Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Gear launching along with the Galaxy S5

Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Gear launching along with the Galaxy S5
The general indications ever since the Samsung Galaxy Gear was first released was that Samsung was planning to have its follow-up offering ready to be shown at CES 2014 in January. It looks like that plan is still on track, because a new rumor says that the next generation Samsung Galaxy Gear is going to be launched alongside the Galaxy S5.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be released either in February or March. Unfortunately, there isn't much as far as information on what changes Samsung is planning to make with the next version. It is being reported that Samsung is working on the device, but the only info is that it is expected to be 15-20% thinner than the first Gear. That alone is a definite improvement, because the Gear is quite a chunky device.

We're hoping that the battery life gets another bump (there was a software update today that claims to extend battery life), and of course the price tag on the Gear needs to see a drop. What other changes would you like to see?

source: ETNEWS via SamMobile



1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

It needs a fcuking better design….

5. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

all i gotta request samsung is to implement flex screens where needed

16. mturby unregistered

samsung has NEVER implementet flex screens for commercial sales. LG did, and for the galaxy round, its not flexible.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hope it will look better. Think they rush this galaxy watch with no design principals.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012 No design from Samsung will ever please the haters in this forum. I buy it for the design and enjoy it using it on the daily basis while clueless hater bubbles only hate. Samsung just release a watch face designer for gear user to design their own watch face. Its perfect, meet my need 100%

2. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

A Mirasol screen: color, low battery consumption and good outdoors visibility. Also that is waterproof.

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Price !

4. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol at samsung forcing smart watches down people's throats.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

launched alongside S5 doesn't mean 'you've to buy the smartphone or else you don't get GS5 as well'

9. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Buy a GS5, get a GG2 for free. (Or the other way around) Of course, they are counted as *sold* units.

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So where do you get gg free for note 3????? I would like to hear it... It costs f**king 23k rs (last time i checked)...

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Smartwatches don't interest me in the slightest. The idea of having to charge my watch every day puts me off the most. I already have a time-piece that needs recharging every day. Its called a smartphone. I'm really surprised that nobody has thought about integrating solar power cells into these or using E-ink to reduce power consumption altogether.

8. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

How ironic. Cellphones devastated the watch industry. And now they want to become watches.

10. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Exactly. I can see that it would be useful to look at your watch instead of pulling the phone out to see who is calling. Do not think it justifies the price.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Remember LG came out with a smart watch with video call early 2004.

11. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013


14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

This reminds me when Samsung released their first Android phone which was utter crap compared to the Motorola Droids at that time. It’s only a matter of time when Samsung releases a product that people will want to buy and will cost a fraction of the cost compared to the first gen model. If it really comes down to it I see Samsung bundling the watch with their phones just to get more sales.

18. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Waterproof, and the battery of course.

19. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

This P.O.S. should come free with the phone like headphones and a charger. WhOmP!!! wHoMp!!!

20. itgetsreal614

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Bring the price down. Price point needs to be under 200 especially if the S5 is 200 or more. Sammy give the people what they want

21. livingmild

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 24, 2009

It certainly needs to be waterproof. That's a feature that most watches have.

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