Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

Over the past year, we’ve seen Samsung go deeper than any other manufacturer when it comes to diversifying its line of smartphone related products. Diving into yet another totally new segment, the smartwatch one, the Samsung Galaxy Gear is looking to take the field by storm – as it’s one of the first to take a swing at the market. It’s an interesting little gadget, since it combines the timeless function of a watch with the depth of features in a smartphone – so we’re intrigued by this peculiar concoction. It seems practical, but is it really?
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43 Comments

20. ilia1986 unregistered

This is one of those rare, very very rare times that the apple way of doing less things buy doing them right should have been applied here.

30. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The S voice experience on the Gear is a truly aweful experience. Not to mention a overall half baked and rushed product. Gear 2 (which is already in works) will eliminate all these , i guess. Moreover, Sony's second try at smartwatches is good and better than Samsung's.

31. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Although, the notification glancing and its syncing with the Note 3 works great. But the overall experience leaves much to be desired.

33. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

A rushed product, Samsung only released this so they can beat Apple to it first.

34. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You forgot the 6th, 7th and 8th con: Difficult to see outside due to the lack of brightness, battery life maybe only gets you through a day and it doesn't accept a micro usb but rather requires some sort of special dock to charge it. Think I'll pass on this thing.

36. morozsean

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Nothing special. It'll be more exciting when Google announces their smart-watch..

37. nikcoblanko

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Now, what will I do with my MotoACTV?

38. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

See what happens when Samesoon has nothing to copy from?

39. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Just wait a few months. They will give it for free to those who purchase their new GS5, a 64-bit phone running 32-bit Android. What a joke. I just hope they don't count these units into their sales numbers. And I really really hope they don't tell such a BS like "The AP being 64-bit is sufficient, 64-bit OS is just a marketing gimmick".

40. stutterfish

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I'm sure with software updates the Samsung Galaxy Gear will get better but it definitely feels like a bit of a rushed product. Pros from the Galaxy Gear Review: Excellent display, voice-based text messaging, 720p video, sleek design and good audio quality. Cons from the Galaxy Gear Review: Comparatively high price, exclusive device compatibility and battery life.

41. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It works very well. Sound quality is good and setup was easy. This is where things are headed even though BIG seems to be in at the moment. I do love my Galaxy Note and the watch. That is the big and small of it.

42. MrDavispleasea

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

I'm trying to find house far away from the phone you can get with the watch and still be connected?

43. MrDavispleasea

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

talk to text makes me sound like a moron. I'm trying to find out how far away from the phone you can get with the Watch?
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