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Samsung gets 50,000 beta testers for its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, 8,000 for Galaxy Round

0. phoneArena 18 Nov 2013, 16:34 posted on

Right from the start, it has been pretty apparent that the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Round are both basically beta products intended to test out the waters of new form factors, rather than aiming to capture a huge portion of the consumer market. The limited release area of the Round is enough to prove that, and you can see it easily enough with the Galaxy Gear in the pricing and compatibility with only one phone...

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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:06

1. Jommick (Posts: 186; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


"The Galaxy Round was released only in the Korean market just 8 days ago, and is reportedly averaging just about 100 sales per day, meaning it has only sold about 8,000 units since being released."
- Shouldn't that be 800?

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:31

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2665; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sorry, clarified that.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:15 1

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Well the gear is actually compatible with more than just the Note 3 soOoOoOoOoOo......

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 17:29

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2665; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yes, it's compatible with the Note 10.1, but that's a tablet, and I specifically said it's only compatible with one phone.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:29 2

6. maherk (Posts: 821; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You can add the s4 and s3 as well. And the note 2 isn't that far. It's compatible with android 4.3 to be precise.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:49

9. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Works with note 2 s4 n, s3 what do you mean one phone

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:00

5. JakeLee (Posts: 892; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Beta testers that pay instead of being paid.....

They must be stupid.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:38

7. nctx77 (Posts: 467; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Yep! Beta testers for a product that they are spending millions on marketing lol! This product is an epic fail x5. Samsung is the only company I know that releases and market prototypes lol!

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:30 1

8. phljcnth (Posts: 259; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


My Gear is a what??? I never knew I am a beta tester.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 23:09

10. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


No Problem, If This Watch Good Works :) The Best Smarts Watch "Galaxy Gear" :)

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 00:38

11. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Wow, quite the apologist article.

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