we received a sample that we have to return.
I’ve been using the Galaxy Gear watch for a few weeks now along with the new Note 3 which I received a few weeks ago. There have been a lot of negative reviews about this product but I don’t think the reviewers fully understand the full potential of this product. This is a well designed and nicely made 1.0 wearable digital device with limited software and application support. As the software matures and the number of apps increase this device will get better an better. The Potential is amazing.
S-Memo – ability to make voice notes by talking to your watch and have them transcribed and stored on your device.
Camera – actually takes photos
Mail/SMS notifications – you can read them on the watch including mail accounts from gmail, hotmail, etc.
S-Voice interface to make calls, send texts, etc.
Build quality seems to be very good
Comfortable to wear – not as big and clunky as I thought it would be on my wrist
A few negatives:
Native support for other apps like gmail and Facebook are just notifications – you have to use your phone to read the content.
Battery life is about 24 hours
It Has Limited app support but I expect this to get dramatically better soon
My Overall impressions.
I think it’s really an amazing idea, I’m so happy that Samsung has put this device in the works. Like I said above it can only get better and better. Those of us that are glamorized by the spy world might wish for something much better right away, but for getting a device on the market at an affordable price is really cool. When I say affordable, it’s not the price of a watch, you have to remember that it does a lot, maybe not what you expect but if you did what it expected to then it would probably cost five times as much, so Give Samsung a break and if you are picky wait for a later version, but if you want some fun pretending to be a spy while taking photos from your wrist then you’ll be happy with the Samsung Galaxy Gear.