Samsung planning more Galaxy Gear smartwatches at various price points

Samsung planning more Galaxy Gear smartwatches at various price points
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a very interesting new product. It is one of the first wave of what we know will be a pretty big segment of wearable devices; and, the device looks pretty good except for the potential battery life (25 hours at best, about 10 hours at worst) and the price ($299). But, at least on that second point, Samsung is planning to offer more choices for consumers.

Of course, this should be no surprise given Samsung's talent for flooding the market with devices that will hit every screen size and pricing tier available, but Samsung has confirmed that it is planning more Galaxy Gear smartwatches. Apparently, Samsung wants "Gear" to become a new sub-brand of the Galaxy line, just like the Note. That means more Galaxy Gear variants at multiple price points. 

Samsung said that it had worked through hundreds of designs before settling on the Galaxy Gear as it was announced, so the team obviously has plenty of other ideas in store. And, as far as cutting cost, it would be simple enough to remove a couple features like the camera and voice control in order to hit a lower price point. 

source: SlashGear

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16 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Should have known!!

10. T....

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Waiting for the Galaxy Gear Zoom! Bring it on Samsung :)

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

what the heck Samsung give us a break

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

U mean "u", why "us", speak for yourself. Ohkayyyy!

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I am waiting iBeam line for the next iphone so good luck with your watch

15. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

are you getting the watch Soulja? or you just love policing people who talk against samsung/android with an iphone uniform on? haha smh -1

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is someone pointing a gun at your head and forcing you to buy ? If not interested then just don\'t open the freakin article and bother to post a comment !

3. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

If they made a Gear that had no camera, I would think about buying one. That camera is way too bulky. If they can't make a camera that lies flat along the band, then they shouldn't add one to the watch.

5. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Hopefully one of the options is better looking.

6. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Too costly. This will not be usefull if it only works for a couple of hours. At the end of the day, you\'ll be missing your old watch.

14. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a phone and a watch, its two devices for the price of three.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Translation - people don\'t like it like we thought they would and the price is too high.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Same like lower end, mid range and high end phones. Atleast we can try a lower end model.

11. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

With Samsung, you pay for the marketing, 60% of the price is all marketing. Lets wait for the Micromax watch, you will get the same features at 1/2 the price. The only difference will be the Samsung watch will only show you the time when you look at it and will keep showing it till you look away, lol

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Galaxy Gear, Gear Mini, Gear Mega, Gear Zoom, Gear Active, Gear with LTE-A?, Gear Note with a Stylus...and so on! LOL! :P Anything left out? :D

16. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I want a FFC on my watch, not an obvious one on the band. Watchcam doesn't have to has lots of megapixels. I want to use it for Skyping or surreptitious filming.

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