Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks "something special" says Samsung executive
Among the problems with the first version of the watch is the fact that for now, it pairs via a Bluetooth connection only to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Additionally, the 10 hour battery life is said to be low for a device that ideally should stay on your wrist for a solid day before needing to be recharged.
While all of these problems are fixable and will probably be so on the rumored Galaxy Gear 2, a Samsung executive was quoted as saying that "our Gear lacks something special." But the executive also said that with more work on the UI and the User Experience with the sequel, customer satisfaction will improve.
If Samsung did manage to do one thing on its list, it was to launch its new smartwatch before Apple did. The only problem is that the limited functionality of the device prevented Samsung from taking a victory lap for beating Apple to market. The Cupertino based manufacturer has been hiring new engineers in an attempt to get the iWatch to the next level.