or facts. PA is a tech tabloid(some writers are worse than others), don't believe anything without checking facts.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 19:00 2

56. Cato619 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Which brings up the question: If PA is so horrible, why do you bother coming to this site at all?

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 11:49

58. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Because there are still maybe two or three PA writers who are pretty good at their job. However, if PA continues to get worse, then I won't bother to come to this site.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 01:51 6

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I does seem that PA been bashing Samsung. Did Samsung retract their AD revenue from PA.

We have PA reviewer that have never seen microUSB 3 connection and bashing other brands phone while giving iPhone 5c a straight 9 just because it's an iPhone. Now they put on as many negative press on Samsung as possible. And to form a fix opinion on the gear before an actual review being made.

I buying the gear regardless so I could form my own opinion.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 15:12

50. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Does seem ?? LOL !! Look at iPhone review and ask your question to yourself again..... "Does they" ?? FOR FURE they are paid by other companies to bash Samsung -.-

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 22:07

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am playing with my Note 3 now, Gear still unopen. Too much gadget at one go will give my headache.

Anyway, I uninstall the Telco apps no problem did a phone hard reset. After running thru the Samsung wizard they tend to install another group of junk apps. Did another hard reset and skip the Samsung start up wizard.

Always choose the 'Skip' option till Finish then add Google account later. That way my Note 3 download apps folder will be zero app install.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 00:18 6

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Is there even someone there interested with this thing?

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 02:48

16. taikucing (unregistered)


I'm interested (as long as someone gives me for free)

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 05:02 2

25. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Well, you never know with Samsung products. Samsung products get bashed by commenters and reviewers, but out in the wild(S3&4, Note 1&2,etc), they tend to dominate.
Besides, Gear is their first try, like the S and note series, they'll keep improving it and making it better.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 00:27 11

4. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Wait let apple invent the watch again

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 02:51 1

17. taikucing (unregistered)


you mean invent = copy

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 03:47 9

21. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Copying whom ? Samsung ? Wait till samsung is found guilty of infringing apple's patents .

And end up banning their own smartwatch and paying another billion $ to apple :P

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 04:03 3

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


are you that special!? what has samsung done here that infringes on any apple patents!? Face it all apple are doing here is copying plain and simple no go back to the farm!

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 04:28 4

23. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Do u even that apple started buying patents way before anybody thought of making a smarwatch. I doubt ,dat this watch is not infringing any apple patents.

Though samsung has released it's not so "smart"watch early. Im pretty sure that they are in danger zone.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 05:06 3

26. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Your statement doesn't even make sense. How can you buy patents way before anybody thought of smartwatch??(you can not buy something that doesn't exist.)

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 06:03 1

28. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Sure. The slide to unlock patent existed before it came to smartphones. Patents don't need to be limited to a special kind if device.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 09:40

40. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


What's next? Samsung refrigerators copied apple because they're white and rectangle with a smooth edge. Stop being ridiculous.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 06:08 7

29. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


You are a fool if you really believe in Samsung's strategy. They only wanted to bring it to the market so that they can claim that were the first. But that doesn't mean innovation. Innovation needs to be - per definition - successful on the market and valued by society. Both is not given for the Galaxy Gear because it is a flop. Otherwise it could only be an invention. But since others were faster with the first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear isn't even an invention. Apple will probably set the standard for the smartwatch design that Samsung will copy.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 06:31 3

32. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


where the hell did anyone say innovation, stop making up rubbish and stop thumbing up this blatant troll otherwise you truly as bad as him!

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 07:06 4

34. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


You said that all apple would be doing is plain copying. Innovators don't do plain copying. Its vice versa. Samsung copies from more innovative companies. I brought innovation into the discussion because innovation is closely linked to copying (where there is an innovator, there is at least one copier too).

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 08:53 1

37. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yikes, ifans (or icopy) were pretty much gone from this site, but I guess they're back. icopy should stop this nonsense. How can Samsung copy iwatch, they're not even out yet. At least wait till iwatch comes out. For icopy people, Samsung smartwatch already looks like iwatch(never mind iwatch isn't even made yet, lol).

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 09:03

39. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"Innovation needs to be - per definition - successful on the market and valued by society," do you know what innovation means?? Stop making up definitions.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 11:34 1

45. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Yes, I learned about Innovation Management as part of my studies. I do know very well what an innovation is and how the word innovation is defined. The market success and the valuation of society is a crucial element of the definition.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 13:06

47. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"An innovation is something original, new, and important - in whatever field.."(Journal of High Technology Management Research). "a new idea, device, or method"(merriam-webster). The word innovation has little to do with market success, and the crucial element is not valuation of society, but being new, original, and important.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 14:52 1

48. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Nice try. Here is the complete definition: "An innovation is something original, new, and important - in whatever field - that breaks in to (or obtains a foothold in) a market or society." Journal of High Technology Management Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 40–51

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