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New specs leak confirms our fears: Samsung Galaxy Gear may only get 10 hours of battery life

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2013, 18:04

Earlier today, we talked about the potential issues that customers will have to look out for with the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony SmartWatch 2, because we're not convinced the hardware or software is ready for smartwatches yet. One big worry is battery life, and a new leak concerning the specs for the Galaxy Gear, it looks like battery life could be a problem...

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posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:13 3

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Along with all the iProducts™®©

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 10:57

55. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Honestly I think when the iwatch launch all u will be saying it's innovative. U or no one don't know what specs the galaxy smart watch will have.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:03 8

6. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Battery life for a smart watch needs to be measured in days not hours, or it's just not worth the hassle.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:18 5

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

10 hours on a smartwatch is not enough, what's the point of buying it if it can't last a day?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 01:47 2

37. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Just as much battery life as the omnitrix. How did ben 10 manage to save the world with that crap?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:20

14. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

One Word Bands of Solar Panels

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:53 1

19. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

a lot of these features seem useless. Why does a watch need a dual core processor or a 4mp camera or 1gb of ram or 8gb storage? The watch is meant to 1) show time of course 2) set an alarm 3) use some aux functions like stopwatch, lap times, calculator 4) show emails and notifications from your phone so you dont need to pull it out of your pocket every time you wanna check these.

Is samsung planning on this device working separately from a phone as well as with it? Cant think of any other reason it would need all this stuff.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:05 1

20. SonyPS4 (Posts: 346; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Need at least 2-3 days battery life with average usage for this to be successful.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:20 2

22. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

like this one???

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:26

32. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

this one seems promising.. the only thing that bothers me is that 'SONY' written on top..sony is just so mainstream

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 00:40 4

35. Feanor (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

... whereas Samsung is so rare and premiun? :-)))

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 02:40 1

41. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

haha..premium watches are provided by rolex. sony isnt just cool anymore like Samsung.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 08:29

50. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Samsung? Cool? did i miss something?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:14 3

21. verbalize (Posts: 140; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Typical Samsung. They hear what Apple's doing and they rush something. This device will be a big joke. I give Apple a lot of credit for taking their time so at least there watch will be much better than the cheap garbage that Samsung puts out.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:23 1

30. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

whatever, by the time apple releases their watch in mid 2014.. there will be something called galaxy gear 2 which will be far better than iwatch due to their early adoption of this technology

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 09:02

52. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Typical Samsung. They hear that Apple is copying am idea and they copy it, too, but faster and sell a lot more.


posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:17

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Typical Apple using outdated specs along with cheap materials and charging a premium price. And halfbread products.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:24

31. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

yes, if they sell their midrange product at such high price then it should be much safer and reliable too

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:10

57. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

It's called iTHUG.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 22:18 2

27. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

I bet if the brand was Sony then people would not bash it as much, but because it is Samsung, they can deliberately bash the company for making this idea (smartwatch).
I think that it is fine, its just there are a lot of people who just think Sony is the 'best' (obviously not, judging by their products).

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 08:26 2

49. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

No, don't think Samsung is the only one with haters.
Sony has haters too (you are one of them), primarily because of their premium designs and getting more attention than the haters' phone brands.

See for yourself; check the Z1 on three article comments section.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 01:06

62. SonyCraperiaSucks (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)

Premium deign? what design..its just a basic boring design thats repeated...and no, its not getting more attention, its just that the phone has nothing going for it and people just rant on about how good Sony is, (like you)

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 02:11

63. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

"its just a basic boring design thats repeated"
and sonys design has more variations than samsung designs. The power button isnt changed coz its like a signature button now. hv u seen the low end and midrange xperias design? only the highend designs are somewhat similar, and if it aint broken, dont fix it. whereas samsungs design is broken and needs to be fixed. besides, u expect them to release a drastically different design everytime they release a phone? u nuts?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 02:12 1

38. doody (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

If this was apple they would tell you your all doing it wrong, there should be 10 hours in a day.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 02:25 4

39. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

I have an awesome SONY smartwatch and I really love it!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 04:29 5

44. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Sony, with the SW2, is at its third generation (considering the sonyericsson liveview as the first generation), phone arena is making a lot of fuss on the samsung's smartwatch while sony's watches are already on the market, hw and sw are not rushed, there are apps and the battery lasts a reasonable amount of time.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 02:33

40. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

What?? So I buy a watch and I can't even use it all day? No thanks!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 03:01

42. piyath (Posts: 1039; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


posted on 31 Aug 2013, 07:25 3

46. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

What is the point of smartwatch? To have another notification bar that is not part of a phone?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 07:40

47. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

This is stupid. This whole concept that people are going to be showing up in droves to buy "smart" watches to wear in place of regular watches is ridiculous. It's nothing more than a manufacturer driven demand and from the looks of this site and others, you all are buying into without even thinking about whether or not it even makes sense to have something like this. News flash: you have a phone which does everything and more, that half of you have attached to your hand anyway.

Go ahead though, spend your money on it, show it off so you look cool and enjoy realizing how dumb it is a month later.

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