Last Updated: Oct 06,2013
I won't lie, for a first generation product i am impressed and actually would buy one.
My thinking the update gotta be 4.3, right?
Even if it cost north of $300? Someone posted a pricing listed in South Korea which translated to $450. IMHO, they need to price it around $200 to get people on board. Otherwise it will be a novelty item, like that "fancy" looking I'm Watch.
IMHO, to get people on board with this smart watch you need to make it affordable. This way you are going to attract developers with custom ROMs Just for notification purposes you can get a lot of other universal smartwatchs. I use my MetaWatch everyday, STRATA is $129, while current gen Sony is $99. The next breed of smartwatches - Omate really stands out (once you disable 3G radio and don't abuse wifi to get max battery and pure android experience with camera, waterproof, etc.). For $200 Gear would be awesome! Also, as much as I can't stand Apple, all the rumors about 2014 iWatch with some kinetic self-winding battery charging really peeks my interest. If they smart enough, they will make it universal for iOS and Android.
Well I believe the smaller one is going for $250 and with the holidays coming around the corner I figure the price will be Black Friday reduced even further.
So maybe it will be $200 for a short time and then shoot right back to regular price thereafter.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on (video)
First hands on video from Engadget guys. Looks like interface is a bit laggy. Also, they are suggesting intro price of $299. Too high...
Didn't look sluggish to me but then again its not in my hands to make an accurate determination.
Perhaps one (or more) of the carriers will attempt to one-up their competitors/entice a carrier switch,by offering a bundle/discount,especially on opening day. :idea:
I believe that is what they said in the IFA release.
I'm hoping for a bundled price as well. I've seen some reviewers mentioning that. The only issue I have with this watch is how bulky it looks.
Galaxy Gear Watch videos
-Android Central: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdw1Lqn6OEA
-Phone Arena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4S9eGvAd0
-Tech Radar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqXUXDJzZyc
-The Verge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JroaGKKZnfg
Galaxy Note 3 videos
-Samsung's demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ylP4DDwXZb8
-Android Authority: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6eM-VFHdRo
-Android Authority (vs Note 2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa7BmLX8rSY
-Android Central: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6IUp3B30pE
-Phone Arena (demo): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hDjqqLtZ7A
-Phone Arena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol4-8QN2Z_w
Note & Gear working together
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 + Gear : Official First Hands-on - YouTube
Looks like we can cross T -MOBILE off the bundled Bandwagon:
Galaxy Gear Coming to T-Mobile to Complement Galaxy Note 3 | TechnoBuffalo
If Sprint offers a bundle I'll take it.
Waiting for this:
It's inevitable. Samsung Galaxy Gear 5. Arrives in 2017.
LOL. You might not have to wait that long.. we can make it ourselves and be ahead of the game. haha
Oh and Verizon's idea of a bundle is to just charge full price for both devices. lmao
Actually I did this last year. (I thought I posted it somewhere).
I bought one of those waterproof arm gym case that straps to your arm, wrist and used it on my wrist for a few days. But didn't like the plastic cover since it made working with the screen a bit hard. (i don't like to wear screen protectors since they feel weird)
Amazon: Note 2 armband
To be honest, that is the only way I will buy a Gear if I get a Note 3 (which i'm considering to replace my iphone 5).
Best benefit of this,IMHO,is getting a better/stronger BLUETOOTH connection w/your phone & earpiece,when worn on the upper arm.
Seems to help w/some B/T devices,but,hopefully the newer B/T's do not need the added proximity.
My MOTO ELITE SLIVER II,I'm glad to say,seems to buck the trend & stays connected all the time:
Sliver II Bluetooth Headset by Motorola - A Google Company
Sorry for the topic drift.
Will the galaxy gear be sold anywhere else other than cellular stores. For example Amazon or Best Buy etc.
I almost expect to see it on Amazon or at Best Buy. I fully expect to have the watch sometime around Black Friday as long as the reports are over a 24 hour battery life.
SAMSUNG's estimates are 25 hrs......
We'll see,but,that number sounds just a bit coincidental,if not optimistic,to overcome the psychological 24 hr barrier.
john248: Hello VZW.Do you have a bundled price for the GN3 & GEAR accessory.
VZW: Why,Yes we do,the same as our separate pricing.Will that be all john248?
john248: Yes,THX for nada.
VZW: You're welcome.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYZD1sQBdlE
claims RGB, non-pentile screen
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