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#1 compl3x

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 21:19

I have no interest in smartwatches (yet) but I think this is a pretty clever ad:

 

 

 

 




#2 vetSimon

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 22:56

One of the first Samsung ads that I actually enjoy. Even though I don't like the look of the gear, they get some good nostalgia points here.



#3 Growled

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:01

If it's good enough for Captain Kirk, it's good enough for me. :D



#4 DocM

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:04

Premature enthusiasm. Samsung already realizes all the Gear has is nostalgic cool factor after early reviews and has been working on a successor with some actual "killer app" possibilities. Wait for Gen 2 and see if they succeeded.

#5 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:18

I'm not buying a smartwatch until they release one with decent battery life and a flexible screen.



#6 Growled

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 13:53

I played with the Gear some over the weekend at our local Best Buy and it's a very disappointing device. I doubt that I would want one anytime soon.



#7 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:10

It's a great advert. Saying that, I really don't have any interest in smartwatches as they exist at the moment. They're far too expensive and too limited in both functionality and battery-life to be considered a serious proposition. That said, I'm sure they will improve over time.



#8 Growled

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 15:02

What many people don't realize, and I didn't really until I went to play with one, is it's not a stand alone device. You need a Note 3 to make it work properly, and for right now only a Note 3 will work with it. 

 

http://www.ydr.com/o...but-falls-short



#9 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:38

^ I thought that was common knowledge...



#10 Growled

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:41

^ I thought that was common knowledge...

 

I really haven't paid it any mind since I'm not really into watches. Haven't worn one in years and probably wouldn't wear this one if they gave it to me.



#11 DocM

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:26

Same here. I haven't worn a wrist watch for ages, preferring a pocket watch and/or my cell acting as an alarm clock.

#12 dead.cell

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:51

Considering my priorities for a watch are that it looks good first and foremost, with its functions being secondary, this really wouldn't suit me at all, especially on the basis that it's totally useless if you don't have that particular phone. Give it a couple years though maybe. I'm sure they can tailor both look and function in together someday.



#13 spacer

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:03

I still don't understand the appeal of these devices. I also didn't know that it required a note 3 to actually function. That just makes it even more of a stupid gadget in my opinion. Regardless, if Apple releases their version of this and it is actually a stand-alone device, Samsung is screwed.



#14 primexx

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:45

too bad it'll brick after a trans-oceanic flight



#15 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:44

too bad it'll brick after a trans-oceanic flight

 

Uhhh, no, it won't...