Woz throws out his Samsung Galaxy Gear after half a day for being "so worthless"
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2014, 14:00 posted on
We're still very early on in the new age of the wearable, which means that the best has yet to come. There are some good wearables on the market, and some bad ones. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been playing around with various smartwatches to see if there's anything that he likes, and he has decided one thing for sure: The Samsung Galaxy Gear is "worthless"...
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1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lol what an idiot guy. He wants a quality speaker on a watch... Hahaha
and wait didn't he say Galaxies are pile of plastic crap? AFAIK galaxy Gear needs to be connected with a samsung galaxy phone, so does this guy own a note 3 or somewhat?
3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I totally agree! Galaxy gear is worthless! Moto 360 is the only smart watch I will ever buy.
15. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
i bought the galaxy gear live after the io 2014 the gear is pointless all i want is always on google now with personal voice dictation so it understands phonics
31. sgodsell (Posts: 3770; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I noticed that Woz was mentioning he wants a stand alone smart watch. So he wants to run apps and other things on his version of a smart watch. I think Google took the right approach with Android wear. It can integrate into existing apps on the smart phone or tablet. So developers don't need to write a new app separately for a smart watch, they can just integrate some code into their existing smart phone or tablet apps. That's not to say that you can't write a stand alone app for Android wear as well. The joys, power, flexibility of Android.
The other smart watches can't do what Android Wear can do.
4. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Michael you missed a word in the forth line of the second paragraph. Just saying. Try to proofread your stuff.
43. Fellwalker (Posts: 376; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
If you proof read your post, then forth should be fourth ;-)
6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Wozniak himself is in such a disgustingly ugly shape that he shouldnt call anything else crap.
18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Let him buy his precious iWatch. This is actually the first device I heard him he doesn't like it. For me I'd rather buy the Moto 360
30. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I don't blame him. And the Woz is far from an idiot. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence ccan tell that the Woz wants the best and only the best experience from his tech devices. He's owned pretty much every single high-end phone that's released from Android OEM's, not just Apple products.
As an owner of the Gear, I can tell you that the speaker is atrocious. Not surprising since the speakers on Samsung phones aren't that great at all. The speaker on my Note 3 is far from stellar even with the speaker volume mod from xda. Can we get external speaker quality along the lines of the One M7/M8?
And the plastic? Yeah, I can agree with him there. I LOVE everything about my Note 3 except for the shell. I still wish that they'd used a bit better premium materials. Doesn't even have to be metallic. Just more premium poly-carbonate altogether. Something along the quality of the One X or a Lumia 1020. You can tell that the external materials is where Samsung cut corners.
The irony of just about ANYone on PA calling the Woz an idiot...
42. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
THE WOZ HAS SPOKEN!!!
This is a man who is impartial about technology and I take his word on it.
2. ezfidel (Posts: 34; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
To each his own. I love mine. I got my world cup scores updated so if someone scores I get my notification on my watch. Of coarse it's not a necessity, but it's fun and convenient. Definitely not worthless.
21. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
1 day battery / 3 day battery.
CHoose your poison.
35. sgodsell (Posts: 3770; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Considering the Android wear display is constantly on. The Gear, Gear 2, Gear Neo, Gear fit are not on all the time.
7. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I've seen the Galaxy Gear in action and it's laggy as hell...
10. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Mines is not laggy. Even after the 8 months when i bought it
13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Really? But it isn't buttery smooth either, is it?
22. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
It is. Whether "buttery" smooth or "milky" smooth or "chocolatey" smooth is personal judgement, performance isn't going to be an issue.
You really haven't even used it and just commented here just like a troll. Ain't it?
29. joey_sfb (Posts: 5847; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Really I don't have a problem using Gear watch. It delivery the notification and convenient. What else do you want?
Besides, only Samsung supporter would buy a Gear watch. So the bottom line is those who buy gear like it and those who don't have it would not know the better.
Besides, you can't really assert a product properly using it half a day.
Woz is an attention seeker. Too bad his endless stream of negative comments is all he got right now.
8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2214; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
I love all the hate. When Woz criticizes Apple or praises Google, the love flows and he is considered cool. When he criticizes junk for being junk, the android fanboys are all over him. The hypocrisy is hilarious.
16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4375; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I was just about to post something similar. However, you forgot to mention that that cuts both ways. There are also the negative comments from Apple fans when he praises Google or android. This is why I'm getting to the point where I stop coming to this site for periods of time.
The fanboy BS on all sides is getting so high you'd need a hazmat suit and a periscope to navigate through it.
25. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2214; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
True, but that is usually not as rabid. Yes, there are some of us who like Apple (and other brands), but we are a vocal minority.
32. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4375; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So it's justified if you're in the minority? BS is BS whether it's one person or one million people. When I first joined here it was Apple fans in the majority, and it is no more douchey now than it was then.
Everyone has their likes and dislikes, and to each their own. Woz sees no use in Galaxy Gear, and that's fine. He is looking for more of a standalone smartwatch, and there really isn't anything currently on the market like that yet. So android wear will most likely be a disappointment to him as well. But that doesn't mean other people won't find Gear or Wear useful, because everyone has individual tastes.
What's funny, or maybe sad, is that PA puts up articles that are meant to stoke the fanboy flames, which leads to more page clicks for them. And everyone just dances like trained monkeys to their tune.
37. joey_sfb (Posts: 5847; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I getting to the same conclusion. I thinking of picking up a third language and to brush up my coding ability.
Android studio seems to be a good platform to start. Bye bye!
23. Commentator (Posts: 3705; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Isn't Galaxy Gear Tizen? What do Android fanboys have at stake here?
28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2214; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
It's Samsung, and they are the leaders of the Android pack. Sure, there are some Sony, Motorola, LG, and HTC fans here (And some of the lesser known Chinese brands), but Samsung definitely wags the dog.
27. blazee (Posts: 410; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
i liekd your comment but gear isnt android. Personally i havent used any smartwatches and i dontknow anyone who even would. They look tacky