- 0.0.0.1 Galaxy Gear: Specifications
- 0.0.0.2 The Good
- 1 Hardware
- 1.1 Build quality and design
- 1.2 Display
- 1.3 Battery Life
- 1.4 Storage, wireless, speaker, and call quality
- 1.5 Camera
- 2 Software
- 2.1 Interaction
- 2.2 Gear Manager app
- 2.3 Notifications
- 2.4 3rd party apps
- 2.5 Things to consider about the Gear in general
- 3 Conclusion
Watches. A lot people used to wear them, because a watch had two great functional purposes: giving you the current time instantly, and providing a quick, easy, and almost universally recognized way to socially cue that you're becoming impatient / need to go / it's getting late. A lot of people actually still wear watches, but by and large, the reason has changed - it's mostly about fashion. For some people, maybe it was always about looks, but now more than ever the watch is, in any functional sense, obsolete. We carry smartphones, and those do a lot more than just give the time. Sure, a watch can make a good backup clock if your phone dies or you need to check the time more discreetly, but they're just not as important as they used to be.
So began the smartwatch era. The idea was simple: take that empty or underutilized wrist of yours and slap a tiny computer on it. Brilliant! Well, maybe. Smartwatches are still in their infancy, relatively speaking, and while Samsung isn't the first big smartphone OEM to get in on the smartwatch game, it's probably going to be the first one most people end up remembering, at least if Samsung puts in its typical advertising effort.
With speculation that Apple and Google are looking into smartwatches, it's not hard to understand why Samsung has created the Galaxy Gear. What is hard to understand, though, is just why you'd go out and spend $300 on what essentially amounts to a beta product.
Source : http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/04/samsung-galaxy-gear-review-what-am-i-supposed-to-do-with-this/401